Please read the following important information
Updates from Devon County Council
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
CORONA VIRUS IMPLICATIONS
Ottery St Mary Town Council has taken the decision to close its offices due to the Coronavirus pandemic for an undetermined period of time. Members of staff will work from home in order to maintain services to the best of their ability during this difficult time
The Council will still be contactable on 01404 812252 or by email to:
Christine McIntyre, CEO – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Graveney, Deputy CEO – email@example.com
Emails will be checked regularly and information will be posted on Facebook and on the council website
Business Continuity Plan
The Council will adhere to its Business Continuity Plan and Scheme of Delegation signed off at the Extra Ordinary Council Meeting held on 23rd March 2020 and will try to maintain services as far as practicable
People in need of help and assistance
Responsibility for vulnerable and elderly people who receive help and support to live in their own homes lies with Devon County Council and East Devon District Council. However Ottery Community Volunteers has been formed to coordinate help and assistance for vulnerable and elderly members of the community and an emergency centre has been set up in part of the Council`s building to effect this. The contact telephone numbers/e-mail addresses for this are:-
01404 600013 and firstname.lastname@example.org
General Advice - The Council asks members of the public not to panic and stockpile food and other supplies as this tends to make the situation worse for those who are unable to easily get to the shops or have funds available to purchase large amounts.
Advice from the NHS is to regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, especially when you get home or into work, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze, dispose of used tissues in the bin and wash your hands. Try to avoid close contact with anyone who is ill and do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Finally, keep any eye on the news for regular updates, advice and guidance.