Posts for Health

Super Saturday in Bude

I’ll add to this as the day goes on … a pictorial view of Bude’s Super Saturday Here are the ladies at Just Gentz … the new face of barbering. They say they are back in the chairs and loving it … Meanwhile, here is the new look for all […]

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Cornwall Council urges caution as the county reopens

From Cornwall Council: Saturday 4th July is the day central government has said that hotels, holiday lets, cafés and restaurants can reopen and visitors return to Cornwall. We understand, reopening tomorrow brings economic relief for many businesses. For some residents, Cornwall’s release from lockdown brings the fear of a second wave that […]

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Bude sea pool is ready

From Bude Sea Pool: The Sea Pool has been fixed, is full and being replenished every tide – just as it should be. . Last week, contractors finished their mammoth annual maintenance project which included the additional work of replacing the faulty sluice gate and repairing its poolside fittings. They’ve […]

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Co-op scheme to help people with dementia

  From Devon & Cornwall Police: A joint partnership scheme has been launched across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in collaboration with the Co-Operative stores, to help provide police and partner agencies with vital information when they are searching for missing people living with dementia. From Friday 3 July […]

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SW Ambulance Service celebrates 72nd birthday this weekend

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is saying a huge Thank You to all its people, its colleagues across the NHS, and to everyone who has supported the NHS in this challenging year – as the NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday. More than seven decades after the NHS […]

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Concerns for people in SW with diabetes

As more and more workplaces begin to reopen following lockdown, Diabetes UK in the SW has expressed deep concern that the health and safety of people with diabetes may be overlooked. There are more than 213,500 people living with diabetes in the South West.  People living with the condition are included in […]

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Bude animal-free Covid-research fundraiser for Exeter Uni

Angie Burke of Animal Free Bude has set up a Just Giving page to support animal-free Covid research (a test to check how much active virus is present/ level of infectiousness). Can you help raise the remaining £879.14 needed to hit the £30k target? Can you arrange a coffee morning? […]

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New government guidance on re-opening tourism

  The Government has outlined the measures that will allow UK tourism and visitor attractions to reopen to the public. The guidance, published today by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the processes and facilities that businesses must put in place before reopening on July 4 so […]

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Be ‘tick aware’ this summer

From Devon Council: With lots of us making the most of the warm weather and spending longer outside, it’s important to remember to be aware of ticks as there are plenty of them around at the moment. Ticks are small, spider like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, […]

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Older and younger people impacted differently by COVID-19

I’ve been reading info from the Office for National Statistics on how lockdown has impacted different age groups, which highlights significant differences between younger and older people, probably for obvious reasons, as older people seem to be more at risk from serious illness or death from the disease. The info […]

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Latest R rate – SW’s has dropped

These are the latest R and growth rate estimates by NHS England regions. The values are shown as a range, the most likely true values are somewhere towards the middle of this range. Region R Growth rate % per day England 0.7-0.9 -4 to -1 East of England 0.7-0.9 -6 to -1 […]

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Covid-19 alert level drops from 4 to 3

“The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from Level 4 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially) to Level 3 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation). The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence […]

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A visit to the foot health pro during COVID-19

The upside of ‘lockdown’ is that I have been walking more rather than going out in my car. The downside of that is that I constantly seem to wear trainers (not my favourite footwear) and the toe that causes me problems over time (and has done for years) had decided […]

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New rules on face coverings on Monday

From the Government: New rules requiring passengers to wear a face covering on their journey will come into force on public transport across England from Monday, so if you use buses or trains (less likely) this impacts you. Not sure what the rules are on being a taxi passenger but […]

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Holiday letting – cleaning protocols

To open on 4th July, the hospitality industry needs full guidance petty soon.   This info comes from OneonOne Communications for the UK Short Term Accommodation Association: With the Government provisionally earmarking Saturday 4 July as the date when certain sectors of the travel and hospitality industry can re-open, the […]

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