Stay at home
You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives. You must not leave your home unless necessary.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.
If you are feeling unwell get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
Residents who are clinically extremely vulnerable
Sheilding ended on the 31 of March 2021.
Please see the government guidance on how to keep safe.
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss of or change to sense of taste or smell
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Information about Coronavirus or COVID-19 is all over the news on TV and the radio.
This can create feelings of stress and being overwhelmed with the unknown and uncertainty over the spread of the virus. This may include feelings of fear and anxiety, irritability, insecurity or being unsettled, lack of control, trouble sleeping or eating, and excessively checking for symptoms.
Whilst for some people these feelings can be part of daily life, others can find these are disruptive to their everyday living. For more infformation and help please see our mental health and wellbeing pages.
If you are vulnerable help is still available!
Contact Volunteer Cornwall
We have also produced some information about getting help with food. This covers information on how to get food, ways to safely pay and more.
Cornwall Link connects individuals, families, carers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals with services and social activities in their area.
It forms part of the Inclusion Matters Partnership led by Cornwall Rural Community Charity (CRCC) also including Disability Cornwall, Inclusion Cornwall and the Digital Inclusion Team at Cornwall Council.
If you are worried about quarantining in a home where you do not feel safe, help is available. Our local domestic abuse and sexual violence service, Safer Futures, can be contacted online at saferfutures.org.uk or by telephone on 0300 777 4777 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri).
You can also contact Cornwall Refuge Trust’s 24hr helpline on 01872 225629 for support outside of those hours.
- Central government support - Support for victims of domestic violence
Alcohol and drug support
A wide range of services and support is available throughout Cornwall to respond to concerns about crime, anti-social behaviour and other issues that impact on community safety
- The NHS Coronavirus webpages provide the latest advice on symptoms of the virus and guidance to follow if you have the symptoms.