Regular Covid 19 tests
Around one in three people who have Covid-19 have no symptoms and are spreading it without knowing it. You can access twice weekly rapid Lateral Flow Tests so you can test at home. They're free and you get the results in 30 minutes.
If you think you have covid-19 symptoms
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
Look out for the following new Covid Delta variant symptoms:
- Blocked/runny nose
- Sore throat
- Hay fever like symptoms
If you are feeling unwell, book a test. You should self isolate with your family and only leave home to get a test. You should self isolate until you get your result. If it is negative you can stop isolating. If it is positive you should continue self-isolation for 10 days.
If you were previously identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)
Following expert clinical advice and the successful rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine programme, people previously considered to be CEV are not being advised to shield again. You should take advice from your health professional on whether additional precautions are right for you.
If you are continuing to isolate unofficially, then please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 01872 332583 to make sure you are getting the right support.
If you need help with transport to travel to a vaccination site, free door-to-door transport is available via Volunteer Cornwall and Age UK.
- 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
For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or "long COVID".
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.