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Devon can expect challenging months ahead

The government today announced its plan for tackling Covid during the autumn and winter in England. The PM outlined a Plan A and a Plan B: Under Plan A, ministers will: encourage the unvaccinated to be jabbed offer vaccines to 12 to 15-year-olds begin a booster jab programme for millions – over […]

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New Covid response in Devon and SW

From Devon Council: Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have all been designated an ‘enhanced response area’ by the government. It’s because coronavirus case rates in the far South West are so high, so the government is prioritising the area for additional support to drive down case numbers. It doesn’t mean […]

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Swathes of Devon with high Covid-19 rates

The interactive map for the 7 days to 17th July, show swathes of Devon now with high numbers of Covid-19 infections. North Devon had 514 cases, a case rate per 100,000 people of 529.1, while Mid-Devon sat at 333 cases (404.6) and East Devon hit 666 (455.3). Exeter had 550 […]

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Covid testing and vaccinations available at Devon County Show

From Devon Council:   It’s the Devon County Show this week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.                                                                          […]

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75% adults in Devon have now had their first dose of Covid vaccine

From Devon Council: Three quarters of adults in Devon have now had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. That’s more than 750,000 first doses given by the 23 May, and nearly half a million second doses. But, sadly, the number of people in Devon not attending their second appointments […]

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Mobile Covid-19 testing centre to be at Holsworthy

From this week a mobile COVID-19 Community Testing Centre will stop at two additional communities, Holsworthy and Moretonhampstead. The mobile centres stop in communities twice a week on given days, offering rapid testing to those without symptoms. The additional stops mean that the times of the previous scheduled visits at […]

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Two Barnstaple gyms fined for Covid breaches

From North Devon Council website:   Two Barnstaple gyms have been fined after being found to be breaching Covid-19 regulations last week. Council and police officers visited Brute Force Body Building Gym in Pilton on Monday 25 January and Platform Gym in Pottington on Friday 29 January after receiving complaints […]

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Devon goes to tier 3

From Devon Council: The government has reviewed the tier restrictions, and Devon is to move up to Tier 3 from Thursday 31 December. That means: You must not meet socially indoors with anybody who you do not live with, or you are not in a support bubble with. You must not meet […]

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Instow pub fined £4k for Covid breaches

An Instow pub has been issued with four fixed penalty notices totaling £4,000 after breaching Covid-19 regulations, according to Devon Council. Police officers received complaints from members of the public, prompting them to visit the Wayfarer Inn on the evening of Friday 18 December (traditionally ‘Factory Friday’) and found the […]

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Deer Park care home caring – but not well-led

Deer Park Care Home is a residential care home providing personal care to people aged 55 and over, which was inspected in recent times. On the first day of inspection there were 47 people living at the home. The service can support up to 56 people in a purpose-built building […]

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