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Self isolation period extended for those with symptoms of the virus or who have tested positive

Coronavirus is most infectious just before and for the first few days after symptoms begin. The self-isolation period has been extended from 7 days to 10 days for those with coronavirus symptoms or who have tested positive for coronavirus. If you’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive you must self-isolate for 14 […]

Car Share – Advice

Devon County Council has issued guidance to commuters and other car sharers as they head back to work or are out and about. If you need to drive or share a lift with people from other households, please take some sensible precautions: share the transport with the same people each time keep to small groups of people […]


Devon County Council has created some useful resources to help you identify the symptoms of coronavirus compared to a cold or seasonal flu and what action you need to take if your child or anyone in your household develops symptoms of coronavirus. You can find them on our website. From the a Local Authority: “It’s extremely […]

Test & Trace App: Change in Legal Requirements

The Government has announced that certain venues, including venues run by local authorities, will now be legally required to display NHS QR posters in their venues from 24 Sep 20. This includes all venues from the following sectors: hospitality; leisure and tourism; close contact services; places of worship; local authority venues. For further details on the announcement please click […]


From today, you’ll be able to download the NHS Covid-19 app which will help you to protect your loved ones in an efficient and simple way.  The app, designed to track where positive coronavirus cases are will help you to understand whether you have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus.  It will be […]

Chancellor’s Announcement 24 Sep 20 – Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19) Headlines Winter Economy Plan / Job Support Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19?utm_source=c801e45a-9032-4f8a-8c03-237b04184af6&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses Jobs support scheme §  Under the scheme, the government will subsidise the pay of employees who are working fewer than normal hours due to lower demand §  It will apply to staff who can work at least a third of their usual hours §  Employers will pay staff for the hours they do […]

Eat Out to Help Out Campaign

To give restaurants and cafes a helping hand, the government’s launched an Eat Out to Help Out campaign. It’s offering discounts at participating restaurants and other establishments that serve food on-premises from 3 August to 31 August (but only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays), restaurants and bars, cafes and other establishments who use the scheme will […]