Covid 19 update – Cornwall Council

Dec 4, 2020 | Community News, Council News, COVID-19 Updates

Town and Parish Council COVID-19 Update – 4 December 2020

Coronavirus and Cornwall

As Cornwall moves out of lockdown and into Tier 1 for coronavirus restrictions, Cornwall Council is urging residents not to let their guard down in the fight against the virus.

The tiers will be formally reviewed every 14 days, from 16 December.

Tier 1 means businesses can reopen, although strict public health guidelines will remain in place, which include:

  • You must wear a face covering in most indoor public settings, unless you have an exemption.
  • If you can work from home, you should continue to do so.
  • You should follow the rules on meeting others safely: no more than six people at a time.
  • You should attend school or college as normal, unless you are self-isolating. Schools, universities, colleges and early years settings remain open in all tiers.
  • You should walk or cycle where possible, plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes when travelling.

Although businesses are allowed to reopen across Cornwall, visitors have been told they must adhere to the tier rules that apply to where they live – even when they are visiting Cornwall. So visitors from Tier 2 areas must adhere to the tougher Tier 2 rules when visiting Cornwall. Those living in Tier 3 Areas are advised to avoid travelling to other areas altogether.

There’s more information about how the new rules apply to travel and pubs in the south west on Cornwall Council’s website. The Government’s guidance Local restriction tiers: what you need to know provides full details of the restrictions for each tier.

A relaxation to the tiered restrictions will apply to the whole country 23-27 December. A maximum of three households can exclusively form a temporary Christmas bubble, and are allowed to meet in private homes, stay overnight and attend places of worship together. Travel throughout the UK to form the bubble will be allowed during this period.

If you missed the recent Facebook Q&A event with the Leader of the Council Julian German and Director of Public Health Rachel Wigglesworth, you can view a replay via Facebook. It covers the new restrictions and up to date information on coronavirus case numbers in Cornwall. If you don’t have a Facebook account, or would prefer not to use social media, you can watch the recording on the Let’s Talk Cornwall website.

4th December 2020

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