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Derriford Hospital reintroduces limited visiting

We are reintroducing some limited visiting at Derriford Hospital from Monday 12 April in a safe and COVID-compliant way. This is in line with updated guidance from NHS England and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Where visiting is allowed on general wards, we have a Rule of 1. This means one visitor for one hour, once a day, per patient.

Each bed in our ward bays...

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor says big thank you to everyone for ‘giving nature space’ after a busy weekend. Places across the National Park were busy throughout the long weekend with lots of people taking advantage of the good weather to enjoy picnics, walks and the health benefits of being in an iconic landscape. Dartmoor National Park launched its 'Leave no trace, give nature space' campaign ahead of the...

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Leave no trace, give nature space urges Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Authority has launched a new campaign ahead of the Easter weekend, as they and their partners prepare to welcome people back to Dartmoor as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased . 'Leave no trace, give nature space' asks people to think about the positive impact nature and the outdoors has had on their lives during lockdown, and to show compassion and care as they...

Tourists asked to stay away until April 12 by East Devon

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months.

From Monday, 29 March people have been able to:

  • Meet outside in groups of up to six people and up to two households including in private gardens.
  • Use outdoor
  • ...

Working together to keep Dartmoor special

Nature and wildlife are starting to recover at a much-loved Dartmoor beauty spot thanks to emergency powers aimed at reducing fly camping and anti-social behaviour. Dartmoor National Park introduced a short-term ban on camping at Bellever/Riddon Ridge to protect public health, nature and wildlife, and employed National Park Marshals to support Rangers with on-the-ground engagement. Although...

The NHS in Devon is here for you – reassurance as county prepares to welcome summer visitors

The NHS in Devon has measures in place to keep local people and visitors safe as the county welcomes thousands of holidaymakers for the summer season.

With restrictions on holiday stays and day-tripping eased, Devonians are welcoming visitors attracted by the county’s glorious coastline and stunning countryside.

Doctors are encouraging everyone in the county to stay alert...

Plan and prepare: 'Staycation' tips for Dartmoor

As more measures aimed at easing lockdown come into effect from July 4, people planning a holiday to Dartmoor are encouraged to ‘know before they go’ so they can enjoy their stay safely. Updated guidance published by Dartmoor National Park will help people – particularly those who want to camp in a motorhome, campervan or tent – explore the moor sustainably and stress-free. If you plan to...

Devon is in a good position to welcome back visitors

Devon is in a good position to start welcoming back visitors from July 4th in line with the Government’s target providing the low trend in Covid-19 cases continues.

John Hart, Leader of Devon County Council, one of England’s 11 Beacon Councils who will be leading the future local management of Covid-19 in partnership with the Government, said: “All the evidence from our Public Health...

Public toilets reopen on parts of Dartmoor

Toilets owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority have reopened. Following comprehensive risk assessments, toilets have reopened at: • Haytor (the accessible toilet only – the male and female ones remain closed) • Dartmeet • Venford Reservoir (the accessible toilet and male toilets only – the female loos remained closed) • Meldon Reservoir. They are open seven days a week. The layout of the...

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...

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