Village News

Christmas Lights

200911 | Public Health ask residents to follow new rules from Monday to keep cases low in Cornwall

Public Health ask residents to follow new rules from Monday to keep cases low in Cornwall

New government rules say that from Monday you must not meet with people from other households socially, in groups of more than six. This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes and gardens. Fines for breaching the rules will be £100, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £3,200.

This will not affect workplaces or meetings, childcare, or education. Organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals up to 30. This will also not impact existing arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents. There will be a limited number of exemptions, which can be found on the gov.uk website.

COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total, but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together.

Rachel Wigglesworth, Cornwall Council’s Director of Public Health, said “It’s important to say that the vast majority of people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been keeping up with social distancing rules, and this is evident in the low number of cases that we have here currently. Coronavirus hasn’t gone away, and these changes to the rules are proof of that. Our Local Outbreak Management Plan is working well, and that is thanks to the continuing hard work with our partners and the processes we all have in place”.

“Please remember when meeting in groups of six to still maintain social distancing, don’t hug anyone outside your immediate household or support bubble, wash your hands often, limit how many people you see over a short period of time and if meeting indoors try to keep them ventilated by opening doors and windows.

Please only get a test if you have symptoms, help us keep tests for people who really need them. You do not need to get a test if you have been a close contact of someone with the virus, unless you start to develop symptoms. Symptoms include:

  • high temperature
  • new, continuous cough
  • loss or change to sense of smell or taste

If you feel unwell you can call 111 or use the online symptom checker

More information is available on www.cornwall.gov.uk

 

 

 

Book page

TitleCreated
201205 | How do Christmas bubbles work in Cornwall? All you need to know 11 hours 44 min agoBook page
201202 | Cornwall’s front-line health and care workers will get Covid-19 vaccine next week 2 days 10 hours agoBook page
201201 | Cornwall’s “NHS heroes” once more forced to pay for hospital car parking, despite government promise 2 days 10 hours agoBook page
201202 | Chemicals from plastic in ocean lead to animal deformities new study finds; Biologists in Cornwall have found chemicals 2 days 10 hours agoBook page
201203 | Milk & More pulling out of Cornwall cutting off nearly 4,000 customers 2 days 11 hours agoBook page
201202 | Cornwall has the most empty houses and second homes in the country; 'It does annoy people' 2 days 11 hours agoBook page
201202 | BBC wildlife presenter Gillian Burke: I wasn’t part of a community until I moved to Cornwall 'Now I wince when someone 2 days 11 hours agoBook page
201202 | Several residents have died after Covid outbreak at care home | Coronavirus 2 days 11 hours agoBook page
201202 | Campaign launched for a “new Edward Hain hospital” – but health chiefs prefer their existing plan at Penzance 2 days 12 hours agoBook page
201130 | Another Covid lockdown is “possible” in January, warns Camborne & Redruth MP George Eustice 2 days 12 hours agoBook page
201203 | Today is the first day of the next Covid-19 regime, as all six of Cornwall’s MPs back Boris Johnson’s 3-Tier system of 2 days 12 hours agoBook page
201201 | Celebrity chef Raymond Blanc films ITV series at new TV studio in Cornwall It’s a venture between a Cornish hotel and 3 days 22 hours agoBook page