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 government says it hopes to make Covid-19 a manageable disease like flu. Vaccination and new treatments will reduce the death rate, allowing us to live with the virus rather than constantly trying to fight it. Is this the right approach? Is it possible? Wiping Covid-19 from the face of the Earth would, of course, be great given the death and destruction it has caused. However, this has only been achieved with one virus before - smallpox in 1980. It is easy to forget flu kills. Back in 2017-18 more than 20,000 people died from it. It was a harsh, cold winter and deaths from other causes rose too, pushing excess winter deaths close to 50,000. Society barely blinked. We have lived alongside viruses for millennia. Will we do the same with Covid?