East Devon District Council Coronavirus support line
01395 571500 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or out of hours’ emergency line 01395 516854
For enquiries related to symptoms or health then contact Honiton Surgery or 111
If anyone needs medication and is unable to collect themselves or does not have a friend or family member to help the the surgery will be able to advise
More general enquires can go through the EDDC Community Coronavirus Support Group https://eastdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/latest-updates/east-devon-district-council-latest-coronavirus-updates/
MEAL DELIVERIES AND SHOPPING
For the vulnerable and those in enforced isolation - Shopping & Cooked Meal Delivery for the vulnerable or other requests for help- 01404 46529 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Meals cooked at St Michaels and delivered by TRIP - Shopping from Local Honiton Based food shops only.
Lacemakers Cafe, situated on the High Street, is also providing a home cooked food delivery service.It also incorporates services from other Honiton businesses such as Porkies Family Butchers, Creature Comforts, Wine World and The Crusty Cob. A fruit and veg box courtesy of Winchester and Sons in Sidmouth is the newest addition to the online menu. Again call Trip on 01404 46529 for free delivery
Fresh Food Hub and Community Larder
Open to ANYONE in Honiton and the surrounding areas: If you are in need of food support get in touch:
- email to email@example.com
- 01404 43800.
- Delivery service only now.
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BENEFIT ADVICE FOR THE ELDERLY
Any older person that needs benefit advice and support, please refer them to Age UK. They will complete initial benefit checks over the phone and at the moment staff are also completing benefit forms over the telephone. Whilst this is not ideal it does mean we are still able to get applications off and not delay the claim process. Our number is 0333 241 2340 open as usual to take calls.
BENEFIT ADVICE AND OTHER ADVICE FOR ALL OTHERS
Honiton Community Advice Service can offer advice and help with many problems or at least direct you to the appropriate authority. email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will phone you back and discuss your problem.
Advice for new parents
This is a worrying time for everyone, and you may have particular concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) if you are pregnant or have a baby. The Lullaby Trust has some useful advice on their website.
It will be compulsory to wear a face covering in shops in England from Friday 24 July.
• Those who fail to wear a mask will face a fine of up to £100. This will be reduced to £50 if people pay within 14 days.
• The rules will be enforced by the police, rather than shop workers.
• People won't be required to wear a covering in places where it's not practical - such as in a pub, cafe or restaurant.
• Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.
• Shop staff do not have to wear them, but it is "strongly recommended" in the guidance that they do.
A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.