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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation in Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page. For more advice on how to stay healthy and active, visit NHS Devon. Or for guidance on keeping safe and new police powers, visit Devon and Cornwall Police’s coronavirus page.

Latest Update: Colleges, schools and childcare settings during the national lockdown

Melissa Caslake
19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

15 January 2021

New DiAS resources for SEND families

DiAS have published updated resources and information for parents about school and education during this lockdown.

15 January 2021

New YouTube channel for pre-school children

With TailfeatherTV, children can explore and engage with fun topics through dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing.

Melissa Caslake
19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

15 January 2021

New YouTube channel for pre-school children

With TailfeatherTV, children can explore and engage with fun topics through dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing.

a family making a gingerbread house
30 September 2020

Childcare exempt from localised restrictions 

Families who share caring responsibilities with another household are allowed to continue if the care support is consistent.

15 January 2021

Additional funding for school meals

Extra funding is being provided to support schools to provide food parcels or meals to children who are eligible for free school meals. 

15 January 2021

Provision of laptops and data to support remote learning

The Government is providing extra laptops and tablets to support children who do not already have access to a device for remote learning.

15 January 2021

Exams and school attendance update

GCSEs and A and AS Level exams will not go ahead this summer, with some form of teacher-assessed grading to be used instead.

15 January 2021

Vaccinations update – 15 January

Both the Oxford vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine are now in use in Devon, while large vaccination sites across England are starting to open.

15 January 2021

Public warned about vaccine scam

Trading Standards has issued a warning about fake texts offering a COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details.

6 January 2021

New national lockdown announced

Please stay at home as much as possible and only leave your house for essential reasons.

Melissa Caslake
19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

Melissa Caslake
3 December 2020

Chief Officer for Children’s Services recruited

We are delighted to announce that Melissa Caslake has been appointed to the role of Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services.

a circle of people holding hands
3 December 2020

Support group for families and carers of exploited children

A new free nationwide support group is available for families and carers who know how it feels to be worried about a child who is being exploited.

Melissa Caslake
19 January 2021

Chief Officer for Children’s Services Update

Devon’s new Chief Officer for Children’s Services, Melissa Caslake, will start with the County Council on 1 February 2021.

15 January 2021

New DiAS resources for SEND families

DiAS have published updated resources and information for parents about school and education during this lockdown.

15 January 2021

New YouTube channel for pre-school children

With TailfeatherTV, children can explore and engage with fun topics through dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing.


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