Be G7 prepared

The NHS is working on plans to ensure there is as little disruption as possible to our health and care system in the run up to, and during the G7 summit (11 to 13 June). We will make sure you know about any changes to services we may have to make as soon as we can, but we want to assure you the NHS will still be here to support you and your family.

Pharmacies

Pharmacies will be open, but anyone who takes regular medication is advised to get their repeat prescription requests in as early as possible. Pharmacists can provide advice for minor ailments like colds, hayfever, upset tummies, aches and pains, and can also suggest over-the-counter medication to treat a variety of conditions. Make sure you also have some essentials at home including plasters, paracetamol, and antiseptic to manage any minor cuts and grazes.

Weekend and late night pharmacies in the areas affected by the G7 are also open.

St Ives

  • Carbis Bay pharmacy is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (closed 1pm to 2pm for lunch each day), and 9am to midday on Saturday. It will be closed on Sunday.
  • Boots, West Cornwall Shopping Centre, Hayle is open from 7.30am to 11.59pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10.30am to 10pm on Sunday.

Falmouth

  • Lloyds in Sainsbury’s, Truro is open from 7.30am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
  • Tesco Pharmacy, Clodgey Lane, Helston is open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm Sunday.

Newquay

  • Boots, 15 Bank Street, Newquay, open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
  • Day Lewis Pharmacy, 1 Chester Road, Newquay, open from 8.45am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 2pm on Sunday.
  • Boots, Kingsley Village Shopping Park, open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday.

Details of all pharmacy opening times are available on the nhs.uk website.

GP services during G7

GP surgeries will remain open during the week as usual, and anyone who is registered with a Cornwall GP and needs health advice should call them first. If you have a planned home visit from a nurse or other clinician during the summit, please talk to them about the support you need during this time as soon as possible.

Anyone who is visiting Cornwall and needs non-urgent health advice should contact their own GP first, and not the surgery local to where they are staying.

Anyone who needs health advice when their GP surgery is closed, and it cannot wait until it re-opens should use NHS 111. You can call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk and a trained advisor will be able to help you. This may include directing you to a minor injury unit, or a pharmacist.

Minor injury units and urgent treatment centre

Please do not turn up at a minor injury unit (MIU) or urgent treatment centre (UTC) without contacting 111 first – you will be told where to go.

MIUs can treat a range of conditions which have occurred during the previous 14 days. These include sprains and strains; broken bones; minor burns and scalds; head injuries (but not if someone is unconscious); insect and animal bites and stings; minor eye injuries, cuts, bruising and grazes. X-ray is available at some of our MIUs.

All MIUs will be open, and some in the areas affected by G7 are increasing their hours. This includes Falmouth and Newquay.

The MIU at Stennack Surgery in St Ives is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. It will be open during the event on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June.

The UTC at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance is open for anyone needing urgent medical care for injuries and conditions such as fractures, deep cuts, non-life-threatening head injuries and minor falls. Please contact NHS 111 first before attending.

Urgent and life-threatening care

You should only call 999 for an ambulance if it’s a life-threatening emergency and you think you’ll need the care of paramedics on the way to hospital.

Get health advice and details of services, including contact details and opening times.

COVID vaccinations during G7

If you are booked to have a COVID vaccination, please allow extra time for your journey if you live in an area where there will be travel disruptions. If you’re attending a clinic run by your GP practice, please check your surgery’s website for up-to-date information.

Access and diversions

St Ives

Map of access and diversion routes for G7 summit in St Ives.

Falmouth

Map of access and diversion routes for G7 summit in Falmouth.

Newquay

Map of access and diversion routes for G7 summit in Newquay

Frequently asked questions

I am a carer for a friend or family member. Can I get through to visit them if they live in a restricted area?

Yes, you will be able to get through to visit them, but you must have some photo ID with you. To permit speedy access, you will be required to show the address you are visiting. This could be in the form of an email with the address from the person you are attending, or a copy of a letter containing said address.

Will the event be COVID-19 secure?

The council’s public health team are working closely with the organisers to ensure the Summit is a COVID-19 secure event. Alongside the arrangements for the Summit, twice weekly lateral flow testing is free and available to all residents. Find out where to collect your tests.

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