Coronavirus - Local Information and Helpful Links
The government has said that the local tier restrictions will be relaxed between Wednesday 23 and Sunday 27 December, to enable family and friends to form ‘Christmas bubbles’ of up to three households.
- you can form an exclusive Christmas bubble of people from no more than three households you can only be in one Christmas bubble
- you cannot change your Christmas bubble
- you can travel between tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble
- you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces
- you can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier you are meeting in
- if you form a Christmas bubble, you should not meet socially with friends and family that you do not live with in your home or garden unless they are part of your Christmas bubble.
People can travel to meet those in their bubble from Wednesday 23 December, but they must be home again by Sunday 27 December. Anyone travelling to or from Northern Ireland may travel between Tuesday 22 and Monday 28 December.
Also, just because you are allowed to mix a bit more during these few days, it does not mean that you have to if you don't want to.
Remember, until the Christmas bubble period starts on Wednesday 23 December, and again from Sunday 27 December when it ends, make sure you continue to follow the local tier restriction guidance. Devon is currently in Tier 2, High Alert. This will be reviewed on Wednesday 16 December, and it may or may not change.
You are still able to form a Christmas bubble if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, but it does involve greater risks for you. You will minimise your risk of infection if you limit social contact with people that you do not live with.
The government has recently written to people considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable, with updated guidance following the new local tier arrangements.
It includes guidance about:
- returning to work
- shopping for food and household essentials
- help available to collect medicines
- access to health and care services
- guidance for young people considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable including advice about attending school or college.
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Budleigh Coronavirus Support
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Helpful Links for Advice and Support
- Young Devon Wellbeing Toolkit: Tips, Tricks and Techniques for maintaining positive mental health during lockdown and beyond. If you are struggling, and need to talk to someone, please email email@example.com and someone will get back to you as soon as they can. For anyone already receiving support through our Wellbeing service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07935364652 and leave a message with your name and contact details.
- Helping Children Understand Coronavirus
- What You Can Do If You're Struggling Because Of Coronavirus:
- Highest Clinical Risk Background And FAQs For Patients
- Paediatric Advice: Download the HANDi Paediatric app which gives up-to-date advice about common childhoold illnesses and how to treat them.
- Digital Isolation Note For Patients: You do not need to get a note from a GP. Use this service if you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer. This service is for people how either have symptoms of coronoavirus or live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus. If you are a shielding patient then your letter will be sufficient evidence for your employer.
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