Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice

We understand that our residents and visitors may have concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are monitoring the situation.

Our Community – advice and guidance
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

The Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19 Support Group is now recruiting the large number of volunteers that will be required to ensure that everyone gets the assistance they need.

Please complete the sign-up form using the link below to volunteer as soon as possible to help members of our community with urgent errands during these challenging times.  You will
be making a vital contribution however much time you are able to provide.

There are several ways to help:
You could join one of our Neighbourhood Groups to help with errands. You would not be committed to any specific times, you will be able to volunteer whenever you are available to meet requests whenever your Neighbourhood Group is made aware of them.
You could also provide help even when you cannot leave your own home, by joining our phone / email / Facebook monitoring rota, or joining our core team of coordinators and Neighbourhood Leads.

Please complete the volunteer sign-up form as soon as possible. Please please invite others in Exmouth to join the group and complete the sign-up form.

To volunteer for Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19, please click here for an application form.

Let’s all pull together to help each other during this crisis.

EXMOUTH MUTUAL AID COVID-19

If you are self-isolating and are in need of help with urgent errands (such as essential food items and collecting prescriptions), or you want to volunteer to help others with this, you can join the Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19 Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/197458401530661.

This is the local branch of the national ‘Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK’ group who are providing expert guidance on how to provide well-coordinated assistance, whilst ensuring (a) safeguarding of vulnerable people, and (b) that volunteer actions don’t contribute to the spread of the virus. The Exmouth group is currently working on getting a phone line, email address and Neighbourhood Groups set up, but in the meantime you can post on the Facebook group if you want to request or offer assistance.

*Please note that the group consists entirely of volunteers and not medical professionals. For medical advice you should continue to check the NHS website for further announcements.*

Please join the group and help spread hope and kindness.  We urge all community groups who are already helping the community to register through this Facebook page as this will greatly help with our efforts of co-ordinating all the great work across the whole of Exmouth.

East Devonwide – advice and guidance
East Devon District Council

Please click here for community contacts in Exmouth.

Please click here for general advice from East Devon District Council.

Devonwide – advice and guidance
Devon and Cornwall Police Covid-19 FAQs

Devon and Cornwall Police have pulled together responses to some of the more commonly asked questions.

Please click here to view the most common FAQs from Devon and Cornwall Police.

Community Support

Devon County Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to provide flexible resources to organisations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak. Grants are available for applications of under £500.

Please click here for information on the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund (grants under £500).

Additional information is available as follows:

Please click here for information on community and voluntary groups across Devon.

Please click here for information on COVID-19 related scams and how you can protect yourself.

Please click here for information across East Devon via Simon Jupp MP’s website.

Business Support

Please click here for business support resources from Heart of the South West Growth Hub.

Please click here for business support resources made available from Central Government.

Devon County Council

Please click here for the latest guidance.

Please click here for the latest news update.

Government – advice and guidance

Please click here for the latest Government guidance.

Page updated 25th March 2020.