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
COVID-19 MUTUAL AID UK EXMOUTH - Phone 07494 462057 (9am-5pm 7 days a week), Email exmouthcovidhelp@gmail.com, Facebook Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19
Exmouth Mutual Aid Covid-19

Exmouth Covid-19 Mutual Aid is a group of volunteers helping those in need in Exmouth during the Covid-19 crisis.  If you or someone you know are self-isolating in Exmouth and need help with errands (e.g. shopping, collecting prescriptions), please contact the group via the following ways:
Phone: 07494 462057 (9am-5pm 7 days a week)
Email: exmouthcovidhelp@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197458401530661

This is the local branch of the national ‘Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK’ group, which aims to provide well-coordinated assistance, whilst ensuring (a) safeguarding of vulnerable people and (b) that they don’t worsen the spread of the virus.

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.  Please join the group and help spread hope and kindness.

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.

*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 see following information and application form.*

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.

Local businesses providing collections/deliveries in Exmouth

Exmouth Town Council has pulled together a list of local businesses who are delivering essential supplies, meals and other products or open for non-contact collection.

Please click here for businesses in Budleigh Salterton (list put together by Budleigh Salterton Town Council).

Disclaimer
Every effort is made to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date. It should be noted, however, that this information is subject to change and we can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information presented at any given time.  The business list provided is for guidance purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation.

East Devonwide – advice and guidance
Citizens Advice East Devon

Please click here for information on how to contact Citizens Advice East Devon.

East Devon District Council

Please click here for community contacts in Exmouth.

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

Please click here for useful links for community Coronavirus efforts.

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 the Coronavirus Community Food Fund, available from East Devon District Council.

Westbank have been commissioned to provide support and advice to all East Devon’s community Coronavirus efforts including town and parish councils, community groups and other not for profit organisations.
Call 01395 446896 and ask for Sarah Forde or email eastdevon.coronavirus@westbank.org.uk
They can help with things like best practice, filling in grants applications, guidance related to volunteers, DBS and safeguarding.

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 information from the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce, including business support webinars.

Please click here for business support resources from East Devon District Council. 

Please click here for business support resources from Devon County Council.

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.

Charity Support

Please click here for Government Charity support.

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 5th May 2020.