coronavirus

Doctors in Devon issue urgent reminders: face-to-face GP appointments still available, only come to A&E in an emergency

Authored by News Desk

People in Devon are being reassured they will still get a face-to-face appointment at their local practice if their GP thinks they need one, and that they should only go to hospital A&E departments in an emergency.

With the danger of COVID-19 still very much present in Devon, GP practices have measures in place to protect patients and staff by reducing unnecessary contact and...

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Devon residents urged to remain vigilant during ‘critical’ weeks ahead

Authored by Jenna Owen

Since the mandatory introduction of face masks in shops across England on Friday 24th July, there has been much discussion over the decision to formally implement this practice now rather than earlier.

Alastair Lockwood (MA, BM BCh, FRCOphth, PhD) is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma, currently residing at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. In 2004, Mr....

South West helps NHS COVID-19 vaccine register achieve 100,000 sign-ups in first month

Authored by Mary

People from across the south west have helped a new vaccine trial registry for Covid-19 research reach a milestone. Over 100,000 people have now signed up to the NHS COVID-19 vaccine registry, helping to speed up efforts to discover safe and effective vaccines. This includes thousands of people from across the south west, meaning they will be amongst the first in the world to be contacted...

Car sharers advised to take precautions

Authored by Mary

Devon’s Deputy Director of Public Health has issued guidance to commuters and other car sharers as they head back to work or are out and about.

With people asked not to use public transport if possible, some are opting to share lifts to work with friends and colleagues. Young people might also be sharing lifts to places during the holiday period.

Steve Brown, Devon’s Deputy...

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Good causes impacted by COVID-19 urged to apply for share of £4m funding pot

Authored by Mary

Organisations can apply to Postcode Neighbourhood Trust for grants between £500 and £20,000 from now until Wednesday 19th August, when applications will close.

The funding boost is available thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery .

Local charities and good causes impacted by COVID-19 are being urged to apply for up to £20,000 in funding.

Groups looking to...

EDDC rise to coronavirus pandemic supporting residents, communities and businesses

Authored by Mary

Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, East Devon District Council has worked quickly to ensure its residents, communities and businesses have been well informed, supported and protected. We will continue to support our district through the pandemic and we have produced an infobite which captures our response during these challenging times.

The infobite summarises in one place many...

Ivybridge Foodbank helped by Devonshire Freemasons after massive coronavirus increase in demand

Authored by Mary

Local people living in food poverty will continue to receive fresh food from the Ivybridge Foodbank, thanks to a grant of £2,000 from Devonshire Freemasons.

Demand at the Foodbank has grown by more than 200 per cent during the coronavirus crisis, with the service at Ivybridge Methodist Church having fed nearly six hundred people since the lockdown began, half of them children....

Sidmouth emergency fund launched to support donkey-owning households hit by coronavirus

Authored by News Desk

An emergency fund to help working donkey and mule owners in Africa, Asia and the Americas who are struggling because of the coronavirus outbreak, has been launched by the Sidmouth based international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary.

The Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund will help the most vulnerable people have access to the support they need as well as protecting the...

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Plymouth Arts Cinema sets date for reopening

Authored by Mary

Plymouth Arts Cinema has released its plans to reopen on Saturday 26th September, following months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

While cinemas in England have been allowed to open since July 4th, the majority of independent cinemas are planning September opening. The summer months are traditionally quiet for independent cinema, and film availability has been impacted by...

Devon in 'good position' if local outbreak occurs

Authored by Mary

Devon is ‘in a good position’ if a local outbreak occurs, following sustained low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and steady flow of quality data, says Devon’s Director of Public Health.

Dr Virginia Pearson was answering questions at Devon County Council’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (July 8) on the Local Outbreak Management Plan.

The plan is a blueprint which details...

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