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Guide Corporate emergency response plan

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6. Rest centre information

Responsibility for the management and running of rest centres in Devon is split between Devon County Council and East Devon District Council. The general rule of thumb is that East Devon District Council will be responsible for rest centres up to 30 evacuees and the county council for rest centres over 30 evacuees. Although East Devon staff will not be responsible for running a large rest centre the housing team will be asked to attend the rest centre to arrange for temporary housing for those residents who have no alternative accommodation.

Given that an incident could happen at any location across East Devon, if there is a need for a rest centre a suitable location will be sourced in discussion with Devon County Council.