Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 7 May 2020

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

On Friday we will commemorate and remember all of those who sacrificed so much for us all 75 years ago. We hope that from your home or work place at 3pm tomorrow you will join us in toasting and saluting all of those who played their role as the nation remembers VE Day in 1945.

We would also like to thank everyone across East Devon who have so far been respecting the lock down guidance, but we must ask you again to please keep up the good work and to continue to stay at home in your primary residence, in your home county this weekend. Doing this will prevent the spread of coronavirus, it will protect your health and the health of loved ones and it will save lives.

According to the Office for National Statistics, from March 1st to April 17 there have sadly been 11 deaths from COVID-19 in the East Devon district and our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones.

Therefore please don’t be tempted to break the rules this bank holiday weekend, please keep local and take your daily exercise close to your home.

We are fortunate to have many parks and open spaces, which are now open again, bar a number of small parks which we feel will be difficult for the public to maintain robust social distancing within. However, parks should be used for essential exercise and not for sunbathing, picnics, barbeques or sports – doing this puts everyone’s health at risk. As you will be aware, the Prime Minister is due to address the nation on Sunday regarding the lockdown and if any of the current advice changes we will bring this to you next week.

Lastly our Green Waste service will recommence on Monday 11th May. We thank you all for your patience and forbearance during this challenging time.

Stay Safe and Stay Well
Together #WeareDevon

Best wishes

Cllr Ben Ingham and Mark Williams