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.
Whilst we all look forward to a relaxation of the national regulations, it’s vital that we continue to exercise caution. COVID-19 is an extremely infectious virus, and is still very much present in the community. Cases in Devon have remained relatively low compared to elsewhere in the country and we do not want to see cases rising again. All the changes will be England-wide with no return to regional tiers. The only exception could be localised efforts if a new variant of the virus is detected. There are dates given for each step that are subject to change as the plan will be guided by data rather than dates, so some stages of reopening could be delayed. Before proceeding to the next step, the latest data will be examined to assess the impact of previous steps. This is why there is a minimum of five weeks between each step – four weeks to collect and assess data and then a week for people and businesses to prepare for the next step.
The decision to move to the next step will be assessed against four tests:
1. The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully.
2. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated.
3. Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
4. The government’s assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new COVID-19 variants of concern.
Details of the opening dates and what restrictions will be eased can be found by clicking here.