Coronavirus: Support for communities and businesses
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The Government has announced new COVID-support grant schemes to support businesses in the hospitality industry. We are waiting for further information on these schemes and when this arrives we will update the website accordingly. If you have previously received a COVID-support grant from us for a hospitality business in Mid Devon we will contact you directly once we receive further information to let you know how to apply for the latest grant(s). If you run a hospitality business in Mid Devon that hasn’t previously received support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our contact list.
In response to the Omicron variant, temporary measures have been introduced which include:
- From Friday 10 December, face coverings must be worn in most public indoor venues, such as cinemas, theatres and places of worship, unless you're exempt. There's a full list of the places face coverings must now be worn on the government's website.
- From Monday 13 December, those who can, are advised to work from home.
- From Wednesday 15 December, and subject to parliamentary approval, the NHS COVID Pass will be required to enter certain venues and events where large crowds gather, such as nightclubs and stadiums. This is to check that all visitors aged 18 years old or over are fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or have an exemption. More information on this is available on the government's website.
The government will continue to look closely at all the emerging data but vaccines remain the best line of defence against the virus, so if you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Please also use COVID-19 rapid lateral flow device (LFD) tests regularly, particularly before entering a high-risk setting involving people you wouldn't normally come into contact with, or when visiting a vulnerable person.
COVID-19 Living With Others
Find out about our Community Support Hotline, support groups in your area and other multiagency support that's available
Guidance for businesses including various COVID-19 grant funding and Business Rates support
Find out if you're eligible for financial and practical support if you are self isolating due to the Covid 19 pandemic
Link to Devon County Council’s Coronavirus advice page for advice in relation to schools; care homes, vulnerable and older people, and; public transport
Useful links for the latest updates, information and advice
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