Published: 10 December 2021
Devon’s Director of Public Health welcomes additional measures to curb rising cases. Councillors back plans to expand mental health support across North Devon and Torridge. Double digit spending increase for vulnerable children and adults in Devon. Additional funding to help keep Devon’s hospitals flowing this winter. Support available for people struggling this winter, and much more.
Published: 26 November 2021
Our Strategic Plan 2021-2025. COVID-19 case rates in Devon now among the highest in the country. New advice on when it’s necessary to take a rapid lateral flow device test. Unpaid carers should know their rights and how to access support. Stopping young people going hungry this Christmas. Christmas hampers planned for Devon’s care-experienced young people. Appreciative Inquiry to celebrate the importance of adult social care. Money available to help support people during self-isolation and much more.
Published: 12 November 2021
COVID-19 vaccination to be a condition of employment for health and social care staff; Booster bookings available after five months; A window open for just 10 minutes helps reduce coronavirus spread; Ordering Lateral Flow Tests; Attendance in Devon schools; Below average COVID-19 vaccine uptake prompts renewed approach to 16 and 17 year olds; Care home double vaccination requirements for visiting staff; Support for unpaid carers – please help spread the word; Carers eligible for free flu vaccine and much more.
Published: 29 October 2021
Prevention is multi-layered, and we need all its layers to be effective. Do you know how to report online abuse and unacceptable behaviour? Civility in public life call for evidence. COVID-19 test scam alert! All you need to know about flu. How to do your bit to help the NHS this winter.
Young people aged 12 to 15 are being offered the coronavirus vaccine. Lateral flow reminder to pupils before heading back to school or college and much more.
Published: 15 October 2021
Extra £8.5 million to help Devon deal with COVID-19 over winter. Devon County Council appeals for help as care worker shortage gets worse. Devon’s health and care system under extreme pressure. NHS delivers more than 850,000 top up jabs to most at risk. Devon calls for more child and parent foster carers. Record number of Devon children to receive free school meal holiday vouchers for October half term. Communities benefit from £200k funding to help them reconnect, rebuild and recover, and much more.
Published: 1 October 2021
“We need to keep COVID-19 case rates as low as possible to enable as many children as possible to stay in school” Steve Brown, our Director of Public Health, offers some reassurance. Current fuel situation in Devon. COVID-19 vaccination National Booking Service opens for 16 and 17 year olds. Healthy Activity & Food (HAF) Programme. Arrangements for GCSE, AS and A levels in summer 2022. Booster jabs begin for most vulnerable. Funding available for organisations to support self-isolating residents, and much more.
Published: 17 September 2021
We can expect a challenging next few months, warns Director of Public Health Devon. Public health experts working closely with schools and colleges to reduce risk of transmission. New appeal for pregnant women to have the COVID-19 vaccination. Fostered children lend their voice to new recruitment campaign. Government shielding programme ends. Welcoming the announcement of reforms to support health and social care, and much more.
Published: 3 September 2021
Director of Public Health Devon explains the latest on enhanced response area status; Pop-up testing and vaccination steps up to meet the challenge; Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site;Schools are back soon – what do you need to know? New measures to boost care for Devon’s vulnerable children; LoveCare building a head of steam; Devon Wellbeing Hub; Supporting carers to get COVID-19 vaccinations and much more.
Published: 20 August 2021
Mobile testing units to also deliver vaccinations in Devon. Festivals, large events and coronavirus. Devon bids for devolution deal from government. Members’ masterclasses. Why is Exeter’s case rate so high? Self-isolation rules have changed. New social media campaign encourages young people to get vaccinated – 16 and 17 year olds invited for vaccine. Devon’s care sector urgently needs your help…
Published: 6 August 2021
Deputy Director of Public Health appeals to younger adults to get double vaccinated, Report on the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic highlights positive signs of recovery, Team Devon set to bid for more devolved powers for the county, Furlough rules have now changed for employers, Carers UK urge unpaid carers to make sure they’re vaccinated and much more.