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Otterton - Coronavirus Information & Help

Devon County Council - Coronavirus advice in Devon (Link)

What if there's a coronavirus outbreak in Devon?

Following the government announcement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do:

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Budleigh Salterton Corvid-19 Support Leaflet (Click here)

UK-Gov - Full guidance on staying at home and away from others (Click Here)

Otterton Village Support Group
There is help available within the village for all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak especially those required to self-isolate.  Do not hesitate to get in touch if you need assistance or can help others.

If you need help  If you are affected by the current outbreak and need help, the collection of a prescription, shopping or for any other reason, there are others able and willing to help. 
If you can give help making collections or deliveries, assisting the shop or providing other support to those affected, please get in touch.
Call: 07468 429 264 [John Hiles]
Facebook at cv19 otterton.

Otterton Community Shop
From Thursday 27 March 2020 the new shop opening hours will be:

  • Monday – Saturday    8.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Sunday    Closed

For more details go to

Home Delivery:
You may place orders over the telephone for home delivery.
Call the shop on 01395 708 324 to place an order.  Once the order is assembled, we will call you back, take payment over the phone by credit or debit card and arrange delivery.

Financial Assistance
Otterton Relief in Need is a Trust for Residents of Otterton that can provide financial support for those suffering hardship; so if the current outbreak has put you in particular difficulty through the need to self-isolate or loss of income, do not hesitate to contact the Trust for more information. Email or phone: 01395 567701

POLICE ADVICE from NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council):

How to stay safe when accepting help from others:

• If you are receiving voluntary help do not share financial details like credit/debit card numbers or personal information.

• If someone you don’t know calls at your home, always ask for ID and always ensure you are comfortable sharing details like your phone number or address.

• Only provide information on a need to know basis and if you have seen ID. Do not feel pressured into providing information.

• If you have doubts about those who are approaching you, and are concerned, it is advised that you don’t engage, and report serious suspicious behaviour to the police.

• Remember that genuine volunteers have been instructed not to enter your home and should all have documentation proving their status.


Useful Links

Southampton Children’s Hospital - The coronavirus outbreak can be difficult to explain to children and hard for them to understand. This poster has been designed for their new paediatric respiratory assessment unit to explain COVID-19 in a clear and child friendly way (Click Here).

BBC Coronavirus News & Videos (Link)

Met Office - DIY activities and experiments (Link)

  A Guide to how to video call your family (Link)

  View Our Facebook Page

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