With temperatures plummeting and snow predicted to fall across the Duchy according to some weather forecasts, Cornwall Council has said it is doing what it can to ensure people still get to their vaccination appointments on time.

The council has confirmed that vaccination sites including the Stithians Showground and Royal Cornwall Showground are included on its gritting routes.

Its as BBC Weather forecasts snow across Cornwall today (Tuesday), worsening as the day goes on.


Cornwall Council said: "With freezing temperatures forecast, we're out gritting priority routes across Cornwall.

"Vaccination sites are included in our priority gritting routes.

"Please take extra care on the roads and only travel if essential."

Yesterday evening the NHS put out a statement to say that anyone over the age of 70 who has not yet had a Covid vaccination jab can now book one directly.

The easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service, which can be accessed at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

The system allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them.

Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.

Its as the Government aims to have everyone in this age group vaccinated by the middle of this month.


The council has issued some winter driving advice, which includes using dipped headlights, reducing speed and allowing extra room to slow down, as when roads are icy or slushy it can take ten times longer to stop.

Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin and manoeuvre gently, avoiding harsh braking and acceleration.

To brake on ice and snow, without locking your wheels, get into a low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall and use the brake pedal gently.

If you get into a skid, ease off the accelerator but do not brake suddenly.