Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been designated an ‘Enhanced Response Area’ (ERA) to help tackle the current rise in Covid-19 cases.
It means that additional resources will be made available by the government to help reinforce Cornwall Council’s efforts to stop the spread of the virus and keep residents safe.
Message from Public Health for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “It is absolutely crucial that residents and visitors alike continue to take precautions and remain Covid-aware.
“We would also strongly advise people to do the things we already know help stop the spread of the virus. That means wearing a face covering in crowded areas, indoors or on public transport, keeping your distance from other people where possible, and washing or sanitising your hands regularly.”
What should you do?
- Get both doses of the vaccine as soon as you can
- If you have Covid symptoms, isolate immediately and book a PCR test
- If you have no symptoms, please continue to test twice a week with rapid Lateral Flow Tests (available for free from pharmacies or can be delivered to your home)
For more information on the pandemic in Cornwall visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/coronavirus
For national guidance visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus