A message from the Leader of Torbay Council, Cllr Steve Darling:

“This is uncharted territory for our community and we understand the anxiety you may be feeling for yourselves and your loved ones.

“I want to assure our residents that the whole council is working strenuously alongside our local partners to do all we possibly can to help and support our community.

“We will do whatever is necessary to maintain our vital services and give support to our community.

“Although we are in challenging times, it is important that we adapt wherever we can, stay strong, and help others where we can.

“We are a strong community with a proud history of volunteering, mutual caring and support.

“I trust we will come through this challenge stronger than ever, with new partnerships and friendships forged in adversity.”