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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.

As information and guidance is subject to change at short notice, links are used to refer you to official sources of guidance or news announcements.

Posted IK, 21st March 2020; updated 26th March; 5th, 27th November; 1st April


Coldridge Community Support SPOC Helpline - 07731 894819


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 Government & Health Services Resources

UK Central Government:     GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Entry Page - 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.UK: Daily Update - The official UK Government website for data and insights on Coronavirus (COVID-19)      <<< Rolling Daily Update

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

GOV.UK:  Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19      <<< Last Update 1st April 2021

GOV.UK:  Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)       <<<  UPDATED 26th March 2021

GOV.UK:  Travel Abroad - Step by Step    <<<Overview and Process map

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - travel corridors & quarantine rules      <<< UPDATED 11th February 2021

GOV.UK:  Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested       <<< UPDATED 8th April 2021

GOV.UK:  Education, universities and childcare   <<<  UPDATED 8th March 2021

Supplementary GOV.UK & NHS Information

Public Health England - Keeping 'Active at Home' booklet  

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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Guidance ENGLAND -  How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)    <<<Updated 31st March 2021

Guidance to make travel safer:  Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers     <<< Last UPDATED 8th April 2021

NHS advice on staying at home:

Requesting an Isolation Note:


Information from/on Local Services

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

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

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Business and Working Support Contacts

Businesses:   Working safely during coronavirus     <<< UPDATED 8th April 2021

   > Business Support Pages:     Coronavirus (COVID-19) support available to businesses   &

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.

Created 21st March 2020; Updated 26th March, 2nd, 17th, 18th April; 1st, 11th May, 17th July; 1st August; 14th October; 1th, 4th, 5th, 7th, 22nd November; 2nd, 5th, 19th December 2020;

2021: Updated 4th, 15th, 31st January; 12th February; 8th, 20th March; 1st, 8th April




April 2021

12th April

GOV.UK - COVID-19 restrictions: what you can and cannot do from 12th April

Many of the rules concerning what you can and cannot do in England as we progress along the Government's 'Roadmap to Unlocking' will change on 12 April 2021 - click here to access the full list of do's and don'ts on GOV.UK.

9th April

Rapid coronavirus tests now available across Devon, confidential advice and support via ChatHealth and Exeter Chiefs' Ollie Devoto helps bring a smile to young carers 

Click here to access the latest news and information regarding COVID-19 in Devon plus a reminder of the upcoming easing of restrictions from 12th April.

6th April

GOV.UK - Further easing of Covid restrictions confirmed for England from 12 April

During Monday evening's Government COVID-19 briefing, the Prime Minister confirmed that the next stage of COVID restriction unlocking will go ahead (as planned) on Monday 12th April.

Click on the GOV.UK link above to follow a summary of yesterday's announcement and access the roadmap step details here.

5th April

GOV.UK - Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England from 9th April

The Government has announced that everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from 9 April - extending access across the population.  The lateral flow test kits, which can provide test results in around 30 minutes without the need of a laboratory, will be available for free at COVID-19 testing sites, pharmacies and through the post.

Further information on how to order test kits for postage will be added in due course.

1st April

plea to respect each other, getting help if you need it over Easter and a thank you to those who care

This week's edition of Connect Me shines a light on the upcoming Easter weekend, reminding us to remember where we are on the unlocking roadmap and to be respectful to those around us during what would (in other circumstances) typically be the first major holiday weekend of the year. 

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There's also advice and reminders about local services available (i.e. accessing NHS services & testing over the Easter period) and links to special under 18s holiday-time activities being planned across the county. 

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

All of the articles posted during 2020 and upto March 2021 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; 1st August; 3rd September; 10th, 23rd October; 4th December; 1st January 2021; 5th February; 5th March; 6th April


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