Test and Trace Support Payments
Test and Trace Support Payments, which can provide much needed help for those who have been told to self-isolate through the NHS COVID-19 app or by NHS Test and Trace. You may be eligible to apply for a £500 Government Test and Trace Support Payment. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/testandtracesupport
Help with food
Cornwall Council has launched a new interactive map showing all emergency food support in towns and villages throughout Cornwall. The new Help with Food map https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/help-with-food was created in partnership with community organisations and is online on the Let’s Talk Cornwall site. The Getting help with food page https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/your-health-symptoms-and-staying-safe/getting-help-with-food/ on Cornwall Council’s website includes information on supermarket deliveries for the elderly or vulnerable, how to contact volunteers for help with shopping, how to pay for food and accessing money for those who have to stay at home, and help for families eligible for food vouchers. There’s information about assistance with other services on Cornwall Council’s Do you need a helping hand? web page. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/do-you-need-a-helping-hand/ Volunteer Cornwall has 3,600 volunteers throughout Cornwall who can help with access to food, signposting to debt advice, general health and wellbeing support and information local activity and social groups. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01872 266988. Other crisis help is available on the Cornwall Council website for: Benefits support Council tax support Debt advice Winter wellbeing People can also get in touch with Cornwall Council on 0300 1231118 or email email@example.com.
Support with COVID-19 legislation webinars
Cornwall Council’s Business Regulatory Support team is running more free support webinars on COVID rules and regulations for businesses, town and parish councils, and voluntary and community groups in January. The next session will be at 11am on Thursday 14 January, when you will also be able to hear about the grant support available to businesses that are severely impacted by the latest Government coronavirus restrictions. You can sign up on Eventbrite. https://www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk/our-services/business-recovery/webinars/ You can also catch up with recordings of previous webinars online, including the session from 7 January. https://www.businessregulatorysupport.co.uk/our-services/business-recovery/webinars/ If you have any questions that you want to put to the team prior to the webinar, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID vaccinations in Cornwall
The vaccination programme is coordinated nationally by the NHS. Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust opened the first vaccination clinics on 9 December, with the first GP surgeries beginning vaccinations on 15 December. Priorities groups for vaccination are based on advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) at a national level and individuals will be contacted when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. They should not contact their GP, local hospital or other local NHS services. This is a hugely positive step forward and we encourage everyone to have their vaccination when it’s their turn. To keep on protecting each other, we still all need to continue to wash hands, wear face coverings, maintain distance and also comply with Test and Trace requirements You can read more about vaccinations in the news releases from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership: First COVID-19 vaccinations given in Cornwall https://cioshealthandcare.nhs.uk/first-covid-19-vaccinations-given-in-cornwall/ GPs in Cornwall being offering COVID-19 vaccine in the next stage of immunisation programme https://cioshealthandcare.nhs.uk/gps-in-cornwall-begin-offering-covid-19-vaccine-in-next-stage-of-immunisation-programme/ More GPs join getting back on path to normality with COVID-19 vaccines https://cioshealthandcare.nhs.uk/more-gps-join-getting-back-on-path-to-normality-with-covid-19-vaccines/ GP’s cracking idea for COVID-19 vaccine rollout https://cioshealthandcare.nhs.uk/gps-cracking-idea-for-covid-19-vaccine-rollout/