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

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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.

Pharmacy name Address Town Postcode
Day Lewis Plc 17 Dennison Road Bodmin PL31 2LL
Asda Stores Ltd Launceston Road Bodmin PL31 2AR
Gulpepper Ltd 1-3 Omaha Road Bodmin PL31 1ES
Boots UK Limited 34 Fore Street Bodmin PL31 2HL
Avicenna Retail Ltd 9 Belle Vue Bude EX23 8JL
Avicenna Retail Ltd 26 Belle Vue Bude EX23 8JS
Boots UK Limited 20 Belle Vue Bude EX23 8JL
Sharief Healthcare Limited 17-18 Fore Street Callington PL17 7AE
Day Lewis Plc 21 Trelowarren Street Camborne TR14 8AD
Boots UK Limited 10 Commercial Street Camborne TR14 8JY
Boots UK Limited 25 Market Square Camelford PL32 9PD
Naimans UK Ltd Units 1-2, Trevose House Carbis Bay TR26 2FZ
Boots UK Limited Coach House Arcade East Looe PL13 1DT
Day Lewis Plc 115 Killigrew Street Falmouth TR11 3PU
Boots UK Limited 47-49 Market Street Falmouth TR11 3AB
Superdrug Stores Plc Superdrug Store Falmouth TR11 3AT
Boots UK Limited Trescobeas Surgery Falmouth TR11 2UN
Tesco Stores Limited Tesco Instore Pharmacy Garras Wharf,Truro TR1 2TN
Tamar Valley Health Ltd Gunnislake Health Centre Gunnislake PL18 9JZ
Bodriggy Pharmacy Ltd 60 Queensway Hayle TR27 4PB
Naimans UK Ltd 44-46 Fore Street Hayle TR27 4DY
Boots UK Limited Unit E, Marsh Lane Hayle TR27 5LX
Helston Medical Services Ltd The Pharmacy Helston TR13 8AU
Boots UK Limited Bassett Road Illogan, Redruth TR16 4SS
Boots UK Limited 28 Broad Street Launceston PL15 8AE
Day Lewis Plc 9 Broad Street Launceston PL15 8AA
Tesco Stores Limited Tesco Store Launceston PL15 9HG
Day Lewis Plc 6 Dean Street Liskeard PL14 4AA
Wringtons Limited Fore Street Looe PL13 1DT
Boots UK Limited Churchtown Mullion TR12 7BY
Boots UK Limited 15 Bank Street Newquay TR7 1DH
Day Lewis Plc Newquay Health Centre Newquay TR7 1RU
Day Lewis Plc Narrowcliff Surgery Newquay TR7 2QF
Day Lewis Plc 1 Chester Road Newquay TR7 2RT
Boots UK Limited The Pharmacy Padstow PL28 8AL
Boots UK Limited Unit D Penhale TR9 6NA
Hendras@Penryn Ltd Doctors Surgery Penryn TR10 8HX
Day Lewis Plc St Clare Medical Centre Penzance TR18 3DX
Day Lewis Plc 42 Fore Street Penzance TR19 7LJ
Nicholls Nh 5 The Strand Penzance TR18 5HH
Boots UK Limited 3 Alverton Street Penzance TR18 2QW
Morrab Pharmacy Limited Morrab Surgery Penzance TR18 4EL
Boots UK Limited 2-3 Beach Road Perranporth TR6 0JL
Om Pharma Ltd The Coombes Polperro PL13 2RG
Boots UK Limited The Pharmacy Porthleven TR13 9HJ
Naimans UK Ltd 12 Green Lane Redruth TR15 1JT
Day Lewis Plc 16 Chapel Street Redruth TR15 2DB
Superdrug Stores Plc 72 Fore Street Redruth TR15 2AF
Tesco Stores Limited Station Road Redruth TR15 3QJ
Boots UK Limited 124 Fore Street Saltash PL12 6JW
Boots UK Limited 55 Vicarage Road St Agnes TR5 0TH
Day Lewis Plc 1-3 Victoria Place St Austell PL25 5PE
Boots UK Limited 29 Fore Street St Austell PL25 5EP
Day Lewis Plc Wheal Northey Centre St Austell PL25 3EF
Boots UK Limited 29 Eastcliffe Road St Austell PL24 2AQ
Asda Stores Ltd The Pharmacy St Austell PL25 4PR
Boots UK Limited 3 Fore Street St Austell PL26 6UQ
Middleway Pharmacy Limited Middleway Surgery St Blazey, Par PL24 2JL
Middleway Pharmacy Limited 4 Fernlea Villas St Blazey, Par PL24 2JG
Boots UK Limited Union Square St Columb TR9 6AP
Isles Of Scilly Medical Services Limited King Edward Lane St Marys TR21 0HE
Avicenna Retail Ltd Medical Centre Stratton EX23 9BP
Boots UK Limited Bath House Tintagel PL34 0DA
Boots UK Limited 16 Fore Street Torpoint PL11 2AD
Lp Sd One Hundred Four Limited Trevol Business Centre Torpoint PL11 2TB
Boots UK Limited 40 Fore Street Troon TR14 9EF
Boots UK Limited 94 Pydar Street Truro TR1 2BD
Superdrug Stores Plc 13 Boscawen Street Truro TR1 2QU
Boots UK Limited Truro Health Park Truro TR1 2JA
Naimans UK Ltd The Globe Truro TR1 3DP
Naimans UK Ltd 2 Pengelly Way Truro TR3 6DP
Tesco Stores Limited Tesco Store Turnpike, Helston TR13 8PJ
Day Lewis Plc Jubilee Road Wadebridge PL27 7AT
Boots UK Limited 4 New Court House Wadebridge PL27 7AG

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

COVID-19 vaccination for people who are newly severely immunosuppressed

If you develop a new health condition or have started treatment that severely weakens your immune system (such as bone marrow transplant or chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy), you may need to repeat your first and second doses of COVID vaccination. Please check with your specialist and, if revaccination is required, please email ciosicb.vaccinations@nhs.net.

Checking your COVID-19 vaccine record

Additional COVID-19 information

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

Page last reviewed: 13 May 2024

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