Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still around so it’s a good idea to keep doing simple things to protect our families and communities, especially those at the greatest risk of severe illness.

It is important to try to stay at home and avoid contact with others if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19. Find out what to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19

Get vaccinated

Find out about vaccinations, how to book or find a walk-in centre

Self-care

Advice about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19

Symptoms

Find out more about the symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 Data

Find out about vaccination rates, COVID-19 cases and more

Lateral flow tests for eligible patients

As of November 2023, eligible patients who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, can pick up free rapid lateral flow tests from a local pharmacy. This replaces the online and telephone ordering services for free lateral flow tests provided by GOV.UK and 119.  More information on who is eligible is available here.

When picking up lateral flow tests, the pharmacy may ask you questions about your medical history to confirm you’re eligible for free tests. If you have a copy of a letter or email sent to you by the NHS that says you’re eligible for COVID-19 treatments, please bring this with you. A letter or email is not essential, but it will help to more easily and quickly confirm your eligibility.

Someone else can collect free tests on your behalf. Anyone collecting free tests on your behalf should provide the pharmacy with your details and any relevant letters or e-mails about COVID treatments, if you have them. The required details include:

  • The medical condition(s) confirming the patient’s eligibility
  • The patient’s NHS number (if available)
  • The patient’s full name
  • The patient’s date of birth
  • The patient’s address

How do I find a pharmacy offering free lateral flow tests for eligible patients?

As of 22 November 2023 40 pharmacies signed up to provide eligible patients with COVID-19 test kits in Cornwall.

You can find out if a pharmacy is delivering this service by checking on the NHS website and then searching for a pharmacy. Once you have found a pharmacy near you, under the section “Treatments and Services” scroll down to “Screening and test services” and check if they have listed “COVID-19 lateral flow tests (eligible NHS patients)”

Unfortunately the pharmacy search does not currently allow patients to search only for pharmacies offering lateral flow tests. This has been fed back to NHS Digital for improvement. Alternatively, you can find a pharmacy near you using the below list of pharmacies offering free lateral flow tests to eligible patients. Please note this list is accurate as of November 2023 and we cannot guarantee stock levels at pharmacies. There is also an interactive map available via Google Maps.

Town Pharmacy Name Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Postcode
BODMIN DAY LEWIS PLC 17 DENNISON ROAD PL31 2LL
BODMIN ASDA STORES LTD LAUNCESTON ROAD PL31 2AR
BUDE AVICENNA RETAIL LTD 9 BELLE VUE EX23 8JL
BUDE AVICENNA RETAIL LTD 26 BELLE VUE EX23 8JS
CALLINGTON SHARIEF HEALTHCARE LIMITED 17-18 FORE STREET PL17 7AE
CAMBORNE DAY LEWIS PLC 21 TRELOWARREN STREET TR14 8AD
CAMBORNE BOOTS UK LIMITED 10 COMMERCIAL STREET TR14 8JY
CAMELFORD BOOTS UK LIMITED 25 MARKET SQUARE PL32 9PD
CORNWALL BOOTS UK LIMITED 94 PYDAR STREET TRURO TR1 2BD
CORNWALL DAY LEWIS PLC 115 KILLIGREW STREET FALMOUTH TR11 3PU
CORNWALL DAY LEWIS PLC 1-3 VICTORIA PLACE ST AUSTELL PL25 5PE
CORNWALL BOOTS UK LIMITED 20 BELLE VUE BUDE EX23 8JL
CORNWALL OM PHARMA LTD THE COOMBES POLPERRO PL13 2RG
CORNWALL BOOTS UK LIMITED 15 BANK STREET NEWQUAY TR7 1DH
CORNWALL BOOTS UK LIMITED 47-49 MARKET STREET FALMOUTH TR11 3AB
CORNWALL BOOTS UK LIMITED 34 FORE STREET BODMIN PL31 2HL
FALMOUTH SUPERDRUG STORES PLC SUPERDRUG STORE 55 MARKET STREET TR11 3AT
LAUNCESTON DAY LEWIS PLC 9 BROAD STREET PL15 8AA
LAUNCESTON TESCO STORES LIMITED TESCO STORE TAVISTOCK ROAD PL15 9HG
LISKEARD DAY LEWIS PLC 6 DEAN STREET PL14 4AA
MULLION BOOTS UK LIMITED CHURCHTOWN TR12 7BY
NEWQUAY DAY LEWIS PLC NEWQUAY HEALTH CENTRE ST THOMAS ROAD TR7 1RU
NEWQUAY DAY LEWIS PLC NARROWCLIFF SURGERY NARROWCLIFF TR7 2QF
NEWQUAY DAY LEWIS PLC 1 CHESTER ROAD TR7 2RT
PENZANCE DAY LEWIS PLC ST CLARE MEDICAL CENTRE ST CLARE ROAD TR18 3DX
PENZANCE DAY LEWIS PLC 42 FORE STREET ST JUST TR19 7LJ
PENZANCE NICHOLLS NH 5 THE STRAND NEWLYN TR18 5HH
PORTHLEVEN BOOTS UK LIMITED THE PHARMACY FORE STREET TR13 9HJ
REDRUTH DAY LEWIS PLC 16 CHAPEL STREET TR15 2DB
REDRUTH SUPERDRUG STORES PLC 72 FORE STREET TR15 2AF
ST AGNES BOOTS UK LIMITED 55 VICARAGE ROAD TR5 0TH
ST AUSTELL DAY LEWIS PLC WHEAL NORTHEY CENTRE 1 WHEAL NORTHEY PL25 3EF
ST AUSTELL BOOTS UK LIMITED 29 EASTCLIFFE ROAD PAR PL24 2AQ
ST AUSTELL ASDA STORES LTD THE PHARMACY CROMWELL ROAD PL25 4PR
ST AUSTELL BOOTS UK LIMITED 3 FORE STREET MEVAGISSEY PL26 6UQ
ST COLUMB BOOTS UK LIMITED UNION SQUARE TR9 6AP
ST MARYS ISLES OF SCILLY MEDICAL SERVICES LIMITED KING EDWARD LANE TR21 0HE
STRATTON AVICENNA RETAIL LTD MEDICAL CENTRE HOSPITAL ROAD EX23 9BP
TRURO SUPERDRUG STORES PLC 13 BOSCAWEN STREET TR1 2QU
WADEBRIDGE DAY LEWIS PLC JUBILEE ROAD PL27 7AT

Helping people get fit to fight COVID-19

If you do catch COVID-19 being as fit and healthy as you can be will help limit the impact it has on you. The NHS and our partners are working to help those most at risk get fit to fight COVID.

COVID-19 is serious. It can take people months to recover. That could be months of discomfort and months off work. In the worst cases the virus is a killer.

Make a change and get fit to fight COVID

The fitter you are, the better you can fight off COVID-19. Even small steps are worth taking; and it’s worth taking that first step now.

Things we should all consider doing:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Losing weight
  • Eating healthy food
  • Getting active

There is lots of help and advice available; with many services specially adapted to support you online and over the phone. Click on the below links to access the help you need.

Get help

No matter what your age or ability, Healthy Cornwall  can help you lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. They provide support and information around weight management, healthy eating, physical activity, stopping smoking and healthy pregnancy.

Useful resources

Page last reviewed: 8 January 2024

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