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Your health, symptoms and staying safe

Stay at home

You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives. You must not leave your home unless necessary.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

If you are feeling unwell get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days. 

Find out more about covid-19 testing

Residents who are clinically extremely vulnerable

If you or your child has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, you will receive a letter from the government addressed personally to you. This letter is to let you know about the new guidance that will be in place for clinically extremely vulnerable people.

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Coronavirus symptoms

  • 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)
  • loss of or change to sense of taste or smell
Check your symptoms

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Information about Coronavirus or COVID-19 is all over the news on TV and the radio.

This can create feelings of stress and being overwhelmed with the unknown and uncertainty over the spread of the virus. This may include feelings of fear and anxiety, irritability, insecurity or being unsettled, lack of control, trouble sleeping or eating, and excessively checking for symptoms.

Whilst for some people these feelings can be part of daily life, others can find these are disruptive to their everyday living. For more infformation and help please see our mental health and wellbeing pages.

Mental Health support

Other help

If you are vulnerable help is still available!

Contact Volunteer Cornwall
01872 266988

We have also produced some information about getting help with food. This covers information on how to get food, ways to safely pay and more. 

Get help with food

Cornwall Link

Cornwall Link connects individuals, families, carers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals with services and social activities in their area. 

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.

Cornwall Link website

Domestic Abuse

If you are worried about quarantining in a home where you do not feel safe, help is available.  Our local domestic abuse and sexual violence service, Safer Futures, can be contacted online at or by telephone on 0300 777 4777 (9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri).

You can also contact Cornwall Refuge Trust’s 24hr helpline on 01872 225629 for support outside of those hours.

Alcohol and drug support

If you or someone you know needs help or support with alcohol or drugs issues call 0333 2000 235 or visit, or YZUP (young people)

Safer Cornwall

A wide range of services and support is available throughout Cornwall to respond to concerns about crime, anti-social behaviour and other issues that impact on community safety

Safer Cornwall website

NHS information

Public Health England information