With pubs, bars, restaurants, tourist hotspots and accommodation beginning to reopen after more than 100 days of coronavirus lockdown this weekend, the county is going to be much busier than it has been in recent weeks.
The NHS 111 telephone number is a single point of telephone contact when you need medical help or advice and it is not an emergency
Doctors surgeries in Cornwall are still under restrictions related to the Covid pandemic and striving to reduce footfall through Practices as much as possible, to keep our staff and patients safe. Please do not arrive without an appointment. Local patients who are registered with a GP practice in Cornwall currently access their surgeries in much the same way as the rest of the UK. If you become unwell whilst on holiday in Cornwall, in the first instance, please call NHS 111 .
Patients can access the NHS 111, 24-hours-a-day, every day. The number is free to call from landlines and mobile phones (Pay-as-you-go mobiles must have 1p credit to access the service) and will ensure you get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Please continue to call 999 for emergencies.
In order to make the most of your holiday don’t forget sufficient supplies of any medication for the duration of your stay. Chemists and pharmacies are found in every town across Cornwall, however opening hours will vary. If you have had a recent illness or hospital admission please check with your doctor that you are well enough to travel… and most of all enjoy your holiday!
To find your nearest pharmacy visit nhs.uk/pharmacy
If you are in Cornwall and realise you do not have your medication, repeat prescription or replacement medication, please telephone and arrange through your home General Practice as normal. If you have internet access you may find it easier to do this on your GP Surgery website. Access to repeat or replacement prescriptions can now be done remotely across the country and medications electronically delivered to a local pharmacy for you to collect.
Should you find yourself needing medical assistance here are some quick links to your nearest health services while in Cornwall:
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