Coronavirus Information

Devon & Cornwall remain a Coronavirus Enhanced Response Area following the increased number of cases during August. The two counties will remain Enhanced Response Areas into October. Cases have come down in recent days but as people return from holiday, schools and colleges reopen and we all spend more time indoors as the weather gets colder, case rates are expected to again increase in the coming weeks.

Specifically, NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England ask everyone to:

Wash/sanitise hands regularly;

Meet outdoors rather than indoors;

Wear a facemask when indoors in shops and public buildings;

Get a Lateral Flow rapid test kit and take a test twice a week;

Isolate if you have symptoms or test positive.

More detailed information is available online at:

Click here for the latest NHS Information.

Click here for the latest UK Government Information.

Food and groceries suppliers:

The Sidmouth Arms, Upottery, offers a wide range of groceries and household products for collection or delivery together with takeaway meals Friday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. Visit, call 01404 861252 or see their Facebook page (also see more details below)

A self help group called "Happy to help in Upottery" puts people needing help with shopping, prescriptions, etc in Upottery, Rawridge and Smeatharpe in touch with those willing to help. See their Facebook page

Churchinford Community Shop and Post Office is open with ammended hours and offers a collection/delivery service. Call 01826 601026 or visit their website:

The York Inn in Churchinford offers a takeaway meal service: Call 01823 601333 or see their Facebook page

Forest Produce at Uffculme are offering a home delivery service. Call 01884 849274 or visit

This website lists a wide range of food and takeaway suppliers in Somerset:

The Half Moon Inn in Clayhidon are offering Veg/fruit/salad boxes, a dairy box and a meat box containing an assortment of items for collection or delivery. See their website or call 01823 680291.

Kinsmead Campsite in Clayhidon are offering a range of basic provisons which can be collected from the Half Moon Inn by arrangement. Call 01823 421630 for details. (Minimum order by card over the phone, £5)

Barley Mows farm shop on the A30 near Chard offer a full range of groceries plus a click an collect service from their car park. See their website of call 01460 62130

(If any other suppliers in the area are offering similar services, please email with details. )

List of products and meat available from the Sidmouth Arms pop up Shop as of April 11 2020:

Sidmouth Arms Pop Up Shop (1).pdf