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Parents urged not to use a facemask on their baby

It follows reports that face masks for babies, also known as ‘baby masks’ or ‘cute masks’, are being sold in some parts of the country and online.

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Innovations by Devon’s health visitors lead the way nationally

All 1,575 babies born in Devon during the height of the lockdown, from March 1 to May 31, received a phone assessment and a community clinic appointment.

Posted on: 27 July 2020
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Devon ‘prepared’ if there’s a local outbreak

Devon has produced a blueprint which details how any future outbreaks of the virus in Devon would be managed and how its transmission would be contained.

Posted on: 9 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Additional funding to help youth clubs through COVID-19

Like many voluntary groups and organisations, youth clubs in Devon are struggling right now to stay afloat, with bills to pay and no income to supplement them. 

Posted on: 13 May 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Councils identify alternative accommodation to help the NHS

Councils are identifying accommodation that could, if required, be turned into temporary care facilities for people when they’re ready to leave hospital, to relieve pressure on the NHS.

Posted on: 30 March 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Information regarding Public Rights of Way and Coronavirus

Please follow the link here to the Public Rights of Way webpage for important information and advice.

Posted on: 30 March 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Council putting all of its energy into support for vulnerable residents

Social care and social work teams at Devon County Council are redeploying staff from non-critical services to essential frontline services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Posted on: 24 March 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon’s recycling centres closed until further notice

It follows the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday night regarding the temporary restrictions on movement being put in place as a result of Covid-19.

Posted on: 24 March 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Recycling centres restricted to essential use only

The new measures are intended to safeguard users, staff and the most vulnerable in the community

Posted on: 23 March 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Council pledges to do everything in its power to help people through the crisis

Devon County Council leader John Hart today pledged the authority will do whatever it can to support residents and communities through the Coronavirus outbreak.

Posted on: 19 March 2020 | Posted in: Community
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