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.
Published: 23 July 2021
Look out for each other and keep doing your bit to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Devon. The Equality Act 2010 – a reminder of your responsibilities as decision makers. Leader of Devon County Council, John Hart, re-elected as voice for South West. Ambulance service experiences busiest week in its history. Head of Children’s Social Care and Head of Children’s Health and Wellbeing recruited. Children’s Services Ofsted report published and we’ve won the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Apprenticeships Champion Award.
Published: 20 July 2021
Met Office has issued a Level 3 heatwave alert. Look out for those at most at risk. Hot weather can be a problem, especially this year. Share this guidance as widely as possible.
Published: 9 July 2021
COVID-19 restrictions set to end – what you need to know now. Self-isolation to be eased for fully vaccinated adults and under 18 year olds. Confused about the types of COVID-19 tests available? Making it easier to get vaccinated. Devon County Council’s new website for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The Tour of Britain is returning to Devon this year on Monday 6 September, and much more.
Published: 25 June 2021
How we’ll continue to work flexibly in the future. Members’ Area for resources. Delay to the further lifting of restrictions was inevitable. We will be back at the Devon County Show this year. Devon bids for Community Renewal Funding. Vaccination walk-in sessions, booking not necessary. All adults can now book a life-saving COVID-19 vaccine. Rise in COVID-19 cases among school-age population – but schools not the cause. School admissions. Everyone working in care homes to be fully vaccinated under a new law to protect residents. Devon County Council marks Windrush Day. #ThankYouDay Sunday 4 July 2021.
Published: 11 June 2021
Potential G7 disruption and cyber security awareness. Funding secured to support Devon’s economic recovery. Enjoy Euro 2020, but do so safely, says Public Health Devon. Ofsted focused visit update. Making our carers visible and feel valued during Carers Week 2021. Devon charity to receive the highest award for voluntary work during the pandemic and much more.