Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update 3 April 2020

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2. This week's message from East Devon's Leader and Chief Executive

It's fair to say that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is throwing up some pretty tough challenges for both the council and residents, requiring everyone to adapt and make important changes to our behaviour and the way we live. 

Despite the constantly evolving situation, there has been tremendous progress and activity here at East Devon District Council this week. Our staff are demonstrating amazing levels of resilience, commitment, agility and good old fashioned ‘bloody hard work’. Everyone is pitching in brilliantly and delivering great work across the council, ensuring you continue to receive vital services, as we contribute to the fight against coronavirus.

Our Community Support Hub hotline and on-line forms are now available for local residents/communities who need help or support, or who want to volunteer their time and resources to help your local community. Our amazing Community Development team is doing a great job in answering calls for the Community Support Hub, while our brilliant Customer Service Centre, continues to take calls across all other services and provide access to advice about universal credit, council tax and other financial information.

Finally, please continue to follow the Government's guidance. It is vital that people stay at home, because we need to protect the NHS, as this is how we will save lives.

Stay safe and remember together #WeAreDevon

Councillor Ben Ingham, Leader, East Devon District Council

Mark Williams, Chief Executive, East Devon District Council