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.
People in England will have to get used to wearing a face covering if they want to pick up groceries, or fancy a sausage roll. From today, coverings are mandatory in enclosed public spaces such as supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, transport hubs, banks and takeaways. The covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana secured over mouth and nose. But fail to wear one and you could face a fine of up to £100.
Police will be able to "use force" to remove customers from shops if they do not wear face coverings, but forces have said they will enforce the rules only as a last resort. You don't have to wear them in places where other safety measures have been taken, such as cinemas, restaurants or hairdressers, and you can remove them when you need to prove your age or identity. See the full guide for details.
Flu Vaccine Programme Extended
While our lives have been turned upside down by coronavirus, the government has one eye on a much more familiar ailment. Amid concerns the annual flu season could exacerbate strains on hospitals, some 30 million people in England are to be offered vaccination. Last year, 25 million people - including primary school children, health and care workers and the over-65s were eligible. This winter, it will be extended to over-50s, anyone on the shielding list and the people they live with, and children in their first year of secondary school. The Local Government Association, says it is essential to "prevent one seasonable and predictable virus creating the conditions for a second, more serious and unpredictable deadly second wave of Covid-19".