Introduction

The UK is marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown was announced

The UK is marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown was announced

On 23 March 2020 Boris Johnson outlined measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. Since then, the UK's official death toll has risen from 364 to 126,172. With the lockdown have come tough restrictions on socialising, closures of schools, pubs and shops with many rules currently still in place.

Devon in Sight’s Chief Executive Officer Grahame Flynn said, “Devon in Sight has continued to support clients throughout the pandemic and we look forward to undertaking face to face work again as the restrictions are lifted in the coming months.

Having lost my sister–in-law to the virus I know the traumatic effect that this virus is having on families around the world. The development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines has given us all hope.

I was delighted to be offered the vaccine on 13 March. I didn’t feel the needle at all but I did feel a little feverish for a couple of days afterwards.”

A minute's silence will be held at midday as part of a day of reflection.

Grahame COVID jab
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