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Cornwall holidaymakers urged to 'pack Covid tests' Cornwall holidaymakers urged to 'pack Covid tests'
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People are being urged to keep their distance in holiday hotspots like FalmouthPeople are being urged to keep their distance in holiday hotspots like Falmouth
Holidaymakers are being urged to pack Covid tests with their sun cream and bathing outfits before travelling to Cornwall.Holidaymakers are being urged to pack Covid tests with their sun cream and bathing outfits before travelling to Cornwall.
Cornwall Council is also advising people to get tested before they travel to curb the spread of the virus.Cornwall Council is also advising people to get tested before they travel to curb the spread of the virus.
It is asking people to order Covid testing packs online before travelling.It is asking people to order Covid testing packs online before travelling.
The latest statistics show, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with 383 cases per 100,000 people, below the England figure of 525. The latest statistics show Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with 383 cases per 100,000 people, below the England figure of 525.
The council is asking visitors to "respect local communities in holiday hotspots".The council is asking visitors to "respect local communities in holiday hotspots".
It said as "tourist hotspots get more and more busy we're asking everyone to try and keep a distance between people and wear a face covering if a business asks you to as they are protecting their staff as well as you".It said as "tourist hotspots get more and more busy we're asking everyone to try and keep a distance between people and wear a face covering if a business asks you to as they are protecting their staff as well as you".
Visitors are advised to:Visitors are advised to:
Test yourself and your family before setting out and while you are in CornwallTest yourself and your family before setting out and while you are in Cornwall
Get your jab when offered and make it a priority before you set out on holiday; ideally 14 days before your trip so you have the most protectionGet your jab when offered and make it a priority before you set out on holiday; ideally 14 days before your trip so you have the most protection
Help local health services by bringing your medication with you and calling your own GP if neededHelp local health services by bringing your medication with you and calling your own GP if needed
Please call 111 instead of turning up at a hospital, unless it's a life-threatening emergency as hospitals are working at full capacityPlease call 111 instead of turning up at a hospital, unless it's a life-threatening emergency as hospitals are working at full capacity
Be aware of the anxiety some may be feeling as they emerge from restrictionsBe aware of the anxiety some may be feeling as they emerge from restrictions
Respect those who choose to wear masksRespect those who choose to wear masks
The government's advice is for people with symptoms to get a PCR test and for those without symptoms to have a lateral flow test twice a week.The government's advice is for people with symptoms to get a PCR test and for those without symptoms to have a lateral flow test twice a week.
Rachel Wigglesworth, director of public health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said: "We're glad that so many people want to come and spend time in our beautiful county, but we ask that you are respectful and help us to keep the virus under control."Rachel Wigglesworth, director of public health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said: "We're glad that so many people want to come and spend time in our beautiful county, but we ask that you are respectful and help us to keep the virus under control."
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