Mary Tavy Community Support

Mary Tavy Community Support is a volunteer group of local residents helping people who need extra help during lockdown or if you are self isolating. We can help with collecting prescriptions collecting pre-ordered shopping taking pets to the vets and a friendly chat over the phone Please call Bev Ross on 01822 811019 if you need our help or […]

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Details of the Government restrictions for the lockdown starting 5th November

On the 31st October the Government announced a new set of restrictions (for a “lockdown”) starting on Thursday 5th November 2020. These restrictions are expected to last for 4 weeks. The official Government  information on the restrictions can be accessed by clicking here.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do-after-4-july

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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do  

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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. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

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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 https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/about-us/how-we-work/coronavirus-update  

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Welfare Support Fund

Support Fund for Residents who Need Basic Essentials Issued: 6 May 2020 An emergency lifeline to support residents whose financial situation has been seriously affected by the current pandemic has been launched by West Devon Borough Council, in association with Devon County Council. The Covid19 Welfare Support Fund will provide small emergency payments to help […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Council Helpline

Here is a recent press release from West Devon and South Hams Councils: Hotline for Council Help Available 16 April 2020 South Hams and West Devon Councils are offering a hotline number for residents needing help and support during the Coronavirus outbreak. The number, which will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday […]

Coronavirus and Parish Council Meetings

In light of the increasing severity of the Coronavirus outbreak, an extraordinary meeting of Mary Tavy Parish Council was held on Monday 23rd March 2020. The main purpose of the meeting was to vote to allow the council to conduct its business by email and telephone rather than by face to face meetings. Under current […]

Coronavirus: Mary Tavy Community Support Information

The attached document contains contact phone numbers and emails for those who need help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It also tells you how to get in contact with the Mary Tavy Community Support group if you are able to help others during this difficult time. There is also a list of some local companies prepared […]

Coronavirus update 18th March 2020

The situation concerning the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve and we will endeavour to keep things up to date on this site. General information can be found on news channels and government websites (see previous news items on this site). In this post we want to share information on 2 local initiatives. Martin and Tracey […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Further Information

Subsequent to our earlier post with information on the virus (you can find it further down the news items) here is some more official guidance and information communicated to the Parish Council from West Devon BC.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice

This link will take you to Devon Country Council’s advice on the coronavirus: https://www.devon.gov.uk/document/coronavirus-advice-in-devon/ Click on the  “Read More” button to go to the active link