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Vulnerable people affected by the current Coronavirus lockdown in North Devon are being reminded to make sure they have all the provisions they need ahead of the bank holiday weekend coming up.

North Devon Council is helping to co-ordinate a vast network of community volunteers to ensure people who are isolated and unable to leave their homes get access to food, prescription deliveries and other support.

The council has launched a special helpline and online form for people to let them know what sort of help they need. This is then passed down to the volunteers in their local community to source the help required.

Council Leader David Worden says: "We want to make sure that people have got everything they need ahead of the weekend. That extra day can make a big difference so we're asking people to plan ahead and get in contact if they need any help and support over the weekend."

The number to call is 01271 388280 and the online form is on the NDC website.