Newton Abbot Town Council
How to stay safe and help prevent the spread.
It is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. Following this guidance will help you stay safe and protect others by controlling the spread. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.
The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted.
- The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
- From 20 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
- From 27 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries. Directors of Public Health will only be able to recommend pupils and staff wear masks in communal areas in places where there are outbreaks or where the local public health situation justifies it, and with sign-off from the Education Secretary.
- From 27 January: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
- From 27 January: Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.
This guidance will be updated shortly to include more information on these changes. You should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page to keep yourself and others safe.
Let fresh air in if you meet indoors.
Get tested and self-isolate if required.
If you haven’t already get vaccinated.
For more details follow this link – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do
Advice and Support
For the latest Teignbridge District Council information please CLICK HERE
For the latest Teignbridge Support for Business Update please CLICK HERE
For the latest Teignbridge Residents Update please CLICK HERE
For the latest Devon County Council information please CLICK HERE
For the latest Government information please CLICK HERE
Should you need any advice and support, please contact –
Generally – https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/
Household Support Fund
Local residents struggling to make ends meet can apply for help under a new Household Support Fund just launched in Teignbridge.
The new fund will help households in need with food, energy and water bills as well as other essential living costs such as clothing, bedding, fridges, freezers or cookers. In exceptional cases money from the fund can be used to help people struggling to manage their housing costs and who are not covered by existing support schemes.
Teignbridge District Council has been working with Devon County Council and Citizens Advice Teignbridge to help make sure support is provided as quickly as possible to Teignbridge people who need help.
Unlike previous grant funding there are no nationally imposed eligibility rules and no cap on the amount a family in need can receive. Each application will be considered on its merit and anyone living in Teignbridge can apply if they are aged over 16 and unable to meet their immediate short-term financial needs.
The new Household Support Fund replaces the Covid Hardship Fund. For more information see https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/householdsupportfund
Anyone unable to apply online can call Citizens Advice Teignbridge on its dedicated Household Support Fund number (01626 326123) or can call our customer support team on 01626 361101 (Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm. Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm).
Extra Funding For Great Ideas
A reminder that funds could be available for community groups and charities raising money for good causes from Teignbridge Stronger Communities Fund.
Funding of up to £2,500 could be available to contribute 50 per cent of a group’s fund raising target.
Local groups which have benefitted from this in the past include Ocean Plastics, Ipplepen Sense Ability – Café Therapy, Teignmouth Community Art Group and Teignmouth RFC.
For more information on this scheme and how to apply please see https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/community-and-people/communities/community-funding/crowdfunding/
Newton Abbot (Buckland) and Teignbridge – can deliver
THAT Foodbank (Teignbridge Homeless Action
THAT Place, 8 Queensway House, Buckland, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4BA.
Monday to Wednesday: 11am – 2pm. Thursday and Friday: 10am – 1pm.
Newton Abbot (Kingsteignton) – can deliver
HITS Foodbank (Homeless in Teignbridge Support)
Abbrook Park, Strap Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3PS.
Call to arrange. 01626 906371.
Devon & Cornwall Police – Alert
Play your part in making this summer in our region safe, respectful and successful for all.
That’s the message from Devon & Cornwall Police as the school holidays begin and the force prepares for the challenge of policing the summer and the hundreds of thousands of tourists flocking to our towns, resorts and coastal areas. With most COVID-19 restrictions now lifted, the force will be working closely with partners across the region to support a full reopening of our economy as safely as possible for tourists and our resident communities alike.
Your Community – we’re listening
Have your Say. Please take the time to complete our online survey whether you work, live or visit Newton Abbot and let us know your views and suggestions. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/nadcp21
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) – Prevention Zone
All poultry keepers in England (whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions. CLICK HERE to see more
For residents of Newton Abbot requiring the Town Council to sign their documents please be aware that we are still available to do these checks by appointment . To make an appointment please either email [email protected] or phone 01626 201120 and leave your name and telephone number and we will call you back to arrange an appointment.
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