Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Latest Government Guidance & Tiers 1, 2 & 3 Information as of 14th October 2020

A system of Tiers (Tiers 1, 2 and 3) was introduced in England on 14th October relating to the Covid-19 outbreak. Each area of England is assigned to a particular Tier depending on the extent of the coronavirus infection in that area (mainly based on cases per 100,000 of population).

Different rules and guidance apply in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Information on the rules that apply to each Tier can be found here. The document also shows which areas of England are within each Tier. At the time of writing (13th October), all of Devon is within the lowest Tier (Tier 1: medium risk).

A government poster showing the rules for Tier 1 can be found here.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Latest Government Advice and Regulations Published 9th September 2020

The UK Government announced changes to Covid-19 regulations on 9th September 2020. The key change is reduce the number of people allowed to gather indoors and outdoors to 6 from Monday 14th September. There are exceptions to the restrictions.

These changes apply only to England. Different regulations are in place in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The changes and other updated advice can be found here

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Local data for Devon

At the time of writing, Devon has been in the fortunate position that the number of confirmed cases and deaths have been very low, and not linked, for a number of weeks now. Even more reassuring is that the increase in visitors to Devon since the end of lock down is not showing any impact on the number of cases so far. You can view the live data on the Devon County Council website which shows that there are no areas of concern at present. We hope you find this information helpful in being able to assess local risks but please remember to continue to follow government guidelines to help you stay safe.

UK-wide data on virus cases, testing, hospitalisations and deaths can be found at the Government website here.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions: Update Published 31st July 2020

Information on what you can and can’t do as per the government update published on 31st July can be found here

Please note that these guidelines are for England. Separate guidelines and restrictions exist for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest Information on Face Coverings

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England will become compulsory from Friday 24 July.

It is hoped this will further reduce the spread of coronavirus and also encourage people to return to the shops safely.

You can either buy your mask or make your own face covering. Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will not have to wear a covering

Please do your bit to help protect our West Devon shop workers and to reduce the spread of the virus.

The rules will be enforced by the police, with those who fail to follow the new rules facing a fine of up to £100.

Find out more here.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Devon County Council Local Outbreak Management Plan

Devon County Council has produced a plan to show how a local outbreak of Covid-19 would be managed. They state that this is a living document that will evolve as experience anywhere in the UK shows how the plan can be improved and refined.

The current version of the plan, issued on the 29th June 2020, can be accessed by clicking on the attachment below.

Other links, relevant to the plan are

News Centre: New moves to contain coronavirus in Devon

Local outbreak management plan: Frequently asked questions

HM Government Guidelines: What you can and can’t do after the 4th July 2020

This link takes you to the HM Government website and the latest guidelines for what you can and can’t do after 4th July 2020. This information was updated on the 24th June 2020.

HM Government Guidelines: What you can and can’t do. Issued 12th June 2020

This link takes you to the HM Government website and the latest guidelines, valid 12th June 2020


Current Government Advice (from 11th May 2020) on What You Can and Can’t Do During the Covid-19 Outbreak

This link takes you to the latest guidance from HM Government on what you can and can’t do in England following changes to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdown directives. Please note that different advice is in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Dartmoor National Park’s Response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19): Briefing Note from May 11th 2020

Current advice (as of 11th May 2020) on access to, and behaviour in, the National Park can be found at