COVID - 19 Update for Towns , Parishes and Communities

Important Update

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Stay Alert > Control The Virus > Save Lives

Business As Usual at the Councils

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council would like to reassure residents that it business as usual. 

The councils are currently reviewing all of the latest guidance and will respond to new legislation as it emerges. 

Following the COVID secure measures that were put in place to protect staff and the general public during the lock down in March, both authorities are well placed to respond quickly and at the moment, many of their services can continue.  Risk assessments are constantly being reviewed and work prioritized.  If some services have to be discontinued or delayed it will be as a result of staff being transferred onto critical or urgent tasks.

All office staff are still working remotely at home, answering the phones and responding to customer enquiries. Under the current guidance, public spaces, play parks and public amenities such as car parks and toilets will remain open, with safety measures still in place. 

5th November

Support for Communities and Businesses

Support and advice can be found on the Councils' website.  This includes the Hardship Support and will include Business Grants when the information is availabl. Click on the bars below for more information.

Advice and Guidance


Everyone has a role to play in helping to protect others, and stop the spread of the virus.

The latest advice from central Government can be found by clicking on the bar below.

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Social media

We would encourage all residents to follow their council on social media, and to sign up for email alerts, to ensure that they receive information should the situation change. Click on the bars below for more information.