Local Covid-19 advice can be found on the Devon County Council Website: www.devon.gov.uk/document/coronavirus-advice-in-devon.
If you are in need – or know someone who is – you can register that need at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 providing the relevant name, contact number and address where possible. Local voluntary groups can register by contacting WDBC at the same email address CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk. Further advice can be found at: https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/support.
West Devon Borough Council are offering a hotline number for residents needing help and support during the Coronavirus outbreak. The number, which will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, will be answered by the Community Co-ordination Team at the Council. Outside of these hours an answerphone service will be available. The number is 01822 813683.
Medical Advice: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 . If anyone thinks they might be experiencing potential early coronavirus symptoms they should not to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Government Help and Support:
Employees: www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay & www.gov.uk/lay-offs-short-timeworking
HMRC Coronavirus Helpline 0800 015 9559 & HMRC Self-Assessment Payment Helpline 0300 200 3822
Community Action Response – five things we can all do
1. Think of others, consider your actions & be kind: People in the Parish will face the challenges of COVID-19 in some way – from needing basic provisions to help while they are unwell.
2. Connect and reach out to your neighbours: as self-isolation increases, we need to find new ways to stay connected and check in on one another for our physical and mental wellbeing. Share phone numbers and stay in touch.
3. Make the most of local online groups: Keep up to date, share information and be a positive part of our local community.
4. Support vulnerable or isolated people: different groups in our communities are at increased risk and social isolation and loneliness are key concerns for all ages. There are things you can do like volunteering for local support services or donating to food banks to help.
5. Share accurate information and advice: Support anyone who may be anxious about COVID-19. Sign post them to the correct advice from Public Health England and encourage people to follow the correct hygiene practices.