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28 July 2020

Innovations by Devon’s health visitors lead the way nationally

Devon County Council’s Health Visitor Service have been invited to share their innovations with the Institute of Health Visiting, the principle body tasked with sharing best practice to health visitors in England.

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28 July 2020

Eid al-Adha guidance for our Muslim communities

Eid al-Adha should be taking place later this week, but things are going be a little different this year due to coronavirus. Please read the latest guidance and celebrate safely.

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27 July 2020

31 August deadline for 30 hours funded childcare

If you’re a working parent and have a 3 or 4-year-old child, and your income has changed, you could still be eligible for 30 hours of early learning and childcare per week from September.

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22 July 2020

What you need to know about face coverings

Everything you need to know about face coverings and the new changes that were introduced on Friday 24 July.

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20 July 2020

More libraries reopen from today

Our libraries started reopening earlier this month, and from today, Monday 20 July, more libraries will be opening to public access with the expected rules around social distancing.

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15 July 2020

Kooth mental wellbeing support for young people

With the end of term approaching, we wanted to remind you that young people in Devon can access free and confidential mental health support over the summer at

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14 July 2020

Help Us Help You South West Survey

To help the NHS understand how they can best meet people’s needs in future, they would like to know what you think about the new ways of working that have been introduced during the pandemic.

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10 July 2020

Summer holiday provision and other childcare

It’s been confirmed that out-of-school provision for children will be able to operate this summer. So you can now find out which schemes are intending to open during the holidays.

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6 July 2020

Phased reopening of libraries

Libraries will begin to reopen with a limited number of services from Monday 6 July.

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4 July 2020

Shielding guidance to ease for clinically vulnerable

The government has announced a two-phased easing of the shielding restrictions as coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates continue to fall.