Week Sixteen

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

This week’s news and the most recent Government statement.

Thoughts and feelings of the village as it faced the fifteenth and looks forward to the sixteenth week since lockdown was announced. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

While responses to the Coronavirus Lockdown continue to develop over the coming weeks, we still want to record thoughts and actions in Bishopsteignton. Please leave two or three sentences and any images you may have in the comments section below.

News since last week

Coronavirus updates from around the world – BBC News

Coronavirus: India overtakes Russia in Covid-19 cases – BBC News

Lockdown rules: How to keep your guests safe from Covid-19 – BBC News

Coronavirus: Spanish tourism re-opens – BBC Travel Show

England to halt quarantine for dozens of nations – Covid-19: Top stories this morning – BBC

England’s mandatory school plan starts September – Covid-19 Government Briefing BBC

Coronavirus: US Buys nearly all of Covid-19 drug remdesivir – BBC News

Coronavirus in the UK: 100 Days since Lockdown – BBC News

Plane-maker Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide – Covid-19: Top stories this morning – BBC

Covid survivors may face life-long brain injuries – BBC News

Leicester lockdown has caused “confusion and alarm” say critics – BBC News

Posts on social media by local businesses and organisations made in the last week

The Ring of Bells


The Old Commercial


Humber Barn


The Hair Studio


The Cockhaven Arms


Teignmouth Oracle





2 Replies to “Week Sixteen”

  1. It was with some trepidation but driven by a desire to start to ‘live normally’ again that I went to the re-opening weekend at Red Rock Brewery. It was a pleasant afternoon on Sunday, so armed with a picnic blanket (in order to social distance whilst sitting on the grass) and a couple of pint glasses (to decant the beer which was to be served in plastic disposable glasses), my husband and I walked up the lane to the Brewery.
    It was brilliant to see some of our usual drinking buddies again, even if it involved shouting at them from a distance!!! Whilst it was an initially euphoric event to meet up again, it was also poignant to catch up with stories of how life had been treating them all during Lockdown. Many people had not been able to see their close relatives for a long time and, sadly, 2 of the regulars of the doggie variety had passed away since March.
    On a brighter note, however, we have already made a date to meet up with friends on Friday night this eek (armed with blankets again of course)!
    I have posted a picture of the Old Workshop events board taken at the end of June that really shows how the Brewery Tap House had been plunged into a sudden state of limbo since the heady days of the Six Nations rugby tournament in March. This board has been a symbol and a reminder of days gone by this summer as it has gradually become more and more overgrown…and started to become assimilated into the hedgerow….

  2. We are meant to be in Sardinia on our annual 2 week summer holiday but alas a staycation it is! We have spent a lot of time at Shaldon beach, where we can find a quiet spot most days. We have bought a paddle board(cheaper than a holiday!) so have been enjoying using that. The beaches , roads and car parks are now becoming busier as people are now allowed to use holiday homes and camp sites are re-open. Great for businesses. Our village pubs have re opened but we have not felt brave enough to try just yet. We will wait to hear of others experiences first. We have visited grandparents in Dorset and stayed over but still not hugged. And had friends to stay over too. So has felt fairly normal recently. It maybe we are all getting used to less socialising and shopping (still not been to any shop save for food related yet) and alike.

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