Friday May 15

Public Toilets

After a comprehensive review it has been agreed the council will open 10 of its 26 toilets.

It is hoped 10 fully-accessible public toilets will reopen by Friday May 22 .

Full information on what toilets will be open can be found on our Environmental Maintenance pages.

Thursday May 14

Tenants' Conference

The annual Tenants' Conference set to take place in October has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy

The Government published the latest transport guidance for operators and passengers in England on 13 May.

The guide for operators will help organisations, agencies and others (such as self-employed transport providers) understand how to provide safer workplaces and services for themselves, their workers and passengers across all modes of private and public transport in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday May 13

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme opens for applications

Self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been adversely affected by coronavirus will be able to apply for a SEISS grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits.

The payments will be paid in a single instalment covering three months and capped at £7,500 – expected to land in bank accounts within six working days of each claim.  

Tuesday May 12

Furlough scheme extended until October

Government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October.

Housing updates

Please note that due to the restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus there will be a limited number of properties listed on Devon Home Choice.

Full information can be found on our Housing pages.

Getting back to work safely

New guidance has been published to help people get safely back to work. There are 8 workplace guidance documents now available under Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

Monday May 11

Government updates on the latest announcement

The Government has issued its COVID-19 recovery strategy for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the crisis.

Advice and the principles you should follow to ensure that time spent outside your home is as safe as possible is now available including staying alert and safe (social distancing).

Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak has also been updated.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has updated its guidance on the information employers need to provide to claim for their employees' wages.

Recycling and waste

The Green Waste service has resumed. Please check your collection date for the correct week.

Recycling Centres have reopened in East Devon, but there restrictions in place. Devon County Council has provided guidance on their pages.

Prime Minister's address

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Coronavirus on Sunday night. See the full speech on the GOV.UK page and on YouTube.

East Devon Coronavirus updates

East Devon business coronavirus update - 6 May 2020

East Devon residents coronavirus update - 7 May 2020