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Village pubs still providing takeaways to provide a valuable meal service to all parishioners.

The Queens Arms and Tower Inn pubs are both still able to provide takeaway meals but with restricted access to parishioners in the Slapton Parish catchment area and restricted days and hours of opening, detailed below. This is to ensure the safety of all their customers.

  • Queens Arms: Tuesday and Friday Evening 6pm - 8pm. Please note that all orders must be phoned through before 5pm on the day. Call 07841 458456.
  • Tower Inn: Sunday Lunch Takeaway and Thursday evenings. Call on 01548 580216.

Guidance will be given over the phone on how to collect and card payments only can be accepted over the phone when ordering.

Please note that the pub buildings and gardens are now closed.

Contact details and menus can be found on the pubs websites - refer links below.

The Queens Arms

The Tower Inn

Important message from your local health centre practices

A message from Chillington Health Centre, Dartmouth Medical Practice, Modbury Health Centre, Norton Brook Medical Centre, Redfern Health Centre and the South Hams Community Teams

To all our patients:

We would like to thank you for your forbearance support and indeed cheerfulness in these unprecedented times. We greatly appreciate how your interactions with us have had to change over a very short time and with little notice.

Thank you for adapting and for helping us to be here for you. Please be reassured that we are doing absolutely everything we can to keep us all safe and well. We would also like to give a massive thank you to all the community organisations and volunteers who have come together so quickly to help support us and you. This is truly a team effort and we have all been humbled by your efforts. Thank You !

We stay at work for you, please stay at home for us.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and supporting the NHS at this time, please download the GoodSam app and find out what you can do to help our local community.

Call to all business owners to help with essential Personal Protective Equipement (PPE) provision for carers

Dear business leader,

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) urgent request for help.

The NHS is doing all it can to prepare for the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a key factor in limiting the spread of this disease. It is also vital to enable NHS staff to care for patients.

The World Health Organisation has identified that the current global stockpile of PPE is insufficient, particularly for medical masks and respirators; the supply of gloves, gowns and goggles is soon expected to be insufficient also. The NHS supply chain has been providing PPE and is increasing its capacity. But as you may have seen or read, demand is currently outstripping supply. At the same time piles of commercial PPE stocks lay idle within organisations or businesses that are currently temporarily closed due to the outbreak. This is equipment that NHS and care organisations in Devon could be using to bolster the national supplies.

As a short-term measure we are therefore asking local business and organisations in Devon to help with the supply of:

  • Disposable plastic aprons
  • Disposable examination gloves (all sizes) latex or nitrile if possible
  • Face masks (like surgical masks or FFP3 respiratory masks)
  • Eye protection / goggles • Face visors
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitisers • Liquid soap
  • Medical style disinfectant wipes
  • Paper hand towels cont.

We of course appreciate donations but will be putting in place arrangements for reasonable reimbursement as required.

If you are not sure your equipment is of the right grade, please get in touch and we can provide advice.

If you have any of the above products and are willing to share them with NHS and care organisations across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay please contact:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 01392 675384 or 01392 675341

Yours sincerely Vanessa Crossey QN, MSc, FInstLM. Interim Deputy Director of Nursing NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Download the letter here:

Devon County Council Update - Service status update

Please see two messages below from Devon County Council regarding the current status of support provision and current service closures.

  • Click here to view the latest DCC 'Connect Me' news update re arrangements in place for the following DCC services.
      • Advice about potential disruption to adult care services
      • Find out how to volunteer, and do it safely
      • Funding available to support community action
      • Highways teams working to keep roads safe for key workers
      • Active Devon's #StayInWorkOut advice
      • Update on broadband network build and maintenance

  • Message from Cllr Judy Pearce, Leader South Hams District Council about immediate changes to SHDC services and support available for parishioners during the coronavirus. Click here to view and listed to the message:

Connect with the NHS WhatsApp COVID-19 'Chatbot' - Get timely and trusted information on Coronavirus

NHS WhatsApp COVID-19 chatbot launched.

The Government has today launched a Coronavirus Information Service through WhatsApp. The chatbot will provide anyone with trustworthy and timely information about coronavirus.

To launch the service send hi to +44 7860 064422 on WhatsApp.

It will also allow the government to send messages through WhatsApp to users and for users to find trusted answers to common questions.

The service will provide information on topics such as coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting.

Prof Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director, Public Health England, said “This service will help us ensure the public has a trusted source for the right information about coronavirus, updated with the latest public health guidance and providing assurance that they are not misled by any of the false information circulating.”

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