For us to have a safe and unrestricted winter, we need everyone to remain vigilant and comply with guidance. Everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, should follow behaviours and actions that reduce transmission and help to keep people safe.
To find out the latest information and advice about Coronavirus in Torbay see our Coronavirus section.
Find out about the fast track consideration mechanism for temporary structures during COVID-19.
The need to re-open businesses, schools and charities whilst allowing for social distancing, temporary one way systems and sanitiser points is likely to create a demand for:
Whilst these usually require planning permission (particularly if erected for longer than 28 days in a year), we are introducing temporary changes to its planning enforcement policy, initially until 31 October 2021, to assist businesses, schools and charities. to operate with effective social distancing, and adhering to other Government restrictions. This applies to business premises, hotels, educational establishments, clinics, specialist accommodation such as care homes and charities but does not apply to residential dwellings (although the latter may enjoy permitted development rights already).
Until 31 October 2021 any existing business or organisation in Torbay which:
Please see our downloadable guide for full details of the process and how to apply.