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The community testing mobile van visiting Lynton. Two people in the photo. One talking to the other about the testing.

Devon’s mobile community testing sites report steady demand

Devon’s mobile community testing sites report a steady demand for assisted lateral flow testing.

Posted on: 17 June 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Rapid lateral flow testing kit, laid out on a table top

Which test is appropriate and when

We’re hearing of people with symptoms of coronavirus, using the rapid lateral flow testing kits to establish whether they have the virus, and then getting on with their day. But anyone with symptoms should self-isolate and arrange a PCR test and stay self-isolating pending the result.

Posted on: 17 June 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
a person using a lateral flow testing kit

Testing is essential to detect COVID-19 and prevent onward transmission

People who have had their vaccination(s) are more protected from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, and early evidence suggests that the vaccine can also prevent a person’s ability to transmit the virus. But there are no guarantees and we don’taaa

Posted on: 20 May 2021
hands of an elderly lady around a cup of tea

Care home outbreaks are a reminder of how infectious this virus is

Cases of coronavirus in Devon may still be low in comparison to the rest of the country, but the county is still seeing outbreaks in some settings, including in care homes, warns Steve Brown.

Posted on: 12 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
boy sat with back to camera, facing the front of the class

Parents asked to do all they can to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is asking families with school-age children to do all they can to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Posted on: 10 March 2021 | Posted in: Community
home testing kit for coronavirus

VideoParents encouraged to allow their children to be tested for COVID at school

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is encouraging parents to give their consent to allow their child to be tested for coronavirus at school.

Posted on: 4 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
example of a home test kit

Testing will be the cornerstone of our way out of COVID-19

Testing for coronavirus is going to be the cornerstone of our transition back to normal life, Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, has declared.

Posted on: 4 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Image of a coronavirus swabbing test

Testing numbers rise in Devon as confirmed cases fall

The latest data shows a big rise in the numbers of COVID-19 tests completed in the last seven days, compared to the previous week.

Posted on: 15 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
coronavirus cell

Local Outbreak Plans will be supplementary to national testing and tracing arrangements

Last Friday (22 May), the Government announced that Councils will receive a share of an extra £300m to help establish local outbreak plans which will include local coordination and management of infection control and of local testing and tracing arrangements.

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
picture to describe tracing

Council welcomes extra funding for local authorities to develop new COVID-19 track and trace plans

Devon County Council has welcomed today’s Government announcement that local councils are to play a central role in developing new local track and trace plans for their local areas.

Posted on: 22 May 2020
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