Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.
On Sunday 19th September Iron becomes Steel with a charity triathlon event that starts at Blackpool Sands.
Click on https://iron2steel.co.uk/ to find out more details.
Coronavirus case rates in the far South West are so high the government is prioritising the area for additional support to drive down case numbers. It doesn't mean another local lockdown, but it does mean that local authorities will have more flexibility to introduce additional public health measures if considered necessary. Most coronavirus cases in Devon are among late teens and younger adults. Socialising is seen as the main driver for the rise in case numbers. It's not unexpected, given the removal of restrictions and the opening up of opportunities to mix. Devon is a popular destination and attracts visitors. Devon is already working with their neighbouring authorities and Public Health England, but the enhanced response area designation means that they're now also working with the government to see what else can be done to reduce Devon's coronavirus case rate. They need you to work with them too. Please do your bit by:
A photograph of Charlie Watts smiling while seated behind a drum kit and a picture of a set of drums with a "closed" sign have been shared by his Rolling Stones bandmates by way of a tribute. Charlie Watts, the band’s drummer, died aged 80 in a London hospital on Tuesday, weeks after it was announced he’d miss the Rolling Stones' US tour starting next month to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. Singer Sir Mick Jagger used no words to describe Watts when he posted the photograph of him smiling with his drums on Twitter and Instagram. Neither did guitarist Keith Richards when he shared his picture of a drumkit with no one behind them. They’re just two of the many tributes that have been pouring in for the man who once said: "I don't know what showbiz is and I've never watched MTV. There are people who just play instruments, and I'm pleased to know that I'm one of them."
The rules change on Monday 16 August, for people who have received both their vaccinations against coronavirus, and people aged under 18.
They will no longer need to self-isolate if they've been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. Right now, it's a legal requirement to self-isolate for anyone contacted by Test and Trace teams, because they've been in close proximity with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19. However, from Monday, people who are double vaccinated and those under 18 will be exempt from that legal requirement. They will however still be advised to take a PCR test and, if that's positive, they'll be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of their vaccination status. For full details click here.
France - which had been a concern due to the Covid Beta variant - will move from amber plus to the amber list, meaning fully vaccinated arrivals won’t have to quarantine. Bahrain, India, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are also moving to amber. Despite fears, Spain’s traffic light status will change from amber to amber plus, while Germany, Austria and Norway are among seven nations added to the green list. Mexico, however, is one of four countries that will move to the red list. These are part of the widespread changes to travel rules which come into effect at 04:00 BST on Sunday 08/08/2021 for anyone returning to England.
The opening up of international travel safely by the UK will be welcomed by many families. However other countries will have their own rules - so being on the UK's green list doesn’t guarantee travellers can visit there. Check first.