coronavirus

Ambulance Service Condemns #Unacceptable Assaults

#Unacceptable assaults on emergency services staff tackling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will not be tolerated - South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is warning the public.

More than 100 SWASFT staff including frontline paramedics and 999 call handlers experience violence and aggression while on duty every month.

A man was jailed for 20 weeks...

Learn Devon launches free online training in response to impact of pandemic

A new range of free courses developed by Learn Devon in response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching today. Learn Devon, who provide adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council, is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing. Enrolment is now underway for Learn...

COVID-19: Devon Air Ambulance outline next steps

Devon Air Ambulance has this week outlined further plans as to how the service will continue to support the community, wider NHS and South Western Ambulance Service (SWAST) during these unprecedented times. Nigel Hare, Operations Director of Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) explains “We have of course been monitoring the situation closely and reviewing daily within our Leadership Team. Although we...

Do DIY safely while self-isolating

Self-isolation has led to many people across the area looking for ways to keep busy – taking on DIY jobs has proved a popular option. To ensure projects are completed safely, RGB Building Supplies is offering top tips on how to take on jobs in the home.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“Many of us are spending more time in our homes, so we’re now having the...

New Mortgage Information Support Service to ease financial worries of homeowners in Exmouth

Mortgage Advice Bureau in Exmouth has launched a dedicated Mortgage Information Support Service to help homeowners who are worried about their finances as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The free support service, which is available to homeowners in Exmouth and the surrounding areas and the surrounding areas, has been set up to answer any queries or worries local...

Be a ‘Home Hero’ – stay at home and do your bit to fight pandemic

Dartmoor National Park is asking people to be ‘home heroes’ - to stay at home, help keep each other safe and limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Chief Executive Dr Kevin Bishop today thanked people for their co-operation and consideration so far and, as we look towards the bank holiday weekend, urged everyone to continue to do their bit. Continuing to stay at home and make use of...

A virtual day out with The Donkey Sanctuary

On Easter Sunday, people will be able to catch up with the Sidmouth donkeys and mules by watching a series of live Facebook broadcasts from The Donkey Sanctuary.

For the first time ever, the international animal welfare charity will be bringing its visitor experience to the virtual world for a day of donkey interaction. Starting at 10am, viewers will be able to see how donkey-facing...

The Donkey Sanctuary donates 3,000 Easter Eggs to Sidmouth Foodbank

The Donkey Sanctuary has donated 3,000 packs of small chocolate Easter Eggs to the Sid Valley Food Bank in Sidmouth. The donated eggs will now be given to patients and staff at Sidmouth Hospital, local families who are supported by the Food Bank and key workers throughout the community.

Due to The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth being closed to visitors because of the coronaviruses...

Stay away from Devon says county council

Devon County Council has sent an all-party message to holidaymakers and second home owners: Stay away from the South West during the current crisis.

And the council is calling for much tougher penalties to be imposed on people who flout the rules.

Council leader John Hart said he was planning to meet the leaders and chief executives of all Devon's district councils to...

6 Tips to Protect Your Small Business and Overcome the Impact of Lockdown

The Coronavirus pandemic is, first and foremost, a humanitarian crisis. Ensuring the safety of individuals is paramount in a situation that is evolving on a daily basis. Yet its effects on business must also be considered in the wake of such an unprecedented global event.

Global shares have plummeted as investors fear its economic impact. The travel industry has taken perhaps the...

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