As the country nears the three-month mark in the third national lockdown, it appears some people in Cornwall are trying to make a point.

The road sign approaching Longdowns, on the Falmouth to Helston road, has been adapted by someone to instead welcome people to 'Lockdowns'.

It then rather starkly declares 'Please die carefully', after the R and V of 'drive' were covered over.

The sign itself is on the Antron Hill approach to the A394.

It is not known who has made the changes to the sign. However, they appear to be making a point about Cornwall still being in lockdown and the potential effects of what could happen if people break it too early.


There has been much talk on social media recently over the amount of cars on the roads, despite there still being a ban on travelling outside your local area without a good reason.

Although restrictions started being lifted in small way on March 8, when it became possible to meet one person outside your household for outdoor recreation, a picnic or coffee on a bench, in addition to exercise, there remains a restriction in place that people should still stay at home apart from for exercise, essential shopping or other exceptions.


This is in place until this Monday (March 29), when further lifting will take place meaning people will no longer be legally required to stay at home – although they should continue to work from home and minimise travel.

The Rule of Six will also return for people to meet outdoors, including in private gardens, as well as two households for outdoor meetings, so families in different circumstances can meet.

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis courts and open-air swimming pools can reopen, and formally organised sports activities subject to guidance.

However, those who are clinically vulnerable are advised to stay shielding until the end of March.