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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Find out what we are doing to prevent and respond to coronavirus in Torbay.

The page is to inform residents, communities, employers and businesses in Torbay about the local response to coronavirus 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. 

National restrictions from 5 November

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:

  1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  3. Close certain businesses and venues.

Latest video Update 25 November 2020

This week in her video message, Dr Caroline Dimond, Director of Public Health, talks about the good work that Torbay residents have been doing to help drive down cases of COVID-19, and the need to carry on with this work to ensure that numbers continue to decrease.



If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you need to self-isolate immediately, alongside anyone you live with, and book a free test. Only the person who has symptoms needs to take a test.

Data and statistics

View the coronavirus (COVID-19) local dashboard and data for Torbay.

Advice and support

Find out how you can get help during the Coronavirus pandemic.

What you can do

How to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Torbay

What we are doing

What help we can offer to residents, businesses and visitors

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