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A poster promoting breathing exercises to tackle anxiety
10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today (Saturday, 10 October). And this year it comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Safer Summer street marshals on watch at a beach
7 October 2020

Safer Summer Scheme: we need your feedback!

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) are inviting residents (and visitors) in Devon and Cornwall to complete a short survey about their Safer Summer Scheme.

an illustration of a survey
6 October 2020

Health Visiting survey

The Devon Health Visiting team want to hear your opinions to help them make improvements that support your needs. 

an infographic about domestic abuse prevention during COVID-19
6 October 2020

Domestic abuse victims exempt from rule of six

Victims of domestic abuse can still access vital support services and groups, despite current restrictions. 

a poster encouraging people to get the flu jab
1 October 2020

Record numbers offered flu vaccine

Devon residents are encouraged to get their flu vaccine, with the free flu vaccination programme being expanded to 30 million people nationwide this year.

a poster explaining how you might be able to claim £500 if you need to self-isolate
1 October 2020

New package to support and enforce self-isolation 

People on low incomes, who must self-isolate if they have symptoms or they are told to do so, and who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result, can receive £500.

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.

a smartphone showing the NHS COVID-19 app
29 September 2020

Download the new NHS COVID-19 app

The new NHS COVID-19 app is now available to download. It’s free, and it’s got some clever features that will help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

a poster detailing the rule of six
14 September 2020

The rule of six

New rules came into force on Monday, 14 September which mean that people will not be able to meet socially with others from other households in groups of more than six people.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the DCFP Executive Group