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