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.
Plans are being drawn up for clinics to run 12 hours a day, seven days a week to get a coronavirus vaccine to as many people as possible as soon as it's available. The British Medical Association, which represents doctors, says GP practices are ready to step up to the challenge. The BMA was responding to the news that a vaccine - developed by US firm Pfizer and German-based BioNTech - could prevent 90% of people getting Covid-19.
Senior government scientists say they're hopeful some vaccine may be available before Christmas, but warn it's unlikely to make any difference to the current wave of infections. Boris Johnson also urged caution and implored the public to continue adhering to social distancing and other rules. The vaccine still has many hurdles to overcome, including proving its safety and its ability to stop transmission between people, not just prevent disease in an individual. If and when it is rolled out, prioritising those most in need will be crucial - we look at that issue and others in our Q&A.