COVID-19. Information, help and advice.

Stay at home!

Information about the virus and symptoms can be found on the NHS website.

Here’s a link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

There are various local initiatives which are being set up to help and to offer help. Offers of help very locally for near neighbours might be better than trying to set up something which is parish wide. COVID 19 Mutual Aid groups are springing up all over the place. Here’s a link to the umbrella website which lists all the groups registered so far and offers resources to support groups. https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

The Totnes Help Hub (COVID 19) might be a good place to start if you can offer help or want to find out what is on offer. There’s a link to the Facebook Page below.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2687973224757857/

Below is a link to a help card. If you are offering help to those self isolating in your neighbourhood you can print the card out and fill it in with your details and pop it through your neighbours’ letterboxes. It’s a pdf document and designed to be printed double-sided. 2 to an A4 page
Help card

Citizens advice has closed its office but there are different ways advice can be sought. See below:

Adviceline*: 03444 111 444 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm) Email: www.southhamscab.org.uk From the ‘Contact us’ page select ‘Email’ and click ‘Use our online form’
WhatsApp: 07497 758779
Self Help: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Letter: Citizens Advice, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

Totnes Caring has suspended all planned public events and Clubs.

They will post more information as the situation changes but are providing vital services to those that need them most.
The majority of TC staff are working from home and are able to answer phones (Tel. 01803 865684) and deal with queries.

They still need donations – more information from their website  https://www.totnescaring.org.uk/

Devon’s recycling centres are closed until further notice. Find out more from the link below:

Devon’s recycling centres closed until further notice

https://www.devonnewscentre.info/devons-recycling-centres-closed-until-further-notice/