Coronavirus Help & Advice

We understand that our residents and visitors may have concerns about coronavirus. We would like to reassure you that the government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus.

The council is monitoring the situation closely and coordinating with Public Health England (PHE). We are taking all possible steps to keep you safe.

Visit the NHS website for the latest information and advice and the current situation in the UK or you can follow Public Health England’s Facebook page or the Public Health England Twitter feed for the latest updates, information and advice. 

Useful Links 

The current coronavirus pandemic is so worrying for everybody so finding out where you can get this help is very important for everyone. The situation can change at any time so please be advised that the information provided is correct at the time of publishing.

Latest for our residents

New Government Rulings, as from Monday 14th September 2020.  

It is now illegal for more than 6 people to meet in a group socially, indoors and outdoors, including different households. There are a few exemptions. To find out more, go to the Government website link below:-

For Government advice and to check up-to-date regulations, please visit:- www.gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home

For Teignbridge District Council latest updates please click here: https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk


From Saturday 8 August all indoor public spaces now require you to wear a face covering. Please note that this includes Kingsteignton Community Hall.

Face Coverings:- You can buy them. You can make them. You could also wear a scarf, bandana, or a religious garment. The important thing is, it's got to fit securely around the side of the face, and cover the nose and mouth.

They're actually more intended to protect others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection. It's because the virus can spread by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. Those droplets can be picked up on surfaces. That's why social distancing, and regular hand hygiene is so very important. And covering any coughs and sneezes of course with a tissue and disposing of it properly.

It's the combination of these three measures that helps stop the spread of coronavirus:

  • Keep your distance, as per social distancing
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
  • Wear a face covering, that fits over your nose and mouth

And those symptoms again. If you have any of these - a new continuous cough; a high temperature; or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste, then you must arrange to have a test and self isolate until you get your results.
 

Post Office Cash Collections

Important article from Post Office Services. Anyone who cannot leave home may now be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher.

Community emergency grants for new & old resilience groups across Devon

New groups that have been formed in response to the pandemic may wish to apply under scheme one to support costs associated with formalising the group into a community emergency planning group and creating a community emergency plan; a document that helps to plan your response and is shared with relevant local authorities and emergency services. We can also provide practical guidance, advice, and support around the creation of a community emergency planning group and writing a community emergency plan.

For questions and queries about grant applications please contact louise.macallister@devoncommunities.org.uk. For questions and queries about practical guidance and support in forming a community emergency planning group and writing an emergency plan please contact martin@devoncommunities.org.uk

The very latest information on the £750 million promised by the chancellor and how it will be allocated: Charity funding from the government 
Other news: Contingency-planning-and-financial-implications

 

Devon Highlights – Older people -Here to connect you during Covid-19

Devon Highlights is a community project led by Devon Communities Together, that supports older people (aged 55+) living in 6 areas of Devon, who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. The project has put in place a number of measures to help ensure that older people are still able to access the support of this project throughout the Covid19 restrictions.

 

Please do share this information with those you know who may benefit from this. A one to one telephone service is now operating, for those people that do not have access to the internet or are unsure how to use digital devices.

Zoom is now being used to hold groups online, so that participants can still see each other in real time, and talk about activities they are doing. This is a great opportunity for anyone that is 55+ living in Devon who wants to get connected.

Devon Highlights is here to connect you in this time of isolation. For anyone who wants to get involved they can contact us on - info@devoncommunities.org.uk, or via telephone: 01392 218919. 

Food Support during Covid-19 

Meal Delivery Service - Passion for pies (pie and mash) 07495 787779
Takeaway Service - The Bell Inn 01626 351161 
VCSE Groups Across Teignbridge
Foodbank - HITS Foodbank - 01626 906371 The volunteers are working extra to fulfil the needs of local residents, including supporting the elderly and vulnerable during this crisis.
Food Parcels by Newton Abbot Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

COMMUNITY HELP & ASSISTANCE IN & AROUND KINGSTEIGNTON

Hello I’m Jane Haden,

Myself and a few friends have got together and we are the community group Newton Abbot Covid-19 Mutual Aid. Our aim is to help people in our communities during the Coronavirus outbreak. If you are self isolating and need help with shopping, collecting a prescription or just want a chat give us a ring, or drop us an email:
My phone is 07954 054459 or call 01626 682369
Email Janehaden1961@hotmail.co.uk
Or you can call Shevaun on 07725628182.
Email: Shevaun.tait@yahoo.com

If you are unable to get out the following shops will take your order and payment over the phone:

Ashfords fruit and veg (they also do bread and cake) 01626 333243 (delivery 2 days a week free)

Bakers the Butchers orders by email: info@bakersthebutchers.co.uk or telephone 01626 331602

Born 'n' Bread - supply bread, milk and eggs. Please order before 3pm Tel: 07787 503983

Caterfood South West - Tel: 01803 664422 (£5 minimum order)

Challices - Tel: 01803 863553

Creed Food Service - Tel: 01626 205203

Dartmoor Farmers - Tel: 07495 685724 or email: info@dartmoorfarmers.co.uk

Dean Court Farm Shop - Tel: 01364 642199

Fermoys - Tel: 01803 813504 or email: Peter.Burks@fermoys.co.uk (free delivery in TQ12 area)

J and R Food Service Ltd - Tel: 01392 445510

Maple Fresh - Tel: 07383 997270

Michael Howard Meat Boxes - Tel: 01647 440267 or Mobile: 07903 277434 or email: michael.howard072@gmail.com

RD Johns - Tel: 01626 368800

Scotts Farm Produce - contact via Scotts Farm Produce Facebook

Shaldon Bakery - Tel: 01626 638998

The above all offer a delivery service, but our volunteers are also happy to collect and drop off orders to you. We hope to find more shops who do this service so if you’re stuck let us know. If you are able to volunteer please get in touch too, we have a Facebook page: Newton Abbot Covid-19 Mutual Aid
Finally you can always give me a ring. Thank you Jane Haden Newton Abbot Covid-19 Mutual Aid.

 

Devon County Council Clinical Commissioning Group

Please be advised that the CCG have made temporary changes to their operating times at some Minor Injuries Units because of having to sustain staffing levels.

 

Dawlish and Totnes Community Hospitals are now closed for minor injuries, so anybody requiring minor injury attention should now refer to the MIU at Newton Abbot Community Hospital.

This will ensure prioritisation for Torbay Hospital to deal with our very sickest and emergency patients.

We ask everybody to appreciate what our NHS are doing for everybody at this critical time. 

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