New COVID legislation



New legislation came in place on 30 November, which requires facemasks to be worn in certain settings, including:

  • Public transport
  • Shops
  • Enclosed shopping centres
  • Banks
  • Post Offices

Anyone operating this type of business must display a sign requiring people to wear facemasks unless exempt.

Ventilation remains critically important with evidence showing that there is a 70% reduction in the chances of transmission of COVID in well-ventilated settings. Staff when working with colleagues or meeting the public should regularly undertake LFT tests and are advised to get their vaccinations and boosters as soon as they are able.

For more help and advice around business requirements, see the or email

Cornwall Council’s Public Health team held a Facebook live question and answer session on Friday 3rd December about the new variant and the guidance changes - here is the link for the recording of the meeting: