Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 15 May 2020

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3. Plans to reopen key toilets across the district

After a comprehensive review including site specific risk assessments it has been agreed the council will open 10 of its 26 toilets. The remaining toilets can’t be reopened at this time due to resource, building design and budget limitations.

Subject to the completion of a risk assessment being carried out for each toilet and the sourcing of additional hand sanitisers it is hoped the 10 accessible public toilets will re-open by Friday 22 May. This timescale is subject to the delivery of the hand sanitisers.

When the toilets have reopened they will be fully cleaned 3 times a day. This is an increase from the previous frequency of 1 full clean a day with re-stock visits. Virucidal cleaners will be used, and the facilities will be closed periodically for additional disinfecting periodically.

The public toilets to re-open are:
1) West Street Car Park, Axminster
2) East End (Lime Kiln), Budleigh Salterton
3) Jubilee Gardens, Beer
4) Foxholes Car Park, Exmouth
5) Manor Gardens, Exmouth
6) Queens Drive/Old Lifeboat, Exmouth
7) King Street, Honiton
8) West Walk, Seaton
9) Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth
10) Triangle, Sidmouth

All other public toilets are to remain closed at this time.

The toilets will be open from 7.30am to 4pm to make allowances for the staff and budget restrictions and the enhanced cleaning required.

Members of the public are requested to remain vigilant, and rigorously adhere to hand washing, hygiene and social distancing rules.