On the left hand side of this page (or at the bottom, if you're on a mobile device) you can see a number of links which set out the support for businesses and individuals, as well as more information on the Coronavirus outbreak.
12 April: What’s changed
Some of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
From 12 April:
- non-essential retail can reopen
- personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting
- public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
- outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only
- most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen
- some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place
- indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
- all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
- weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
- self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
- care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
- you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible
29 March 2021: What’s changed
Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 29 March. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Guidance for Reopening businesses - 24th February 2021
Overview of business advice and when they can reopen: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reopening-businesses-and-venues-in-england/reopening-businesses-and-venues
The Roadmap for Unlocking - 22nd February 2021
You can find all of the latest advice on how and when we will be unlocking on the Government website here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021
The dates are provisional and the timings may change but there is now light at the end of the tunnel.
Latest Vaccine Data and Lockdown Guidance
You can find out all the latest daily and weekly figures for the number of vaccines administered on the Government website
The latest Lockdown guidance can be found here.
Prime Minister announces New Tiers and rules over Christmas
The PM has set out in a statement what the rules will be over this difficult Christmas - Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 19 December 2020 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Prime Minister announces Covid-19 Winter Plan for England
The PM has set out the Covid Winter Plan in the House of Commons to outline the restrictions that will come into force across England from the 2nd December.
England will return to a tiered system of restrictions: Medium, High and Very High, with different areas of the country falling in different tiers. The tiers for each area will be reviewed on December 16th.
Devon has been allocated at Tier 2 - High Alert.
New National Restrictions to come into force on Thursday 5th November for England
New 'Tier' system to control local rates of coronavirus (in place until Thursday 5th November)
A plan to support our economy this winter
New national restrictions to control coronavirus this winter
Introducing the Rule of Six
Devon Outbreak Management Plan
For more information on Devon's detailed outbreak management plan from Devon County Council visit: https://www.devon.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-in-devon