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Information updates about services in Devon

  • Devon County Council are working with the government and the NHS to make sure people have the latest information about Coronavirus.



  • All Devon County Council buildings are now closed to the public unless you have a visit arranged, but you can still contact us if you need to.

  • You can telephone the Customer Service Centre on tel:0345 155 1015

    Opening times 

    Monday to Friday from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening.

    Saturday mornings from 9 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon.

  • If you have received an NHS extremely vulnerable letter, have registered for support on the government website but have not received a food delivery.

    Or you need help because you are isolated or on your own please telephone the Devon Coronavirus Emergency helpline on   0345 155 1011.


  • Information on keeping you, your family and the community safe and well.

    You can click or tap  here to find lots of easy read information to help keep you safe and well.


  • What to do if you need urgent help because of the Coronavirus outbreak and can not get help from anyone else.




  • You can contact your local district council.

    Each district council have phone  helplines set up to get help with things like deliveries essential food and other things you need around the house,  extra care and social contact.

    Depending on what help you need, they will be able to help you organise support through their local hub, the NHS volunteer responder scheme or local community group.

    You can also call them if you are worried about someone in your community who you think needs  help.

    The telephone numbers for the district council community helplines are listed below.

  • South Hams District Community Helpline – 01803 861297

    Exeter City Council Community Wellbeing – 01392  265000

    Mid Devon District Council Community Support Hotline 01884 234387

    North Devon Council Coronavirus Community Support Service 01271 388280

    Torridge District Council COVID Information Line – 01237 428888

    West Devon Borough Council Community Helpline – 01822 813683

    Teignbridge District Council Coronavirus Hotline – 01626 215512

    East Devon District Council Coronavirus Community Support Hub Hotline – 01395 571500

  • Below is a list of some services in Devon and  what is happening about each service during the Coronavirus outbreak.

    Remember to keep checking on this website for any updates about changes.

  • Public transport like buses and trains.

    Trains and buses are still running but there may be changes to the times they run.

    This is because it depends on how many staff are able to work at any time.

    You should contact the bus or train operator to check before starting your journey.



  • What to do if you become unwell on public transport

    1. Go back to your  home or the place you are staying at the moment.
    2. Try to keep away from other people as much as possible
    3. Phone NHS 111 online Coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
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    Library Services in Devon

    Library buildings are closed at the moment.

    They are offering an online service. Click or tap here to go to their website.  

    You can renew any books by telephoning 0345 155 1001

  • Refuse collection  and recycling

    Recycling centres in Devon are open.  You should only take things that are not safe for you to keep at home.

    Household rubbish collections are still being made.

    If you have a problem with your rubbish collections you should telephone your district council, the telephone numbers for each district council are below:

    East Devon Council 01395 571515.
    Exeter City Council 01392 277888.
    North Devon Council 01271 374776
    Mid Devon Council 01884 255255
    South Hams Council 01803 861234
    Teignbridge Council 01626 361101
    Torridge Council 01237 428700.
    West Devon Council 01822 813600