From 17 May, the rules around Covid-19 restrictions have changed again.

In brief, the rule changes are:  

  • You can now meet indoors as two households or as part of a group of six. This includes pubs and restaurants. 
  • Gatherings of up to 30 people are allowed outdoors. 
  • Indoor entertainment and attractions can open. 
  • Overnight stays are now permitted for two households or groups of six. 
  • Organised indoor sport for adults can take place. 
  • Care home residents can have up to five named visitors and more visits out of their care home. 
  • Up to 30 people can attend weddings, receptions, wakes, bar mitzvahs and christenings. 
  • The number of mourners at funerals is based on venue capacity. 
  • All outdoor entertainment can take place, including performances. 
  • All accommodation can reopen, including hotels, hostels and B&Bs. 
  • Some large events will be allowed. 
  • Some international travel is now permitted, but not to ‘red list’ countries. 

Cornwall Council’s Public Health team is urging everyone to follow the rules, get tested twice a week with free Lateral Flow Device (LFD) kits and have the vaccine when invited. 

They should also self-isolate immediately and book a confirmatory PCR test if they experience Covid symptoms. 

It’s OK not to hug

Earlier this week, we launched our It’s OK not to hug campaign to reassure people who are not quite ready to start hugging again that it’s OK not to hug.

Resources and comms assets

You can download and share roadmap assets with the people you work with here

Managing youth sector activities and spaces during Covid-19

The National Youth Agency has updated its guidance here

Vaccine roll-out

Who can get the Covid-19 vaccine

  • people aged 36 and over
  • people who will turn 36 before 1 July 2021
  • people at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers
  • people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • people with a learning disability
  • people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19

Vaccine FAQ leaflet

You can download and share this vaccine FAQ leaflet produced by Cornwall VSF in partnership with Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow. This will soon be available in the following languages: Polish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Spanish, Romanian, Russian and Lithuanian. If you require printed versions of the A5 leaflet, please email: ellen.rudge@cornwallvsf.org

Vaccine slides

A PowerPoint presentation is also available to use to help promote vaccine confidence with the people you work with. You can download this here

We have also produced a simple infographic which you can download here


You can download vaccine animations in a range of languages here

Previous Covid roundups