The NHS is coordinating the Covid-19 vaccinations.
To book an appointment please use the NHS online booking service or call 119.
You can use this service if you're aged 18 or over and registered with a GP surgery in England.
You will be able to pick a site, date and a time.
More information can be found the NHS Kernow website.
Do I need to get tested for Coronavirus
Most people with the virus have at least one of these symptoms:
- A fever
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss of sense of taste or smell
New Covid Delta variant symptoms:
- Blocked/runny nose
- Sore throat
- Hay fever like symptoms
If you are unsure you can use the NHS Coronavirus online symptom checker, or call 111.
If you think you have symptoms
You should book a PCR test as soon as you can. You should stay at home and isolate and only leave home to get a test.
Getting tested while on holiday in Cornwall
You can still access PCR tests while you are here on holiday if you feel unwell. Please use the link above to book your test.
If you get tested while you're here, please provide the address where you are staying in Cornwall as well as your usual home address. It will help us to do track and trace locally.
If you have a covid-19 test within seven days of arriving home, please also add the address of where you were staying in Cornwall.
If you forget to bring LFD tests with you for your trip, you can collect these while you are here.
When should I self-isolate?
New rules about self isolation came in to effect on 16 August 2021, and you can read all the rules in our guide below.
If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace or pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app because you have been a close contact of someone with the virus, you should get a PCR test. You do not need to self isolate while you wait for the result if you have had both doses of the vaccine.
You should self-isolate if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 and also while you are waiting to get a test and waiting for your results.
You should self-isolate if you test positive with a Lateral Flow Test (LFT). You should also arrange to have a follow-up PCR test as soon as possible. If the follow-up PCR test result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.
Workers in self-isolation are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for every day they are in isolation, as long as they meet the eligibility conditions.
If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to the test and trace support grant. You can find out more on our financial support pages.
Where are the test centres in Cornwall?
There are permanent walk-in testing facilities for people with Covid-19 symptoms available at:
- Falmouth - 51 Wellington Terrace
- Bodmin - Chy Trevail Car Park
- Liskeard - Westbourne Car Park
- Camborne - Heartlands Car Park
- Newquay - Sports and Community Centre
- Plymouth - information on sites in Plymouth is available on the Plymouth City Council website
Mobile unit locations vary but are often available in the following areas:
- St Austell
- St Ives (from 1 June 2021)
If you have symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately and book a test via the GOV.uk website or if you have problems using the internet, call 119.
Can I get tested if I have no symptoms?
Everyone over the age of 18 who has no symptoms is now being encouraged to test themselves at home twice a week with rapid testing kits called Lateral Flow Devices
For more on testing for people with no symptoms, including where to pick up home-testing kits in Cornwall view our home and workplace testing page.