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Coronavirus (Covid-19) update - 1 April 2021

Please find below our latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) update for East Devon residents and businesses with information we hope will be of interest to you.

In this issue...

  • Updated Covid restrictions
  • Help shape Arts and Culture in East Devon
  • Don't lose your right to vote in the upcoming elections
  • Easter recycling and waste collection dates

Covid restrictions from 29 March 2021

On Monday the rules and restrictions in place in England were slightly relaxed to enable people to meet outside in groups of up to six or two households. This handy table updates you on the current restrictions in place and what you can and can't do.

The key thing is to remember if you are outside with others to continue to regularly sanitise or wash your hands, cover your face, give others space and to get plenty of fresh air.

Covid road map 29 March 2021

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The change in restrictions from Monday 29 March has enabled East Devon District Council to be reopen its Multi-use Games Areas, Outdoor Gyms and Skateparks.

More information on where these are located can be found on our East Devon website.


Chance for people out of work in Devon to become keyworkers  

Proud to Care Devon has launched a campaign to recruit 1,500 new Healthcare Assistants and Care Workers in the county, particularly in domiciliary care and care homes. The campaign is encouraging those who may find themselves out of work to consider if their skills and values are suitable for a career in care. 

It is estimated that since the start of the pandemic, the number of people in Devon claiming Jobseekers Allowance and Universal Credit has increased by over 11,000 and there are almost 20,000 unemployed people in Devon.

The Find Your Calling campaign aims to mobilise an army of new care workers in Devon, encouraging people with the right values and skills to apply.  The campaign calls for people to register their interest by completing a quick online form.

Applicants will get a call back and the offer of free one-to-one support to find out if a job in care and health is right for them.

Help to shape art and culture in East Devon!

ACED survey

Photo credits: Simon Tutty, Sidmouth Folk Week, Jolyon Holroyd

Calling all East Devon cultural organisations, practitioners + communities. Please complete our new Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) survey. Tell us how we can best support culture in East Devon.

Online survey

Deadline 9 April 2021