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At a meeting of the South Hams Executive on 16 September Councillors received an update on the waste and recycling situation in South Hams and have reluctantly agreed to keep the suspension of garden waste in place. The Executive will review the situation when they meet again on 14 October.

Caution as Covid Restrictions Ease

Please be cautious is the message from South Hams District Council as restrictions continue to ease following a number of Covid outbreaks in the South Hams.

Image of the Coronavirus

It's wonderful to be able to experience the joy of meeting friends and family again after a long and arduous winter of lockdown. However, we do need to remain cautious, as outbreaks can, and do, still happen. One in three adults who have Covid do not show symptoms of the virus and can unknowingly spread it to others.

You can now meet indoors in groups of up to six, or from two households and staying overnight away from home is also now allowed. If you are meeting indoors, try to open windows to allow fresh air to flow. If the weather improves, meet up outdoors where possible to reduce the risks even further.

It is simple to get hold of a lateral flow test so you can meet friends and family with increased confidence. These are do-it-yourself Covid tests, which give you a result in just 30 minutes! They are completely free and are available from most local chemists or online from on Gov.UK. You can find out more here: www.devon.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-in-devon/rapid-testing-devon

When in public continue to follow guidance and remember:

  • Hands
  • Face
  • Space 

Cllr Jonathan Hawkins, South Hams District Council's Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: "The pandemic is not over yet and we can't be complacent. We need to work together and continue to support our communities by being cautious and following the rules. It's the only way we'll continue to make progress and keep restrictions lifting."

Issued: 27 May 2021

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