Keeping Cornwall Updated – Follow Plan B and Help Tackle Omicron

Dec 13, 2021 | Parish News

Please send all coronavirus related enquiries or issues to Cornwall Council’s dedicated email address covid19@cornwall.gov.uk.

Follow Plan B and help tackle Omicron

We are being asked to work from home again whenever possible and face masks are to be reintroduced as mandatory in most public places as part of ‘Plan B’ measures to slow the spread of the Omicron variant in the UK.

  • From Friday 10 December, you must wear a face covering in most public indoor venues, other than hospitality venues
  • From Monday 13 December, you should work from home if you can
  • From Wednesday 15 December, you will need to show your NHS Covid pass to enter places where large crowds gather, like nightclubs or large sporting events
Learn more

Take a test before Christmas shopping

Keep yourself and others safe by taking a rapid lateral flow test before you go Christmas shopping or meet family and friends.

It’s important that you take a PCR test rather than a lateral flow If you have any Covid symptoms.

Face coverings are now mandatory again on public transport and school buses, in communal areas in secondary schools, in shops and in other enclosed public spaces

Order your LFT tests

Facebook Live event 

Director of Public Health Rachel Wigglesworth, Portfolio Holder for Adults and Public Health, Councillor Andy Virr, and Dr Ruth Goldstein hosted a live event this morning to answer your questions and give advice on what the government’s new Covid-19 measures mean for Cornwall.

If you missed the Facebook live, you can catch up again by pressing the blue button below

Catch up here

Have your say on our budget 

Cornwall Council plays a big part in people’s lives. Every year we spend over a billion pounds providing public services that you, your family and friends use every day.

During the COVID pandemic, our number one priority has been to support and protect our residents. The response to COVID, in particular around our response to adult social care and protecting the most vulnerable, has hit the Council’s finances hard. We’re working hard to address a significant and urgent budget challenge, both now and in the next four years.
This means that we have had to make some very tough decisions on:

  • How we shape our Council to deliver services in the future
  • How we prioritise our spending on the services we deliver
  • How we balance our budget

To find out more and tell us what you think about our draft budget for 2022-2023 click the link below to take the survey.

Make sure you have your say

Do you need support with food?

Since the start of the pandemic, people in Cornwall who have never had to ask for support before have found themselves in need of help with food and other essentials.

And as we head into Winter there may be an increase of food insecurity our communities. There are community organisations, though, doing vital work in this area right across Cornwall.

They are ready to help and we have worked with them to develop a Community Food Support Map. The map shows all the areas you can go, to access support.

Learn More

Check in on family and friends 

You can contact Cornwall’s 24/7 NHS mental health support line for free, any time, day or night, if you’re worried about your own or someone else’s mental health.

📲 Save the number to your phone so it’ll always be there in a time of mental health crisis ➡️ 0800 038 5300

More information

Recycle your mince pie cases

Did you know that Recycling six foil cases saves enough energy to power a TV for 30 minutes?

Recycle these with your tins, cans and any other clean tin foil in your red recycling bag.

Recycling is something we can all do to help tackle the climate emergency. When we recycle we save 95% of the energy that it would take to make that item or product new from raw materials.

Search our Recycling A-Z for more tips

Tell us your views on smoking in Cornwall

If you’re a current smoker, an ex-smoker or someone who’s never smoked at all, we want to hear your views on smoking in Cornwall.

By completing our survey you’ll be helping to inform our local Stop Smoking services and wider measures to reduce tobacco use in Cornwall.

Have your say

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