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Friday May 29

New measures to ease lockdown

Groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors in England from Monday 1 June, including in gardens and other private outdoor spaces, provided strict social distancing guidelines are followed.

Full guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Thursday May 28

Statutory sick pay

Businesses can now claim statutory sick pay for employees who are self-isolating because they’ve been notified by the NHS or public health bodies that they’ve come into contact with someone with coronavirus.

Bulky household collections

We will be able to make bulky household item collections from June 1.

In order to protect our collection crews we ask customers to adhere to the following for every bulky household collection

  • All bulky household collections will be made from outside of the property
  • Items should be left outside of the property for at least 72 hours before the collection is due
  • Social distancing is maintained between our collection staff and residents during the collection

See our Recycling and Waste pages for more information.

Wednesday May 27

Social Housing

The Minister of State for Housing, Rt. Hon. Christopher Pincher, has written an open letter to all social housing tenants, as we begin to lift ourselves out of lockdown. 

Guidance for shops and branches

Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments has been published by the Government. 

East Devon Business Coronavirus update

The latest East Devon Business Coronavirus update is available to read online.