Published: 29 January 2021
This week Mr Brown described his concerns about the numbers of people testing positive in care homes, and of continuing pressure on hospitals. And while the NHS vaccination programme is going well, with more venues opening up to vaccinate more people, he says it’s important that we do not think that once we’ve had the vaccine, we can go about like normal. It’s essential that everyone, even including those who have received their first jab, continues to adhere to the lockdown rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Continue to social distance, wear face coverings when in public spaces, and wash hands properly and regularly. And if you are instructed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, you must do so.”
Published: 22 January 2021
“Keep it up as hope on the horizon” says Steve Brown, Devon’s Director of Public Health; Parking arrangements at County Hall for new community testing site; GPs offering vaccination appointments, COVID-19 vaccination staff update and much more.
Published: 21 January 2021
“Hope is on the horizon but for now, please stay home as much as you can and be extra careful when you need to go out”, says Steve Brown, Devon’s Director of Public Health. Every GP practice in Devon offering appointments to eligible patients as four more centres open their doors. New codeword scheme (Ask for ANI) launched to help combat domestic abuse. Every Mind Matters: Make inside feel better. Adopt South West shared a poem called ‘They say the world is closed today’, which was sent to them by a mum of two young adopted children, in the hope that it helps lift people’s spirits during this current lockdown.
Published: 14 January 2021
Devon’s Director of Public Health, Steve Brown, has called on us all to be extra vigilant in following the Government’s COVID-19 lockdown rules, and to “think twice” before we leave our homes. The new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine was given to the first people in Devon last week, with thousands more doses expected to be administered in the coming days and weeks. Trading Standards is warning the public to be on their guard following reports that fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details.
Published: 8 January 2021
Prime Minister announces national lockdown; CCG Members briefing – Coronavirus vaccination in Devon; New Oxford vaccine being given to first patients in Devon; COVID-19 vaccinations for health and care staff, school and children’s services update, Devon Link-Up Lockdown Challenge and much more.
Published: 6 January 2021
Devon County Council stands ready to help those who are most badly affected by the latest lockdown, council Leader John Hart has declared. And he appealed to everyone in the county to abide by the rules and defeat the latest virulent strain of the virus. Mr Hart said the arrangements that had been made during the first two lockdowns were already in place to support the vulnerable and elderly.