Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s health and care system is preparing for a summer like no other, with many people expected to holiday in the UK, rather than travel abroad. Visit Cornwall anticipates up to 210,000 visitors a day to visit the Duchy during the summer – an increase of 15%. We will work as one system, and with partners across the south west, to ensure clear, consistent messaging that is easy for people to understand.
Things you can do to help?
- Call your own GP, even if you’re on holiday, if you need health advice.
- Use NHS 111 First if you have an urgent, but not life-threatening condition such as a broken or fractured bone, sprains, and burns, or when your GP surgery is closed, and you cannot wait until it re-opens.
- Continue to have non-face-to-face medical appointments, where possible, to reduce the risk of spreading infection.
- Play your part to keep pressure off the NHS so it can look after the most vulnerable people.
- Get your COVID-19 vaccination when invited, and follow hands, face, space guidance.
- Get prepared for summer: pack your regular medication if you’re coming on holiday; have essentials such as sunscreen, antiseptic remedies and paracetamol.
- Help us keep the emergency services free for urgent and life-threatening care such as strokes and heart attacks.