The UK, and the rest of the world, is going through something that has never been seen ever before. The spread of coronavirus across the globe has forced us to stop doing things that for so long we’ve taken for granted for a long time.

The concerts of our favourite artists have been cancelled, sports have been postponed, and our favourite restaurants closed – we really have pressed pause on life as we know it here in the UK. We’re being asked to social distance, to self-isolate, and in some cases to not see our loved ones.

And although we might be self-isolation, we’re doing this together – to help protect the lives of everyone.

And yet throughout all of this, there are key groups of people whose lives aren’t on pause; people who are busier than ever. The people of the NHS who are working tirelessly to try and protect us; those in food production, distribution and retail ensuring food is on our tables; and in utilities – water, electricity, gas; not forgetting our police, miltary, post men and bin men. And of course the various layers of government, medicine and science co-ordinating the response, working towards a vaccine and ensuring financial support for families, individuals, businesses and the self-employed.

They really are the unsung heroes of this country. And, even though this is only the beginning of what looks set to be a challenging and difficult few months, we applaud them.


Clap For Our Carers

We Salute YouTHE hands and hearts of Torbay came together last night to Clap For Our Carers.It was amazing to witness the outpouring of gratitude and respect for the health workers putting their safety on the line to look after our community.The applause and thanks is also extended to all those key workers performing a variety of roles to make this very strange and frightening experience a little easier for everyone.This video is just one example of our collective appreciation, please send us more from your street in Torbay and we will share with everyone.For the latest information on the virus, please visit sign up for our newsletter, please visit

Posted by Torbay Weekly on Friday, 27 March 2020



Here are some easy ways to show your appreciation for our healthcare system and all of the wonderful people who hold the NHS together.