Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Your health, symptoms and staying safe

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

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Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
  • 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)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

Use the NHS Corona virus assesment tool

Communities are coming together in these difficult times. Volunteer Cornwall are coordinating a 'Flu Friends' effort. 

If you are in isolation and are struggling to cope, get in touch with Volunteer Cornwall who may be able to help.  Email; requestforhelp@volunteercornwall.org.uk
Telephone; 01872 266988

Cornwall Link

Cornwall Link connects individuals, families, carers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals with services and social activities in their area. The idea behind the platform is to reduce social isolation through these connections, encouraging people to join in community-led activities on-line.  Within Cornwall Link a support site has been developed by Age UK Cornwall and Made Open Communications that will be focused to provide a community portal and support system to connect people during the coronavirus pandemic.  

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, and can be found here: https://cornwall-link.madeopen.co.uk/ 

If a person does not have access to the internet, the information from the site is also available via the Inclusion Matters Helpline on 01872 266383 during business hours.

Domestic Abuse

if worried about quarantining in a home where you do not feel safe, live help is available for national domestic abuse hotline 24/7 0808 2000 247