Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown January 2021
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare - for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local - unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work
Full lockdown info is available through this link or at the Gov.uk website
Download the NHS COVID-19 app today
The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England, and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service.
WHEN SHOULD I GET A COVID TEST?
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
Social Distancing & Self Isolation
Even though Social Distancing has been relaxed to 1m plus (this means staying one metre apart, plus mitigations which reduce the risk of transmission) you should continue, where possible to:
- Keep your distance from people outside your household
- Keep your hands and face as clean as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Avoid being face-to-face with people if they are outside your household
- Reduce the number of people you spend time with in a work setting
- Avoid crowds
- If you have to travel (for example, to work or school), think about how and when you travel
- Wash your clothes regularly
- Keep indoor places well ventilated
- Face coverings
- When at work, follow the advice given to you by your employer
We know our parish has plenty of open space but we ask that you act responsibly when in it. Do not congregate in large groups.
Follow Government or NHS advice - be cautious about information being spread via social media or online.