For information on how to order, collect and get delivery of prescriptions and repeat medication please click on Prescription Advice.
High Street - retailers of the town selling goods which were deemed 'non-essential' during lockdown will be allowed to re-open from 15 June. This will present both retailers and shoppers with an opportunity to kickstart Axminster's thriving market town again, but with some differences. If you are a retailer and need some advice on how to achieve social distancing etc. in your space, then this toolkit may help: Better Business For All Covid-19 toolkit
Citizens Advice Bureau - how to contact the Citizens Advice Bureau whilst their offices/outreach services are closed.
Police Advice - to find out abut police advice during the epidemic and their powers under new legislation click here
Funding - if you are a grateful recipient, or a family member of someone who has received our help and would like to give something back for us to continue to assist those who need us, you can make a donation through our GoFundMe page. Thank you in advance for making our efforts possible!
Rights of Way - some people may be fortunate enough to have a public right of way on their doorstep for them to take their daily exercise. If you are using a right of way, please be considerate, keep dogs on a lead and stick to the path. For more advice, see the Devon County Council Rights of Way Coronavirus update page.
Axminster Library - phased re-opening of some libraries is planned. From 6 July, Axminster Library will be operating a choose and collect service. For more information, click here.
Over 55s - if you're missing a coffee and a chat with friends, why not try the weekly Devon highlights online session? There's lots of activities planned and more importantly, social contact with like-minded people: Devon Highlights Invitation
Children/Young People - There is a free downloadable booklet, aimed at children, published by Nosy Crow and illustrated and written by the children's author, Axel Scheffler. It answers the many questions they may have about the disease. You can access it by clicking on this link: Coronavirus: A guide for children
This can be a difficult time mentally for everyone, but especially young people, who especially miss that social contact with their peers. For tips on self-help and how to provide support during the lockdown, take a look at Young Devon: Wellbeing Toolkit or there is a child and parent pack with general advice, activities and details of specialised support groups - download it here.
If your teens need to talk to someone outside the family, they can contact a registered youth worker for a chat, see the poster for more information.
Resilience assistance - having trouble sleeping due to worries or the change in routine? Developed by a clinical psychologist, his may help you: Help with Sleeping - part 1 and Help with Sleeping - part 2
News - for updates on local services, closures and any other information related to the current disruption of business as usual during the outbreak, please see below, or on our News page:
Devon County Council Bulletin - dated 30 July 2020
Devon County Council Bulletin - dated 24 July 2020
Devon County Council Bulletin - dated 9 July 2020
Devon County Council Bulletin - dated 1 July 2020 including Local Outbreak Management Plan