We are doing everything possible to keep people in the city informed
Published: 30 March 2020
More than 5,000 comments have been posted on a Facebook group set up to give residents accurate information on the coronavirus and highlight the support available in the community.
We've set up a specific Exeter Coronavirus Updates Facebook group to help residents through the pandemic.
The group already has 6,000 members, who have been kept informed of changes to our services as well as key messages from the NHS and central government. There’s also information about how to get involved in the recently launched support service Exeter Community Wellbeing, which is matching up volunteers and groups with people who really need help out in the communities.
Meanwhile there are plenty of other ways to keep up-to-date with all the latest on out services during the Coronavirus outbreak.
We've developed a number of pages on our Coronavirus (Covid-19) information page with all the latest information and advice around Covid-19. It includes a list of all the services that can be accessed online whilst people are at home, as well as advice for Exeter-based businesses and staff.
Council Leader Phil Bialyk, said the Council was doing everything possible to keep people in the city informed of developments during the outbreak.
“We’re reaching out to our residents with information about how we can support people through these difficult times, whether that’s emergency housing advice or how to get help if you are self-isolating at home.
“We are aware that not everyone likes social media, so we’ve developed a wide range of digital formats to be able to carry the news to people in their own homes.”
The Exeter Coronavirus Updates Facebook group has put out over 570 posts and received a total of 5,000 comments and around 20,000 reactions.
“That’s really good engagement and we’ll carry on talking to people and trying to help them out over the coming weeks. It’s not going to be an easy period ahead but we’re all in this together,” added Cllr Bialyk.
People can also sign up to regular email bulletins from the Council. To sign up go to add details here.