We are delighted to welcome you to Cornwall for that long-waited day out, holiday or break. Cornwall is as wonderful as ever, but some things have changed. Most importantly, we all have to abide by the Government guidelines to ensure we are all safe and able to enjoy all that Cornwall has to make life fun, fulfilling and create those life-long memories.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still present in Cornwall and the rest of the UK, we all have to play our part in managing, mitigating and reducing this threat by:
• Do not travel to your Cornwall if you or the people you are travelling with have Covid symptoms (high temperature, new cough, loss of taste/smell) before you leave home and Dial 119. Please get tested at home and if the test is negative then come down. If the test is positive, you need to stay at home, get better and not visit until 7 days after your symptoms first started.
• Please make sure you continue to follow social distancing wherever you are, ideally stay 2m away from other people in all settings (except your household contacts). If you do need to get closer, please always maintain 1m+ social distance and take extra precautions like never talking to people face to face, wear face coverings in crowded situations, on public transport and to wash your hands frequently.
• Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Wash your hands as soon as you get back to your accommodation.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough, or sneeze, put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
• Try to limit the number of people you see.
• Have face coverings with you so you can use public transport easily. Make sure you pack lots of hand sanitizer and use it frequently.
Making the most of your stay or day out
We want you to have a great holiday. In order to do that, you have to plan ahead and book ahead for dining and visiting attractions. Some attractions, restaurants and eateries will have reduced capacity, and by booking ahead, this will ensure you are not disappointed and save fruitless journeys.
Visit a beach with confidence – tips on staying safe on our beaches:
• Cornwall is blessed with over 400 beaches and coves all round our coast.
• If you visit a beach which is busy, have a plan B in place to find another beach less crowded. It will be a better experience for you and the people around you – and you will find some real hidden gems.
• Help us to keep our beaches beautiful – take all your litter with you when you go and leave only your footprints behind.
• Please remember not all beaches will have their usual facilities – and public toilets may not be open. If you go to the beach, please make sure you don’t “go” on the beach.
• Continue to practice social distancing when you are out and about.
• Even though our beaches are a fantastic place and for most are the main attraction for a holiday to Cornwall, but they can also be very dangerous.
• The vast majority of incidents can be avoided by heeding the advice of lifeguards and not taking unnecessary risks. When visiting a beach look out for the red and yellow flags that mean a lifeguard is on duty and indicates where you should swim or bodyboard. Never enter the water if a red flag is flying.
• Unfortunately, not all beaches have lifeguards. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, only around 75% of beaches are being patrolled by the RNLI. Whether there are lifeguards on duty or not, it is especially important to follow these beach safety tips: