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 offer a 50 per cent reduction, to a minimum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in. 

The participating businesses will just reclaim the discounted amount through an online service.

Guidance for visitors to the South West from Devon County Council

Tourism businesses, public health and local authorities across the South of England have banded together in a broad partnership to produce guidance for visitors about coronavirus.

‘tourist charter’ has been devised by the group to provide simple advice to would-be visitors including booking ahead and terms and conditions, items to pack and things to avoid in light of the pandemic.

To complement this, a poster has also been produced for accommodation providers, that sets out the actions to take for guests who might start displaying symptoms whilst on holiday

You can find out which beaches in the South West are lifeguarded on the RNLI website.

https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeguarded-beaches

Lockdown Easing from 4 July – Latest

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8450895/Two-metre-rule-HALVED-let-people-meet-indoors-stay-OVERNIGHT-July-4.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11930189/boris-johnson-end-lockdown-today-independence-day/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8453371/How-vastly-different-new-normal-look-UK-reopens-July-4.html

Devon libraries will be reopening from 6 July 2020

The link sets out how they’ll do the phased reopening, starting with contactless ‘Choose and Collect’ services in most libraries from the library entrance at a pre-arranged time. 

They’ll have reduced opening hours initially, and social distancing.

DCC anticipate four pilot libraries, opening initially with limited public access to the building, and bookable sessions on public computers. 

You can also continue to download and stream free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and other online resources from Libraries Unlimited’s extensive collection from home.

Guidance for the safe use of Places of worship from 4 July in line with social distancing guidelines.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-safe-use-of-places-of-worship-during-the-pandemic-from-4-july

Coronavirus: All non-essential shops to reopen from 15 June 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52801727

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/11709905/full-list-shops-allowed-reopen-june-15/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-sets-out-timeline-for-retail-to-reopen-in-june

 Toolkit to help businesses reopen

It includes information to help businesses understand what their regulatory and legal responsibilities are and what they need to do to re-start their business safely. 

The toolkit is available online

National Police Chiefs’ Council clarification what you can and cannot do outside

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-new-police-guidelines-on-reasonable-excuses-for-leaving-home-including-cooling-off-after-a-row-11974322 National Police Chief’s Council clarification what you can and cannot do outside