The jury in the Aaron Pill murder trial has been sent home after one of the defendant's cellmates tested postive for Covid-19.

His Honour Judge Simon Carr told the jury that they were being sent out for the day after he was informed about Liam Bastow's cellmate earlier in the morning.

He reassured them that because precautions had been taken that they shouldn't have any cause for concern.

He told them to ring the jury office at 10.30am tomorrow morning to find out what was happening.

"It may well be that you don't come in," he said.

Discussions will take place during the day to decide what happens next and who needs testing.

Liam Bastow is jointly charged with Kane Coggin with murdering Mr Pill at his home in Tresawle Road, Falmouth on May 4 this year.

Coggin, 27, of Meadowbank, Mylor Bridge and Liam Bastow, 24, of Avalon Close, Mylor Bridge have admitted manslaughter but deny murder. 

Bastow, 24, was taken back down to the cells after His Honour Judge Simon Carr  received an email during discussions about the case this morning.

The judge was discussing protocol with the defence and prosecution teams when the email was received.

Judge Carr adjourned the court for him to find out what the next step should be, and to arrange a test for Mr Bastow.

Both men have been sitting in the dock with high glass screens shielding them from the rest of the court but have not been wearing masks as has no one in the court itself, only in the outside area.

Each jury member sits separated by perspex screens but have also not been wearing masks.

It highly likely that Bastow's defence team have been interacting with him but it is not known under what conditions.

Government advice for anyone who has been in contact with someone with Covid is that they must immediately self-isolate for 14 days from the date of their last contact with the person who has tested positive for COVID-19.