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Jo Olsson
19 June 2020

Update for colleagues from Jo Olsson – 19th June

As we move into the next phase of coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to give colleagues an overview of the current situation and our future plan.

a child eating spaghetti
18 June 2020

Free school meals extended over the summer holidays 

Children in England who are eligible for free school meals will receive a six-week food voucher to cover the summer holiday period, after a campaign by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford.

a light bulb within a thought bubble
16 June 2020

New surveys to explore lockdown experiences

The UK’s Largest Fostering and Adoption Charity, TACT, and Research in Practice have developed three linked surveys to explore experiences of life at home during lockdown.

a family making a gingerbread house
15 June 2020

Support bubbles

Adults who live alone or single parents with young children can now form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household.

a cycleway
12 June 2020

Active Travel Fund improvements

You’ll start to see changes on some of our roads over the coming weeks that will help support social distancing and encourage more people to take up active travel.

a doctor
10 June 2020

Public Health Nursing update

With the partial lifting of lockdown measures, the Public Health Nursing team wanted to provide a quick update on the latest changes to services.

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10 June 2020

Shielding guidance for children and young people

Over the last few weeks, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has reviewed evidence and revised the advice on which children and young people should continue to shield.

a man wearing a face mask
10 June 2020

Face coverings to be worn on public transport

From 15th June face coverings will be required when using public transport in England.

a woman wearing a face mask using a mobile phone
9 June 2020

Watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam

The Devon Trading Standards team is warning everyone to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service. 

the coronavirus in close up
9 June 2020

The R value in the South West

You may have heard that the R value in England has risen, including in the South West.