Keeping Safe in Cornwall through lock down

 

Keeping Cornwall safe through lockdown



The new restrictions in are being put in place to help control the spread of the virus. Cases of COVID are currently lower in Cornwall than in other parts of the country, but we all need to stay vigilant to protect our loved ones and the NHS.

As with the early part of 2020 we can only keep our communities safe by working together. It is a difficult time and many people will be struggling, so look out for each other.   
Read the new restrictions

Financial support if you’re self isolating

If you’re on a low income and have been asked to self-isolate through NHS Test and Trace, you may be able to claim a £500 payment.

Check if you’re eligible and apply below

Find out more

Furlough

The government has announced that the current furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March 2021, you can find out more about this here

We are currently waiting for information from the Government on the financial support for businesses that will have to close during the lockdown from November 5. We will provide updates as soon as we can.

Find out more about the support available at present for businesses here: Business Rate Support, Council Tax Support and Growth Hub.

Visit our business support pages
 

Changes to shielding

Unlike in the spring those considered to be especially vulnerable to coronavirus are not being asked by the government to shield this time around. You can find more information here.

The Government is set to write to all those who previously shielded this week to offer the latest advice. 
 
We are working with our partners in the voluntary sector to support our most vulnerable residents in accessing food and essential supplies. Supermarkets are continuing to provide priority delivery slots to vulnerable individuals. If you need help getting online, for example to register for an online supermarket account, please contact Volunteer Cornwall.  

There’s an information page on Cornwall Council’s website specifically for clinically vulnerable residents who are in the shielded group.

Anyone who needs help can request a volunteer by ringing Volunteer Cornwall on 01872 266988 or emailing requestforhelp@volunteercornwall.org.uk.
 
Visit our information page

Could you volunteer for Cornwall?

Could you help and support communities and people across Cornwall? 

Earlier in the year many of you stepped up to the plate to help those who needed support, we hope that many of you will do the same again as we work through a second lockdown.
 
Community volunteers can register with Volunteer Cornwall on their website or by emailing mid@volunteercornwall.org.uk. Volunteer Cornwall will match people who ring up needing help with the community volunteers in their local area – or, if they have more complex needs, with specialist services.
 
I can help
 

How are you really feeling?

With another national lockdown upon us we want to check in and see how you are all feeling. Please click the option that best fits your view.  

I’m ok 

It’s a tough time but I’m staying positive 

I’m really struggling and feeling pretty down

Mental Health Support

It’s Stress Awareness Week, and given the current climate, managing your stress levels and taking care of your mental health have never been so important.

Every Mind Matters offers expert advice and practical tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing 👇👇
nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Domestic abuse

Support for those living with domestic abuse is available from Safer Futures. People can make a referral online, email saferfutures@firstlight.org.uk or ring 0300 777 4777. There is also refuge and support via the Cornwall Refuge Trust website and their 24 hour helpline 01872 225629.