Covid-19

South West helps NHS COVID-19 vaccine register achieve 100,000 sign-ups in first month

People from across the south west have helped a new vaccine trial registry for Covid-19 research reach a milestone. Over 100,000 people have now signed up to the NHS COVID-19 vaccine registry, helping to speed up efforts to discover safe and effective vaccines. This includes thousands of people from across the south west, meaning they will be amongst the first in the world to be contacted...

Car sharers advised to take precautions

Devon’s Deputy Director of Public Health has issued guidance to commuters and other car sharers as they head back to work or are out and about.

With people asked not to use public transport if possible, some are opting to share lifts to work with friends and colleagues. Young people might also be sharing lifts to places during the holiday period.

Steve Brown, Devon’s Deputy...

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital welcomes patients choosing their care as part of new NHS agreement during pandemic

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has welcomed the opportunity to support patients at its Plymouth Hospital with elective hospital care as part of the independent sector-wide contract extension with the NHS.

Patricia Warwick Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital, explains: “The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone. Our...

Unsung Heroes: New competition launches to honour the nations’ best

UNSUNG HEROES of the pandemic – such as NHS workers, delivery drivers and supermarket workers – are at the top of Britain’s new pecking order and the most respected in society, a study shows.

 Research into attitudes during the coronavirus crisis shows a remarkable change in the social pecking order of how people who do different jobs are now regarded.

 Almost all those in...

Postcode  Neighbourhood Trust

Good causes impacted by COVID-19 urged to apply for share of £4m funding pot

Organisations can apply to Postcode Neighbourhood Trust for grants between £500 and £20,000 from now until Wednesday 19th August, when applications will close.

The funding boost is available thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery .

Local charities and good causes impacted by COVID-19 are being urged to apply for up to £20,000 in funding.

Groups looking to...

Cofton Holidays

Social distancing duck whistles introduced at Devon holiday park

Park staff at Cofton Holidays are now providing colourful, high-pitched duck whistles to help guests staying with them to maintain social distancing while enjoying the countryside trail of South Devon.

Available to guests, the whistles are being introduced by ‘quackers’ staff at the popular holiday park in a bid to help visitors alert others to their presence. Holidaymakers can blow...

Over a third of Plymouth homeowners have invested in renovations to increase its value during lockdown

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals.

The 2020 Renovation Nation Report , by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk , has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And it seems that Brits...

Protect others, protect the planet and consider C19

Plymouth based Project Plan B Director Tim Cross has long been a spokesperson on sustainable textiles solutions for the workwear and PPE markets – but C19 has amplified that passion. He is urging designers and product developers to think about products’ end of working life – with the motto ‘protect others, protect the planet.’

“Nearly 90% of UK workwear already ends up in landfill or...

Plympton Team Ministry Foodbank helped by Devonshire Freemasons after massive coronavirus increase in demand

Local people living in food poverty will continue to receive fresh food from the Plympton Team Ministry Foodbank, thanks to a grant of £1,500 from Devonshire Freemasons.

Activity at the Foodbank has grown rapidly after opening the foodbank in early April with the volunteer group at Plympton Team Ministry having supplied sufficient food for well over 100 people since the lockdown...

Stagecoach South West continue to keep passengers safe

As more parts of the country's economy and daily life continues to re-open Stagecoach South West are continuing to put customers, communities and employees first and ensure people can use public transport services safely and confidently.

Through these challenging times, the bus operator has continually kept the wheels turning, keeping essential bus services running, communities...

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