Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. In England:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • Work from home if you can and minimise travel
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household – meaning the people you live with – or your support bubble. Where this is not possible, stay 1 metre apart with extra precautions (e.g. wearing a face covering).

You must continue to wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops, places of worship and on public transport, unless you are exempt. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings .

From 12 April:

  • non-essential retail can reopen
  • personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting
  • public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
  • outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only
  • most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen
  • some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place
  • indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
  • weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
  • self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
  • care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
  • you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible

Posters that can be downloaded and support Information on services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Posters that you can download and display in your business or at home reminding people to Shop Local, Shop Safely and a reminder about Social Distancing are available for everyone.  If you would like these emailed or a printed copy just ask .  Check out the Toolkit below too.

We have gathered information from local support organisations and this sheet will be updated as we get more details/changes.  The Town Council has produced a second Coronavirus Information Leaflet  which has great local support information.

Let us know of updates or further information that will be good to add.  If you send as much information as you can to we will update the sheet.

organisations offering services,charities info and much more:

Here’s the pdf link: Liskeard Businesses Coronavirus Services July 2020



Business Toolkit

The Town Council have created a Liskeard Business Toolkit taken from the Falmouth template.  It contains lots of guidance and information as well as posters encouraging people to #ShopLocal and #StaySafe.  If you want posters emailing to you, or would like some paper copies, pop an email to

Social Emergency Fund

One of the ways that the Town Council has responded to the Coronavirus and issues facing vulnerable people within Liskeard, is to establish this Social Emergency Fund. This is intended to support the activities of those community groups and organizations bringing help and support to those facing isolation and need.  The Application Form and how to apply can be found on our Grants page.

Since the launch of the Liskeard Town Council Social Emergency Fund we have given out more than £13,000, and you may have read in the Cornish Times about some of the great projects going on to support people in our community.

We still have money left in the fund, so if you have a project, or idea for a project which could help fill a need in the community please apply. Applications are being considered every few weeks and money can then be paid immediately. Please contact the Town Clerk at if you want to know the next deadline date.

If You Have Concerns

If you have any questions about COVID-19, know of any local residents who need support, or if there are any local issues related to the COVID-19 response, please use this email: .

Volunteer Cornwall

Volunteer Cornwall have been coordinating volunteers across the county and on 21st May supported their 3,000th local person. Requests range from moving furniture so someone can come home from hospital, caring for a horse while its owner recovered from the virus, fixing a washing line and much more. It’s not too late to volunteer or to request help if you need it – details below.

Can You help?

If you can volunteer to help during this crisis please let Volunteer Cornwall know.  They are coordinating support throughout the county.  Use their   Volunteer Registration Form or ring them on 01872 266988 (leave a message if needed).

Do You Need Help?

If you are affected and need help you can email Volunteer Cornwall on or ring them on 01872 266988

Cornwall Council is continuing to post daily updates on its website –  Check it regularly for the latest information.

Central government are offering additional help to the extremely vulnerable who have been asked to shield for 12 weeks including free basic food boxes and access to priority delivery slots at the supermarkets. To register go to the website or call 0800 0288327 and answer the questions (note you will need the NHS number of the person you are arranging help for)

The Town Council will also be passing on further information, as and when we can.  We have also produced a Coronavirus Information Leaflet  with lots of advice and useful contacts.  Feel free to share it.  Read it, it’s not junk mail.

Facilities Service

The Public Hall complex is open for certain bookings but the Town Council office is closed to the public, the office is contactable by telephone and email during normal office hours (9am – 1pm Monday to Friday).

The play parks are open.  The play equipment is not being cleaned so please ensure you take sanitiser and wash your hands at the town’s facilities.  Take any litter home or place in the litter bins.  If you do visit the parks please do ensure you observe the social distancing guidelines.  The Skate Park at Rapson’s Car park is closed whilst the Coronavirus Testing Facility is in situ.

The clock at the Guildhall is now working again, much to the delight of the town.

If you have specific enquiries about the facilities you can email .

Town Council Reception Service

The Reception Service is closed with immediate effect for visitors, but is still available via telephone, email and in writing to 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW, although emailing or telephone is preferred as the postbox will not be checked daily.

Office hours are 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday

01579 345407, option 1.

Coronovirus Information and Advice

This Government Information page has information on the condition from the NHS, advice for employers and businesses, travel advice and vulnerable people.  Keep checking it for updates.

The Cornwall Council website has information on what support it can offer with Business Rates help and  Exceptional Relief for Council Tax information, along with much more.

The Cornwall Community Foundation is offering support and guidance on their website. Grants are available to front line community groups.


Cornwall Council has produced an excellent Community Toolkit giving contact information for lots of organisations including for those suffering from domestic abuse or violence and doorstep crime.


As this situation is changing frequently, keep checking the websites for updates.

The toilets in Westbourne Car Park (ladies, gents and disabled), Sungirt Car Park and Dean Street (ladies and baby changing) are now open.

Westbourne car park toilet block

Tourist/Town Information Centre

Liskeard Information Centre is currently closed during the lockdown period.

Staff are working remotely and can be contacted via email, phone and social media. Current working hours are 9am to 1.30pm Monday to Thursday.


Tel: 01579 349148


The Museum has now closed as per the Government guidelines.

Work will continue in the Museum to develop our displays, care for the collection and help with enquiries. We aim to keep everyone informed and able to view the exhibitions via Facebook and our websites.

Liskeard and District Museum

01579 346087



CCTV Service and Advice on being ScamAware

At present this service will remain operating as normal.

Don’t fall victim to coronavirus scams.  The National Trading Standards Scams Team have produced some information that is useful.  You can download the media pack and use the information to protect yourselves and others.   The letter will give you tips and contacts if you are worried and need help.

Coronavirus scams awareness letter

Coronavirus Social Media pack

Businesses Giving Local Support and Support for Businesses

Many of our local businesses are offering new services and amazing support during this time.  We are sharing Facebook posts from local businesses across to the Your Liskeard Facebook page.  By liking and following that page you can see updates to services.

If you have a local business and Your Liskeard doesn’t pick up your posts already, direct message them and then your posts can be shared too.

Details of Government support for businesses can be found here.  Keep checking it for updates.

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub have a huge amount of information and guidance on their website, keep checking it for updates as news comes out:  Growth Hub website

Cornwall Council website has information for businesses and individuals and is regularly updated.


The Town Council is holding monthly virtual meetings. Agendas for meetings will be placed online the week before the meeting on the Committees page.  Should anyone wish to comment on an item or request a link to view/join the meeting please email the clerk of the relevant meeting as per the Committee page.