COVID EDUCATION HEALTH Health Health and Wellbeing School Social Issues

Coronavirus: Plymouth primary school testing and call for vaccine priority

A Devon headteacher has called for school staff to be prioritised in the race to get the country vaccinated next. Training for the Lateral Flow tests started this week for primary school staff, turning results around in less than an hour. The Government expect staff members to do two tests per week, although optional. The […]

COMMUNITIES COVID EDUCATION

Oldest siblings are struggling to manage pressures of childcare and online schooling during Covid-19

The pressure on oldest daughters providing childcare for their families continue to rise throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Many families are relying on the support provided by the oldest sibling, who are taking on parental responsibilities while parents are working long hours away from home.   During the pandemic these first-born siblings have taken on even more than […]

COVID HEALTH Health and Wellbeing LIFESTYLE

As lockdown comes to an end, loneliness levels are at a record high

It was 31st October. Strolling through Cheltenham at 10pm, crowds of drunken ghosts and devils gathered around street corners, enjoying one of their last few nights of drinking in pubs on Halloween before the second lockdown. This time, the lockdown had been announced to last only a month. The reality was, with darker evenings and […]