Cornwall’s Public Health team asks residents to share their Covid community stories

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Cornwall Council’s public health team wants to hear stories from residents about how the pandemic has affected you and your community.

It comes as the Director of Public Health publishes her annual report, which this year looks at the impact of Covid on different aspect of life in Cornwall.

Topics covered in the report include preventing and managing Covid outbreaks, the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and how those factors influenced Covid outcomes, community resilience, and working together.

The idea is to create a unique ‘time capsule’ of experiences and memories that show how our communities adapted to meet the many challenges we have all faced over the past 18 months.

Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly said: “The local response to the pandemic in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been remarkable. There has been a shared purpose across the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to keep each other safe. This willingness to protect each other across our communities has contributed to infection and death rates in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly being consistently below the national average

“Individuals, families, communities, businesses and larger organisations have come together to support those in need in line with the spirit of Onen hag oll (One and all).

“This partnership working has utilised local knowledge and skills across all levels and sectors and has been fundamental to our response.

“I want us all to learn and remember the lessons from this pandemic and how we can use our newfound knowledge to improve our health and reduce inequalities.

You can share your own stories via the Lets Talk website

Visit the Let’s Talk Cornwall websiteYou can read the full Director of Public Health report by using the link in the related content.

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