All of Devon has been placed in Tier 2 of the Government’s new coronavirus restrictions.
It means the county will not be placed under the strictest regime of Covid restrictions once the current lockdown period ends – but is still on high alert.
The new system is similar to but stricter than the three-tier system we had back in October. More areas than before are in the stricter tiers.
In tier 2:
- you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
- you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’
- businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs
- pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals
Hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to:
- provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol
- close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt) stop taking orders after 10pm
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to make a statement in parliament confirming the changes.
Earlier Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw said he hoped Exeter and the rest of Devon and Cornwall could avoid being placed in Tier 3, despite mounting Covid pressures at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. It currently has around 125 Covid patients – five whole wards.
The first Covid-19 patients are being transferred from the RD&E to the 116-bed NHS Nightingale Hospital in Sowton this morning.
The Labour MP for Exeter said that being placed in the highest tier would be ‘unfair’ on the local community despite the hospital pressures.
“If you look at the overall figures for Exeter and the wider Devon area they are very low – half the UK average and coming down.“
We are obviously being targeted at the moment, another break in, middle of the village, middle of the afternoon yesterday.
Please check again and make sure doors and windows are secure and anything of value in your gardens is locked away or at least out of sight.
If any of you spotted anyone or anything suspicious in the village between 3 and 6 yesterday info to us or direct to 101 please.
While we are talking I’m pleased to say our Emergency Plan response team is now up to full strength with the addition of Mary Rothery and Steve French who have agreed to join us.
Stay safe and please keep an eye on your neighbours and their property, Bernard, Regan and Pam
Church Lane now has a sign secured to a stone wall at its entrance, asking people not to park on that corner (because it causes obstructions to residents, bin collection and works’ vehicles) and because there is a grate which needs to be kept clear in case of flash flooding. In spite of this, some cars are continuing to park there. I have taken a photo of a car today, reg WF62 OCG, which has all but squashed the red cone placed on top of the grate to keep it clear. If anyone knows whose car this is, would you please have a word with them and explain why they should not park there? Thank you.
Lockdown II has begun.
The Church House Inn is offering food and drinks for takeaway.
Download our menus here:
Takeaway Menu (pdf)
Pizza Menu (pdf)
Drinks Menu (pdf)
Saturday Special – Thai Red Chicken Curry with Rice and Prawn Crackers
We also have a limited selection of draught beers and ciders (sorry the real ale is all gone) available in two pint reusable polycarbonate containers (with lids). These are £2.50 plus the cost of your two pints. These can be washed and reused many times.
Takeaway food menu (including our delicious pizzas) are available on Fridays and Saturdays for collection between 6 and 8pm.
Please phone us on 01626 872 475 between 2pm and 6pm to order your takeaway and arrange collection. We will not be able to deliver your takeaway; collection only!
We will only be able to accept payment by card (sorry no cash).
Any queries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Roasts will be available to collect between 12noon and 3pm on Sundays. These can be supplied cold to be heated up later on if required. Please phone us on Sunday morning to order your roasts.
On Sunday 8th November we will be serving beef and pork as well as our homemade nut roast.
Page last updated 7 November 2020
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