COVID-19 advice and information

Main websites for information and guidance

Advice is being updated on a regular basis on these sites and they have further links to more information.

NHS - latest health advice

  • Handwashing - advice from the Centers for disease control and prevention
  • Every Mind matters - lots of advice and tips about how to look after your mental health while you're staying at home, and how to deal with anxiety about the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Mental Health helplines - whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.
  • How to stay active in and around your home - ways to exercise at home for different age groups, and links to workouts, etc including Disney dance-alongs for kids of all ages.

Public Health England

Government information - for other information about Coronavirus

Devon County Council - Coronavirus advice in Devon

East Devon District Council - latest information and advice in East Devon

Payhembury Village website - help and advice during the Coronavirus epidemic

Information for Payhembury, East Devon and Devon

Things to do at home       Health and wellbeing at home        Kids at home


Library closures

Although all libraries are now temporarily closed and mobile library services suspended, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a good book! The Devon Libraries Digital Library lets you stream loads of free eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines and much more.

School, college and nursery closures

Schools are now only providing places for vulnerable children and those of critical workers.The Department for Education (DfE) has published information to support parents and carers. Find out what this means for children, parents and schools in Devon.

Closure of parks, gardens, play areas, public toilets, beach huts/beach hut sites

These are closed to limit social interaction and to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus infection. This includes the tennis court and play area in Payhembury.

Devon Registration Service - Births, deaths and ceremonies update

Devon Registration Service is no longer able to conduct ceremonies such as weddings, civil ceremonies and citizenship ceremonies. This is due to the government's advice about staying at home and away from others, and will affect all types of ceremony. All appointments for registering births have been postponed - further information can be found here.

Waste and recycling

  • EDDC normal recycling and black bin services are still operating however they may be later than normal. Please leave out for one or two days and they will catch up with collections.
  • Dog bin emptying will continue but may be later than normal. Some bins are filling up so if possible please double bag your dog's waste, take it home and place in the black bin.