Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In the wake of the Corona Virus outbreak, the Council have compiled the following information that may be of use to the community.  We hope that it will provide useful links for those who are venerable and those who would like to offer their help. 

Government Advice

First and foremost, we would like to re-iterate the Government’s guidelines; Stay at Home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

For more information, please visit the website here.

Police Advice

The following link has been provided by Devon & Cornwall police to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Advice on avoiding scams

Please join us for a Devon Highlights virtual chat and coffee every Tuesday via Zoom.Every Tuesday we are doing different topics like quiz, yoga, shiatsu, guest speakers, virtual museum visits and tours or just having nice talk to each other about how are we.This is a great opportunity for anyone that is 55+ living in Devon who wants to get con-nected.We are here to connect you in your time of isolation and if you are feeling lonely.If you live in Torbay and Teignbridge area,Please see the details of Zoom meetings Every week on Tuesday 2pm-3pm, until July 7, 2020Join Zoom Meeting: ID:873-5995-8435 If you wish to join us via phone just call this phone number:+44 203 481 5237And quote this reference when prompted using the keypad:Meeting ID: 873-5995-8435If you live in other areas of Devon,Please see the details of Zoom meetings here:Every week on Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm, until July 7, 2020Join Zoom Meeting: ID:864-4953-5593 If you wish to join us via phone just call this phone number:+44 203 481 5237And quote this reference when prompted using the key-pad:Meeting ID: 864-4953-5593How to use Zoom:We understand that technology may not come easily to some of you who are using new programs. Fortunately, Zoom is one of the easiest programs to use! Signing up to Zoom is free and easy. You just need:·A valid email address, ·The willingness to accept Zoom’s privacy policy and terms –which are fairly standard.Go download the app for the device you will use to participate in the meeting. The first option is for computers and the option for mobile phones is further down.Zoom meetings are free. You do not need to create a zoom account.We hope to see you on Tuesday —Aggie and Harry —01392 248919

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. Click here to register on the website.

Appledore Community Volunteers

If you live in Appledore and would like to offer help, a Facebook page has been created, click here to visit.

Westward Ho! & Northam Support Through COVID-19

Another useful support group on Facebook, click here.

Covid 19 Response

  • Arnolds Pharmacy. Tel: 473829. Free delivery.
  • Belluno, Bideford. Tel: 01237 473233 from 4.30pm onwards 7 days a week to order offering a delivery service only. Menus on our website 7 days a week from 5pm until 8.00 (9pm Fri and Sat). The full menu available including wine, beers, soft drinks and desserts. Card payment will be taken over the phone, and they are happy to call you and leave food on your doorstep if you do not want any contact. We are also happy to deliver home made breads, pasta and sauces for delivery too, as well as our delicious sliced cured meats and olives. Our takeaway Lasagnes and Penne Belluno pastas can also be frozen.”
  • Coffee Cabin Offering take aways 01237 475843
  • Co-op. Tel: 473526. Open daily 7am – 8pm. check their website for details 8am -9am restricted entry for health workers and the elderly
  • Costcutters, Northam. Tel: 476904. Shop open 7am – 10pm and Post Office is open 7am – 9pm. Payment by contactless available.
  • Country Cottage Bakery.Shops open until 2pm. You can order direct from them to deliver or via Heards. Ring 473150 and press option 1 OR email your order via Please place your order and make payment by card (phone only) before 3pm for next day delivery.
  • Farmer Bob, 01271 830045. Offer home delivery service see Northam Town Council Facebook page for full details of products available and delivery. Includes milk, cheese, fruit juices, milk shakes, eggs, potatoes, bread. Further products will be added. 
  • Heards Butchers 474039. The shop is closed to the public with orders being taken by phone. You can pre-order for free delivery, usually the day before but currently they are taking orders for delivery next week. They can also delivery your Country Cottage Bakery orders.
  • Johns of Appledore. Tel 429065. £2.50 delivery charge to Ho! With minimum order value £20 and next day delivery. Payment is by credit card over the phone on ordering. They will ring your door bell and leave the delivery on your doorstep. More information below.
  • Local Farm Box. Tel: 01271 869191. Open 6am – 2pm. Please take a look at their website for current info and details of the different fruit, veg, salad and meat boxes you can order from them. They are currently running 48 hours behind.
  • Londis Ho! Village Stores. Tel: 477392. Store opened for groceries from 8am – 6.30pm. Post Office opening from 9am – 5pm.
  • Marshford Organic Foods. Order by phone 477160 or by email to . Fully booked for this week but availability thereafter. Delivery £3 to Ho! (no delivery charge for veg boxes as this is built in). Fresh, canned and frozen organic foods available with full range shown at Delivery to Appledore, Instow and neighbouring areas including Abbotsham, Bideford, Northam, Westward Ho!, Westleigh, Yelland and Fremington.”
  • North Devon Soap. Tel: 488404 or Hand made soap for washing, shampooing and shaving. Based in Westward Ho! Free delivery if you quote LOVETHEHO.
  • Pig & Olive, Pebbleridge Road. Tel: 488056 to place your order between 4.30pm – 9pm. Delivery available. Full menu available on
  • Royal George Appledore. Offering take aways tel: 01237 424138
  • Silverline Cabs. Tel: 722044 or 07445414882. Based in Westward Ho! and available to take people to shops and to collect medication at discounted rates. Payment is contactless through door or via bank transfer. “All I ask is taxi fare at discounted rate and a donation for my time shopping.” NB: This business is self-employed yet he is offering free of charge lifts to work for NHS and care home staff who are struggling to get to work.
  • Slice of Life. Tel: 07817 076309 from 9.30am 3pm.The full menu of home-cooked meals, cakes and high teas are available on home delivery until further notice.
  • So Sweet. Tel:07851 656090 Delivering Pick’n’Mix 1kg Grab Bags between 5 – 8pm to the following areas: Westward Ho!, Northam, Bideford, Barnstaple, Appledore, Instow, East The Water, Fremington and Yelland. The 3 varieties on offer are , Pick’n’Mix with Fizz, Pick’n’Mix with No Fizz and Pick’n’Mix with Chocolate. £11 for a 1kg bag or 2 bags for £20. To Order: call, text or message us on whatsapp on or message us on Facebook. Payment will be taken in cash at your door or online via PayPal. All deliveries will be conducted in line with government guidelines on social distancing.
  • Sustainable Fish Deliveries check the website for availability and delivery, (twice a month)
  • Sweeps Pets Supplies. Tel: 475991. Monday 10am – 2pm, Wednesday 9am – 3pm and Friday 10am – 2pm During lockdown. The door will be locked so please ring the bell for attention! Only one person allowed instore at any one time. Orders are placed on a Tuesday to arrive Wednesday morning so orders need to be received by 11am Tuesday for collection on Wednesday after 12pm only. Local delivery available on days the shop is open.
  • Tea on the Green. Tel: 429406. Have been offering Cakeway pre-ordered takeaway but are currently on hold to prepare Easter Treats for next week (Easter Bank Holiday Weekend) that is pre-order only. Delivery available for 50p to Westward Ho! Northam, Appledore and Bideford on Good Friday and Saturday. If there is enough demand then they will look at delivery to Barnstaple, Torrington and surrounding villages. Orders by telephone, Facebook and Instagram (last orders 4pm Thursday 2nd April). Information required for orders: Name, mobile contact number, address including postcode and the cakes that you wish to order. TOTG will phone you to confirm order details and take payment.
  • Tesco,Westward Ho! Tel: 0345 610 6378. Open daily 7am – 10pm.
  • The Beach Shop. Tel: 424491. Whilst the shop is closed, they are offering free delivery of garden games, colouring books, board games playing cards. Order by phone or Facebook page (westwardhobeachshop) . Card payments can be taken over the phone.
  • The Drift.Tel: 700444 with orders taken between 5 – 9pm 7 days a week. Full menu on their Facebook page. Free delivery to Westward Ho! and Northam. £2 delivery charge to Bideford area. Payment is contactless on delivery.
  • Kellands Greengrocers Bideford – Open daily and delivery service available. Facebook page here. Call 01237 472047 or 07832 783251

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Robert Jenrick, the Local Government Secretary issued a press release, read it here.

Devon County Council

Leader, Councillor John Hart pledged the authority will do whatever it can to support residents and communities through the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.

The County Council are also compiling details of support groups in the County, register your group here.

Advice regarding allotments

The National Allotment Society has issued advice on tending your allotment, read it here.

Countryside Alliance

The Countryside Alliance have created a COVID-19 hub, visit here.

Possible Fraud

Don’t get caught out in this difficult time. Please always be vigilant. Several authorities have issued documents regarding fraud, you can view them below.

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