Mobile advertising vans, featuring clear messages reminding people of the roadmap rules as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, will be travelling around Cornwall in the coming weeks.
The vans will be trundling around as many Cornish towns and landmarks as possible over the next two weeks and we’re asking people to take a photo if they see one and share it on social media to help spread the word.
There will also be posters appearing at bus stops across Cornwall and messages broadcast on local radio stations reminding everyone of what they can and can’t do.
Only by following the new rules, which come into effect from today (March 29), will we all be able to keep Covid at bay and progress through the four steps of the government’s roadmap to reopening the country.
The messaging on the vans aims to remind people of what they can and can’t do, particularly when it comes to meeting up with friends and family.
In a nutshell, the new rules are:
- People can meet outside, including in private gardens, either with one other household or as a group of six.
- The ‘stay at home’ rule will end, but people are encouraged to ‘stay local’ and to keep travel to a minimum.
- Outdoor sports facilities such as golf courses and tennis courts can reopen, and organised outdoor sport can take place.
- Outdoor parent and child groups are allowed with up to 15 parents.
Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “We need everyone to make sure they know the rules and follow them, otherwise we could easily find ourselves back in lockdown and nobody wants that.
“So, if you want to get back to doing the things you love, follow the rules, remember ‘hands, face and space’ and get your vaccine as soon as it is offered to you. It would also be great to see people sharing their photos of our ad vans and posters on social media so as many people as possible get the message.
“Only by working together and helping each other will we be able to follow the roadmap back to some kind of normality. Let’s keep going!”