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Covid hasn’t gone away

Covid hasn’t gone away

It’s great to see vaccinations have started with the first person in Cornwall receiving their shot this week.

We could all be forgiven for feeling that we’re getting back to something close to normality.

As the we approach December 16 we must continue to be vigilant and not let our guard down, if we keep to the guidelines we can be confident of remaining a tier one area.

We are at a critical point though, and despite our relative freedom living in a Tier 1 area and being allowed to get together in groups of six and see our families at Christmas, we must continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Sticking to the guidelines will help us to move into 2021 in a stronger position against Covid, so we  must all keep up the good work.

Remind me of the guidelines

Vaccinations here in Cornwall

Please do your bit for Cornwall and the rest of the country and attend your covid vaccination appointment when invited.  

Here in Cornwall the NHS will be in touch directly to invite you when it’s your turn so please don’t call your GP and try to book.  When your GP does contact you, please act immediately, and attend your booked appointments.

The NHS has already started vaccinating people aged 80 and over and care home staff, as well as NHS workers who are at higher risk.

The vaccination programme is due to continue by rolling out to care home residents, and other health care staff.

If you are invited to have the covid vaccine this may not be at your usual GP practice.
Getting the vaccine is one of the best ways to protect you, your loved ones and your community.

We’d ask you to remain patient whilst those groups of people considered as priorities receive the vaccine.

One thing you can all do now while we wait for the covid vaccine to rollout is to get your flu jab and continue to follow the prevention methods of hand washing, distancing and masking.

NHS website

Business grant updates

We are continuing to support businesses in Cornwall, assessing and distributing grants and providing advice and guidance.

We have started to process 2,159 Additional Restriction Grant applications, with £167,000 going to support to Cornish businesses.

Over 10,000 businesses have received a share of the £15m supplied as part of the local restrictions grant. You can find out more and apply for that grant here.

Do your bit to support businesses this Christmas and #KeepItCornish. Many independent shops and traders won’t be able to visit events as they usually would, but you can join online craft and produce fairs and buy from your favourites online and over social media.

Keep It Cornish

How you feeling?

It’s important to reflect and talk about mental health. 2020 has been a tough year all round, so we’d like to know how you are feeling?

Please click the option that best fits your view.  

I’ve struggled to cope and manage my mental health 

I’ve made an effort to stay on top of my mental wellbeing

It’s all good – I’ve not really been affected 

Covid mental health guidance

Cornwall needs you now

Are you looking to get back into work? Feel like you need a change?

The Cornwall Needs You Now campaign is driving of workers for the care sector. Find out more and start your new career.

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Cornwall Sustainability Awards

The winners of the 2020 Cornwall Sustainability Awards were revealed during a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Chris Packham gave a rousing call to action in his keynote speech. He said: “We must all stand shoulder to shoulder to make the difference we need for the environment. Our world needs us, and it needs you more than ever!”

>>> https://bit.ly/3m3qi2t

Last chance to have your say on Cornwall council’s budget

The financial impact of the pandemic on Cornwall and Cornwall Council has been huge, and fundamental changes to the way we work will be required if we are to meet residents’ needs.

To have your say on our draft budget proposals that prioritise critical frontline services then please visit our ‘Let’s Talk Cornwall’ website.

The survey closes on Monday 14 December, 2020.

>>> https://bit.ly/2VYkLPU

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