Coronavirus – National Lockdown

For the latest national government guidance – follow this link (

For advice on National Lockdown rules, self-isolating, testing for coronavirus, and lots more.
Find out what support you can get, for example if you’re out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health.

Follow this link if you have symptoms – get a test and stay at home

Go to the Cornwall Council Covid-19 web-page for the latest information for Cornwall

The Cornwall Council pages have information: National Lockdown – You must stay at home: Testing and the vaccine: Clinically vulnerable and mental health: Financial Support: Business Support: Help getting food: Report a concern: Local Covid-19 data: Other services and information

COVID-19 Pandemic – useful information and links

If there is an urgent need, you can contact your Cornwall Councillor,
Simon Elliott, on 07595374426 or

If you know a vulnerable person in the parish who is not getting the help or support that they need, please call Simon on the above number as soon as possible.

Ludgvan Parish Council realises that the coronavirus pandemic means that this is a very difficult and worrying time for many residents. We hope that the links on this page are helpful.

There are also many local groups, some pre-existing, and others are being set up in response to this emergency. Local churches and faith groups, Facebook groups, Next Door Ludgvan, and many more. We encourage you to find out what help is available to you locally, or to find ways that you can help others.

Look out for others, look after yourself, follow the government guidance, and we can all do what we can to protect the NHS and to protect our community.

COVID-19   Physical and mental health

Cornwall Council and other services

  • For information about Coronavirus and services offered by Cornwall Council – Cornwall Council Information about Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • Public transport and timetable changes –
  • Adult Social Care – concerns about a vulnerable adult’s safety and wellbeing – 0300 1234 131 during working hours, and 01208 251300 out of hours
  • Domestic Abuse – if home does not feel safe, 24 hour help is available – national domestic abuse hotline tel 0808 2000 247   or visit the Women’s Aid website
  • Childline  0800 1111
  • Samaritans   116 123

Local support and helping others

Miscellaneous services / information

(Correct at date of posting – 31 March 2020.  Information from various sources and provided as a potential source of help. Ludgvan Parish Council is not in a position to endorse any service providers listed.)

Library – online – and be sent a borrower number to start using online.

The following information was correct at time of being published. If you spot anything that needs to be updated, please let us know – email

Recipe search by ingredients you have at home Just add your ingredients and Supercook instantly finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites!

Breathe Communities have a facebook live stream that is fun and interactive Th/Fr/Sat 10.30 am.
Also, a rota to phone people daily to check in on needs and health (both physical and emotional) if anyone wants a daily call let them know. 07812110273 or Volunteer Cornwall – “Flu Friends”– They are currently creating a list of volunteers to help those self-isolating, will complete services such as food shopping.

Electric and Gas ‘smart’ meters – if you call your service provider, ask them to credit your meters if you are unable to leave the house.

Food Delivery Services

Community Kitchen, for people who are oler, potentially vulnerable or self-isolating. Delivering soup, pasties ad stews £2 a meal wed-sat. 01736 759500 or

Bosavern Farm do a weekly veg box delivery. £10 large, £6 small. Delivery to your door £1 or collect from Redwing Gallery free (Fridays 2-4pm).

Dominos continue to deliver and have a ‘no contact’ procedure they are following.

Trink Dairy has a farm shop open 24/7 with hand washing and sanitiser. Also Cornhill Farm free range eggs. Their cows are milked every day. Also their ‘Where to Buy’ page on their website is being updated regularly, with filters to see where to buy and who delivers.

Health and Well-being

Inclusion Matters  – Anyone isolating (or have family members that are self-isolating)  who require practical support such as shopping, loneliness or accessing local community services 01872 266383  (day time hours).

DIAL (Disability Cornwall) service for advice or feeling isolated ad in need of a chat, or practical support, collecting meds and shopping. 01736 759500

What to do if you are anxious about corona virus

5 Best Ways to Handle Coronavius anxiety, isolation and staying positive video

Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation

Tindals on facebook are offering online cookery sessions. Also for videos on how to create restaurant quality meals in your own kitchen in under half an hour with food from our local butcher and ingredients from the Co-op

Counselling for Social Change is a registered charity providing low-cost counselling to people across Cornwall. As part of the community response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering free 30-minute one off online slots for people across Cornwall to talk to a counsellor or call us on 01736 364 722.

Value Lives Crisis Service (no face to face visits) phone 01209 438 option 1.

Inclusion Matters Helpline Please direct individuals who are concerned about self-isolation and needing support to – 01872 266383.

Your Way has a live chat for age 11-25 who need someone to talk to. Between the times of 1-5pm. Visit

Virtual ‘tours’are available on the internet. Youtube have tours of different parts of Cornwall. Also, there are virtual art gallery tours.

The Happy Newspaper, full of happy and positive news can joint heir email list for free.


Free Printable activities for Young Learners

Explore London’s Museums from Home

Kids creative activity ideas

Free online boredom busting resources

World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. Suitable for all ages.

Zoo live streams of their animals

Children’s treasure hunt Fun activity for families at home to do. Using 360 tour of @GWRUK Penzance Station

Facebook Groups

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Helston & Surrounding Areas

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Penzance

Covid-19 Mutual Aid St Just in Penwith Parish

Cornwall Coronavirus Care

COVID19 Day to Day help – East Cornwall

Here to Help Cornwall Public Group.

COVID – 19 mutual aid support Hayle

Penwith Special Needs Children Home Survival for Covid 19