Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 31 July 2020

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6. Devon ranks among the lowest for COVID cases

With so much coverage in the national media about a potential second wave of coronavirus, we wanted to reassure you about our continued efforts in East Devon to contain the virus. The number of COVID-19 cases in Devon is still very low, with no linked cases or community spread, and we want to keep it that way.

Everyone has done well so far to comply with prevention measures and national guidance so it's vital that we all keep it up and to work together to help prevent a second peak by maintaining social distancing, regularly washing our hands and wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces.

The Local Outbreak Management Plan for Devon was launched last month, and we continue to work closely with partners and with the very latest local data and intelligence to help monitor the situation very closely and respond rapidly if necessary.

With partners we are actively planning for a range of possible scenarios including a potential outbreak in specific settings, ensuring robust plans are in place and testing these. We are also encouraging prospective visitors to think about their stay in the South West and be respectful of local communities and the environment.