A survey of over 5,000 adults has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s eating and physical activity habits, with over 41 per cent of people in England saying that they have put on weight since the first lockdown in March 2020.
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The summer is usually when many people hop on a boat, train or plane to seek out some guaranteed sunshine and a well earned break, but the coronavirus pandemic means travel is not straightforward at the moment.
Just over 50 per cent of females aged 18 to 49 have now had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, compared to just under 40 per cent of males in the same age group.
COVID-19 levels nationally have fallen sharply over the last week, and case rates in Devon are showing signs of levelling off. But while the national data looks reassuring, it would be unwise to let that reassurance lead to less cautious behaviour, experts warn.
People in Devon are being urged to bring forward their second COVID-19 vaccination to reduce the interval between doses to eight weeks. They can either rebook their appointment or attend one of the many walk-in clinics being held around Devon.
Reacting to the Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon (Monday 12 July), Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon reiterated a message of caution.
We’re still hearing that people with symptoms of coronavirus are using lateral flow device (LFD) tests to find out whether they have the virus. But lateral flow tests are for people who have no symptoms to use regularly to quickly check if they have the virus without realising.
Last week the NHS in Devon hosted a free live webinar for anyone to attend who wanted to know more about the COVID-19 vaccine in relation to fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding.