Covid 19

Can I have the Covid-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?

Reassurance for women on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

The NHS in Devon is offering reassurance to women that they can have the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and that it will not impact on their fertility.

Government advice states that:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming
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Can I have the Covid-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?

Reassurance for women on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

The NHS in Devon is offering reassurance to women that they can have the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and that it will not impact on their fertility.

Government advice states that:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming
  • ...
Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon

Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon

Along with, ‘just because we can, doesn’t mean we should’, ‘taking a cautious approach’ to the latest easing of restrictions is the mantra from public health experts up and down the land.

So while the choice to hug our family and friends, or to choose not to just yet, is ours to take, Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon advises caution.

“I’m not going to tell people...

Devon to move up to Tier 3

The government has reviewed the tier restrictions, and Devon is to move up to Tier 3 from Thursday 31 December.

That means:

  • You must not meet socially indoors with anybody who you do not live with, or you are not in a support bubble with*.
  • You must not meet socially outdoors (in a private garden or at most outdoor public venues) with anybody who
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Devon residents urged to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 scams continue to be identified

​ Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is reminding residents to ‘stay home, stay safe and stay scam aware’, as new coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams continue to emerge.

Since the outbreak there has been a rise in scams exploiting the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). These include medical kits that claim to prevent or cure the disease, counterfeit or...

Deafblind UK expands support provision for people with sensory loss, including veterans

National charity, Deafblind UK has temporarily extended its helpline opening hours to support people who have sight loss, hearing loss or both, through the COVID-19 crisis.

The helpline is also now available to people who have reduced sight and hearing as a result of, or since, serving in the Armed Forces and to people who are supported by smaller sensory loss charities that may not...

Stay at home and save lives this weekend

With warm weather expected over the weekend and temperatures in some areas set to hit highs of 20C, councils are urging people to continue following the Government’s guidelines on social distancing.

Unless essential travel is required, households should continue to follow the Government’s advice and guidance to remain at home and help to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus....

Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers.

The Government ordered schools across the country to close their doors a week early for Easter because of the coronavirus crisis but asked staff to remain open for the children of key workers such as NHS staff, care workers, delivery drivers...

Stagecoach South West temporarily withdraw Falcon coach service during Covid-19 lockdown

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is temporarily withdrawing its Falcon coach service that operates between Plymouth and Bristol. The service will be withdrawn from Sunday 5th April. The decision has come following the latest government and public health advice to stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential.

Stagecoach are working hard to maintain...

East Devon Coronavirus Community Support Hub hotline launched

East Devon District Council’s Coronavirus Community Support Hub Hotline is here to help local residents, communities and organisations access information and support such shopping, or volunteer their time and resources to help their local community.

From Monday (30 March) people have been calling the district council's Coronavirus Community Support Hub Hotline on 01395 571500 and we...

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