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National lockdown: Stay at Home

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

To find out the latest information and advice about coronavirus in Torbay see our coronavirus section.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out what we are doing to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in Torbay.

The page is to inform residents, communities, employers and businesses in Torbay about the local response to COVID-19 and to signpost useful advice, guidance and resources.

We are working with all partners across the Bay to protect and support our community through the pandemic. 

We are currently following national restrictions

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

Hands. Face. Space

Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it. Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

  • Hands

    Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.

  • Face

    Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

  • Space

    Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings).

Latest video Update 04 March 2021

In his video this week, our director of public health, Dr Lincoln Sargeant reflects on the year since our first case of COVID-19 in the Bay, the difficulty for all those grieving the 148 lives lost to COVID-19 in Torbay, and looks to the future as we ease out of lockdown.

Read our annual public health report and find out about our community testing which Dr Sargeant refers to in his video.

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