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Welcome to our parish website's Coronavirus - Coldridge Community Support page - a 'one stop shop' aimed at signposting relevant local and national on-line resources and news, with the aim of helping residents of Coldridge navigate their way through the current emergency.

Posted IK, 21st March 2020; updated 26th March


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Key On-Line Resources

This section provides links to key on-line resources and trusted sources within the UK which are providing Government & Health guidance, advice or providing notification of local providers/service impacts arising from the developing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic:-

Central Resources

UK Central Government:     GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Public Health England:   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

NHS:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Condition, Self Isolation, Testing, ..

NHS 111 On-Line:  Coronavirus (COVID-19)   and   NHS 111 Symptom Checker 

GOV.UKSlides and datasets to accompany daily Government coronavirus press conference

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Local Service Information

Local Authority MDDC:   Mid-Devon District Council Coronavirus (COVID-19):  Council Service Update

Local Authority MDDC - Business:   Coronavirus information for businesses, employers and employees  

Local Authority Devon County Council:    Coronavirus advice in Devon 

Devon Communities Together:  Helping Devon communities help themselves          



GP Services (Bow/North Tawton):  Bow and North Tawton Medical Practice

GP Services (Chumleigh/Winkleigh):  Wallingbrook Health Group

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Devon & Cornwall Police:  Coronavirus Pandemic Response Page (incl. FAQs)   

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Additional NHS & GOV.UK Information & Guidance

Public Health England - Keeping 'Active at Home' booklet       <<<NEW 29th May 2020 

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Aids and Guidance for Positive Mental Wellbeing

> GOV.UK - Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

> NHS Every Mind Matters     

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'Stay Alert' Guidance for ENGLAND:  Staying alert and safe (social distancing)    <<< UPDATED 29th May 2020

FAQs to help explain the do's and don'ts under the new guidelines:  Coronavirus outbreak FAQs     <<< UPDATED 31st May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and safer travel guidance: Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the outbreak.     <<<NEW 29th May 2020 

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NHS advice on staying at home:

Requesting an Isolation Note:

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Government Help and Support Contacts

HMRC Coronavirus Helpline:       0800 015 9559
HMRC Self-Assessment Payment Helpline:      0300 200 3822

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This list will be extended and/or amended in line with future developments.

Posted 21st March 2020; Updated 26th March, 2nd, 17th, 18th April; 1st, 11th May



 4th July

'Connect Me' - Please stay safe this weekend, economic recovery plan unveiled, changes in shielding from 6th July and guidance for visitors to the South West

Posted 4th July 2020


2nd July

'Connect Me' - How will we manage coronavirus outbreaks in Devon?

Posted 2nd July 2020


27th June

'Connect Me' - Plans to welcome back visitors, our schools call for clarity on September reopening and household vans can use our recycling centres again


- COVID-19 test facility for Mid Devon returns

Mid Devon District Council has been working closely with the national testing programme to reopen a test facility for COVID-19.  Anyone in England and Wales who has symptoms of the virus, whatever their age, can now apply for a test, although priority will be given for essential workers.  From Monday, 29 June 2020, the mobile unit will be situated in the car park at Exe Valley Leisure Centre at Bolham Road, Tiverton, EX16 6SG. 

Click here for further information and how to book a test.

Posted 27th June 2020


24th June

GOV.UK - Guideline for pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopening from  4 July

Following announcements of 23rd June, earlier today the Government published its practical guidelines to help restaurants, pubs and hairdressers in England reopen safely.

GOV.UK - New government guidance to support the reopening of tourism and visitor attractions in England on July 4

Posted 24th June 2020


23rd June

GOV.UK - PM announces next phase in the easing of lockdown restrictions in England, 23 June 2020

Click here to access a summary of the key points that Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out on JUne 23rd regarding further easements to COVID-19 lockdown measures in England.

Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

Today the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced that the millions of people shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19) will be advised they can spend more time outside their homes from Monday 6 July.  Click here to read the announcement and access further details.

Posted 23rd June 2020



17th June

'Connect Me' - Latest Coronavirus information from Devon County Council

Click here to read the latest edition of Devon County Council's 'Connect Me' newsletter. This edition includes important news about another test and trace scam, the extension of free school meals over the summer holidays, how North Devon footballers tackle lockdown loneliness and guides for local businesses on safe opening.

Posted 17th June 2020


13th June

'Connect Me' - Latest Coronavirus information from Devon County Council

High demand for school places, support bubbles and Team Devon working together for our communities - click here for all the details.

- Reopening your town centre - changes to how you shop

Posted 13th June 2020


10th June

'Connect Me' - Latest Coronavirus information from Devon County Council

Click here to read the latest edition of Devon County Council's 'Connect Me' newsletterourses. - this edition including news about libraries reopening, work starting on new road layouts and the launch of free online parenting c

Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

HM Treasury announced on 9th June, people on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the government’s furlough scheme. Click here to read the full article.

Access the help you can get, don’t rely on debt

Posted 10th June 2020


6th June

'Connect Me' - Latest Coronavirus information from Devon County Council

In today's Connect Me (click here to access a copy) hear a warning from Trading Standards regarding test and trace services, what is the R value?, active travel improvements, antibody testing gets underway, new rules for travelling on public transport coming soon, plans for local economic recovery and library loans are being extended.

Posted 6th June 2020


3rd June

'Connect Me' - Latest Coronavirus information from Devon County Council

Posted 3rd June 2020


1st June

Today sees the introduction of a number of new guidelines reflecting an easing in England's Lockdown for COVID-19 for households and a further wave of retail/traders, most notably Car Showrooms/Dealerships and open-air Markets.

A selection of GOV.UK articles and guidelines explaining personal impacts are referenced below, or via GOV.UK:-

GOV.UK - Groups of up to six from different households can exercise outside under new rules

People will be able to exercise outside with up to five others from different households from Monday 1st June, provided that strict social distancing guidelines are followed.

Click here to read the Government press statement.  Click here to go straight to the detailed guidance on the new regulations promoting safe and socially distanced outdoor recreation and sports

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GOV.UK - Coronavirus – guidance on accessing green spaces safely, 1st June

Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others - access here.

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Posted 1st June 2020


Prior Month's Posts now moved to 'The Archives'

All of the articles posted in March, April and May 2020 are now available on a new page - Coronavirus Community News - The Archives. This change is intended to simplify structure (and length!) of the main Community Support Page.

Posted 1st June 2020; Updated 1st July



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