Coronavirus Advice

What can I leave the house for? Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:

shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home

These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

What if I think I have Coronavirus?

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

And if somebody in my house has Coronavirus symptoms?

Self isolate for 14 days

What is self isolation?

You should not leave home at all, even for food, medicine or exercise

What is social shielding?

Some people (including children) who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus are now advised to rigorously follow shielding measures to keep themselves safe. Shielding is a way to protect people who are extremely vulnerable from coming into contact with coronavirus by minimising all interaction between them and other people.  Current advice from government is:

  • If you have already got a letter or text, follow the social shielding guidance.

  • Hospital clinicians and GPs are reviewing the list of people who are extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, and more letters are being sent.

  • If you have not been contacted, stay at home and follow the social distancing rules for everyone. If you later receive a letter, follow shielding advice. 

If you have received a letter you should register with the government to tell them if you need coronavirus support  for vulnerable people who are shielding. You can register yourself, or on the behalf of someone else. You can do this online, or by calling 0800 0288327, the government’s dedicated helpline​.

Does 5G spread Coronavirus?


Can I have my prescription delivered?

Consult your surgery.


Cornwall Council

Liskeard Town Council

Local MP

Sheryll Murray, The Parade, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6AF
01579 349186



Facebook page with useful local info

Liskeard COVID-19 Help & Support

Community Hospital

Clemo Road, Liskeard PL14 3XD 01579 373500
There is a minor injuries unit for casualties. X-Ray facilities are available during weekday working hours

Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8DH 01752 202082
Open 24 hours
Emergency department: Open 24 hours

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Treliske, Truro TR1 3LQ 01872 250000
Open 24 hours
Emergency department: Open 24 hours

Oak Tree Surgery

Clemo Road, Liskeard PL14 3XA 01579 324252

Closes 1PM - 2PM
Monday: 07:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Tuesday: 08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Wednesday: 07:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 20:30
Thursday: 08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Friday: 08:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Weekend: Closed all day
Between 1.00pm and 2.00pm and 6.00pm and 6.30pm all calls are forwarded to Kernow Message Handling Service. Urgent matters will then be passed to a Doctor at the Surgery

Rosedean House Surgery

8 Dean Street, Liskeard PL14 4AQ 01579 343133

Hours 8AM - 6:30PM but closed at weekends
Dispensary is open 08:45 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
Out of Hours Service
Between 18:30 and 08:00 Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays your call will be redirected to the NHS 111 service

Pensilva Health Centre

School Road Pensilva Liskeard Cornwall, PL14 5RP 01579 362249


21-22 Baytree Hill, Liskeard PL14 4BG 01579 343183

Closes 5PM

Day Lewis Pharmacy

Dean Street, Liskeard PL14 4AA 01579 342225

Open 10-12 and 2-5:30


6 Church Street, Liskeard PL14 3AG 01579 340616

Closes 5PM

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