Corona Home Support Guidance for Teign Valley

Corona Home Support Guidance for Teign Valley

In these days of uncertainty Teign Valley & Haldon Hill Mission Community are consulting with local groups and are offering this initial plan:


This guidance contains important advice for those offering and those receiving help with the delivery of shopping and medication in the six parishes of the Teign Valley and Haldon Hill Mission Community (Ashton, Bridford, Christow, Doddiscombsleigh, Dunchideock and Dunsford) during the present Coronavirus crisis.

Contact details and information:
The situation with Coronavirus is changing rapidly, so those involved are advised to check NHS and Public Health England for general information about Coronavirus, and the following local sources for up-to-date information about the home support scheme:

A Church Near You websites:
Ashton –
Bridford –
Christow –
Doddiscombsleigh –
Dunchideock –
Dunsford –

Christow website –
Doddiscombsleigh website –
Dunchideock website –

Mission Community Facebook page – Teign Valley & Haldon Hill Mission Community

The plan is to identify a local co-ordinator in each village to link up those offering help with those who need assistance. Currently, local co-ordinators are as follows:
Dunchideock: Steve Cook – T: 01392 832332 or
Dunsford: Karen Morris at The Shop – T: 01647 252330 E:
Christow: Phil Trotter – T: 01647 254874 E:

Until further details are available, please contact the Churches’ Administrator (Steve Cook) on 01392 832332 or if you live in one of the other parishes and either need assistance, or are willing to help with shopping and collecting medication.

• Both those offering support and those receiving it should maintain the highest level of hygiene by washing hands or using hand sanitiser both before and after contact
• If possible, items should be left at the front door or another pre-arranged place, after confirming that the recipient is able to pick up the items
• Do not shake hands or make other personal contact
• Maintain a safe distance of at least 2 metres

• If possible send a list of shopping required, and/or details of medication (e.g. number of items, address of pharmacy) by email or over the telephone
• State clearly if alternatives are acceptable if the requested shop items are not available

• Shopping should be collected in shop-supplied bags or the shopper’s own bags – do not use bags from the person needing support

• No charge should be accepted for the collection and delivery of items – it is a free and voluntary service
• Payment for shopping or prescription charges can be made by
– BACS transfer (where this is possible/available)
– cheque or cash (both parties should wash/sanitise hands before handling cash or a cheque)
– other personal arrangements

Please contact the coordinators or me 01647 253164 with any requests for assistance or offers of help.

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