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New guidance produced for visitors to the South West

Authored by Mary

ourism businesses, public health and local authorities from across the South of England have banded together in a broad partnership to produce guidance for visitors about COVID19.

A ‘tourist charter’ has been devised by the group, which is based on the experiences of the Isle of Wight’s recent test and trace pilot.

It gives simple advice to would-be visitors from booking...

Lead agencies urge the public to stay safe this weekend

Authored by Mary

As lockdown restrictions ease further this weekend, senior politicians, public health and Police leads are urging the Devon public to stay safe.

Pubs, restaurants, some leisure facilities and tourist attractions are allowed to reopen from Saturday, so long as they adhere to national public health guidelines.

Holiday accommodation sites can also reopen, and with visitors able...

RSPB asks Devon residents to share how nature has supported them during lockdown

Authored by Mary

Between 1st and 31st July, the RSPB is inviting people from Devon and across the UK to share the new things they have noticed that’s different in their world, and what they have started to value more during these unsettling times as part of a nationwide celebration of nature and wildlife

Since the UK first went into lockdown it’s been a unique time for most of us. This spring has...

Devon is in a good position to welcome back visitors

Authored by Mary

Devon is in a good position to start welcoming back visitors from July 4th in line with the Government’s target providing the low trend in Covid-19 cases continues.

John Hart, Leader of Devon County Council, one of England’s 11 Beacon Councils who will be leading the future local management of Covid-19 in partnership with the Government, said: “All the evidence from our Public Health...

Dramatic rise in barbecues and litter says National Trust as wildfire risk continues

Authored by News Desk

The National Trust is urging people not to bring a barbecue or light a campfire when they visit the coast and countryside, following a spate of wildfires during lockdown.

Despite recent rainfall, a record-breaking spring of sunshine has left many landscapes dry and created the perfect conditions for fires to ignite and quickly spread.

Since the start of April, several large...

Drivers in the South West have saved an incredible £26M on fuel during lockdown

Authored by News Desk

The UK has turned into a nation of savers as lockdown restrictions cancel the daily commute for millions of workers, freeing up both the roads and our budgets.

New report by GoCompare reveals Brits have saved an incredible £267 million on fuel prices since the start of lockdown in March! Split by region, the South West of England have a total saving of more than £26,610,728.12 ....

Temporary street cafe licences introduced

Authored by News Desk

Temporary “street cafe” licences are being introduced by Devon County Council to help hospitality businesses to re-open in the coming weeks, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Although a large number of cafes and pubs currently remain closed, many are already planning for when they are able to re-open.

Tables and chairs on paved or pedestrianised areas...

Plymouth team helps children receive free breakfasts at home as some families experience food insecurity during COVID-19 lockdown

Authored by Mary

Three quarters of a million healthy breakfasts are set for delivery to doorsteps of thousands of children across the UK, supported by the team at Amazon in Plymouth as part of an expanded partnership with Magic Breakfast

Breakfast packs containing food supplies from Arla, Heinz, Kellogg's, Morrisons, New York Bakery Co and Quaker Oats UK will be delivered for free directly to...

How to get a professional DIY finish during lockdown

Authored by Devon news

With people spending a larger amount of time than usual in their homes, taking on DIY tasks has proven an extremely popular way to keep busy and mentally active. RGB Building Supplies has therefore put together advice and top tips on how to tackle three of the most popular DIY jobs.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“We all have things in our homes that we...

Council issues fresh appeal to recycling centre visitors not to queue on the roads

Authored by News Desk

The phased reopening of Devon’s Household Waste Recycling Centres for essential use only has gone 'relatively well so far' says Councillor Andrea Davis, 'but we are experiencing some problems with traffic queuing back onto the public highway causing a safety issue, which we're having to address.’

Public safety is paramount to Devon County Council, but despite their appeals for the...

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