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Remain vigilant and comply with guidance. Meet outdoors where you can, let fresh air in, get tested when needed and get vaccinated.

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 government guidance

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted it is important we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks.

While cases are high and rising, we must act carefully and remain cautious.

To minimise risk, we urge you to continue to limit the amount of close contact you have with those you do not usually live with. This means meeting in smaller groups where you can, and meeting outside in the fresh air where possible as this helps to reduce the spread of infection. When indoors, open the windows and let the fresh air in.

You must still self-isolate if you are told to do so by NHS Test & Trace, and get tested when requested or if you have symptoms.

Remember, the best way to stop the spread of the virus is still hands, face, space and fresh air, get both doses of the vaccine, and keep up regular LFD testing.

Find dates and times of vaccination sessions in Torbay.

Find more information about regular LFD testing.

Find what to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Read the full government COVID-19 Summer 2021 response.

Latest video Update 13 July 2021

In his latest video, our Director of Public Health, Dr Lincoln Sargeant talks about the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the Bay, particularly in our young working age residents who are not yet fully vaccinated, while full vaccination is protecting our older groups.

With restrictions giving way to guidance from 19 July, Lincoln urges everyone to remain cautious so that, working together we can quickly get the virus back under control, minimise pressure on our NHS and help our businesses stay open.

Lets keep life moving, fresh air, testing, app, handwashing


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