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NHS Test and Trace successfully reaches more than 80 percent of close contacts

The latest figures shows a 52 per cent rise in the number of people using the NHS Test and Trace service since mid-June. Meanwhile, we’re working hard to put additional local arrangements in place to boost local testing availability

Posted on: 3 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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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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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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Testing facilities extended in England

The number of mobile testing units – there are currently 147 in the country – is set to rise to 236 by the end of this month, the Government says.

Posted on: 7 July 2020
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The R value – what is it

You may hear over the next day or so that the R value in England has risen, including in the South West. By way of context, the South West has the lowest number of cases across regions in England. Devon in particular has the fifth lowest number of recorded cases of all 150 upper tier local authorities.

Posted on: 5 June 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Working in partnership for safer roads

Highways England, police, fire and rescue, public health, Devon County Council and the NHS agreed that working together would improve road safety

Posted on: 5 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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