With Lockdown 3 being announced last night, there are more details of restrictions, and what is allowed on the Gov.uk website. Our news post yesterday, with how the restrictions will affect the voluntary sector, will be updated as required.

Foodbank map

An interactive map showing all the Foodbanks and all other emergency food support across Cornwall has been created by Cornwall Council and many community groups. You can find it on the Lets Talk Cornwall website.

Truro and Newquay hotspots

People in Newquay and Truro are being asked to take extra care as figures show a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in these areas.

The latest statistics are available on the council’s website and on the government’s interactive map.

Sharing

If you work in these areas, please share this message, and the associated graphics, to help give a united front to the communications, and encourage people to be sensible, and safe.

Please use these graphics if you wish.

Action to take

Cllr Sally Hawken, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children, Wellbeing and Public Health, said: “With the virus spreading quickly, people need to remember the basic guidance – wash your hands regularly, use a face covering when physical distancing is not possible and try to keep your distance from those not in your household.   

“Following these simple steps could make a significant difference in reducing the transmission of Covid-19 and help protect you and your friends, colleagues and family from the virus.”   

Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “We are urging people to follow the rules and be mindful of how easily the virus can be spread.   

“If you have any of the main Covid-19 symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of taste or smell, you must self-isolate and your household must continue to self-isolate while waiting for a test. You also must continue to isolate until you get your test results.   

“Anyone who tests positive must self-isolate, along with all members of their household, whether they have symptoms or not.”  

Further details

For more information on the rules and guidance visit www.gov.uk or www.cornwall.gov.uk  

If anyone has any concerns about whether a business is complying with regulations they should email businesscompliance@cornwall.gov.uk