In an interview with Fox News, Devon Council’s deputy mayor, Stephen Smith, said the council is working closely with the Department of Health and the Ministry of Health on how best to support local communities.
“We’re also liaising with the local government, so if you’re in Devon you can visit our website to see if there’s anything that can be done,” Smith said.
“There are plenty of opportunities for Devon residents to be involved in this.”
The Devon Council is also encouraging businesses to step up their security measures.
The Government has announced that the first cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Devon.
A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “We are providing support to Devon County Council for their response to the coronas outbreak.”
The first cases reported in the region are in Devon County, where the council has a number of sites, including schools, childcare centres, and businesses.
“If you have any concerns or have concerns about any of these sites, please contact Devon County Councillor Sarah Liddle.”
Ms Liddle said the department is also working closely to ensure local businesses are well prepared for the coronavalcy.
“Coalition Health are aware of the potential for additional outbreaks in the Devon region,” she said.