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.
The UK government has added to its potential coronavirus vaccine stockpile by buying a further 90 million doses. It has placed an order for a vaccine being developed jointly by firms in Belgium and the US. It means the UK now has orders for 340 million doses of six experimental vaccines.
The government is effectively hedging its bets as not all vaccines will be safe and effective. The strategy is to build a portfolio of promising candidates to enhance the chances of finding one that works.
It's thought there could be some indication by the autumn about the effectiveness of a vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and biotech firm Pfizer. Thousands of volunteers have been recruited to take part in clinical trials.
One of the big challenges facing governments is being able to get enough vaccine to protect their populations. Details can be found here.
The latest response update for Covid-19 from Devon County Council is here.
Is the world winning the Covid-19 pandemic fight? Check out this link for full details.