CORNWALL Council has appealed for the people of Falmouth's patience and understanding during the forthcoming G7 summit when an increase in security will mean some disruption for local residents and businesses.

The council says it has worked closely with partner agencies to ensure this disruption is kept to a minimum.

"Prior to and during the summit, there will be lots of activity including road traffic, air traffic and intensive preparations to the venue, including the installation of security measures. Please expect some additional noise and delays. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

"To help you plan your journeys around these disruptions, we have included details of road closures, diversions, parking restrictions and information about local services. Also included is a map of the local area to show the key changes.

"High levels of security are in place to ensure that everyone remains safe. This will mean that you may be asked to pass through security access points and show two forms of identification.

"To help minimise delays, please familiarise yourself with the changes and carry your identification documents with you during this period."

To manage the traffic around the Falmouth venue, a number of changes and diversions will be in place and the council says although every effort will be made to keep any waiting times to a minimum, be prepared for delays.

A comprehensive guide can be downloaded here

G7 map

G7 map

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Event Square will be closed to members of the public between June 1 to June 18 to allow for event preparations.

Additional security measures such as fencing will be erected in the run up to the event, particularly around the official venue at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall. A small number of properties within the fenced area will be contacted directly regarding access and security arrangements.


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Roads are expected to be extremely busy especially around National Maritime Museum Cornwall so please plan ahead to minimise disruptions. Both Grove Place and Maritime car parks will be closed between Thursday, May 27 and Saturday, June 19.

Campbeltown Way will be closed to traffic between Thursday, May 27 and Saturday, June 19.

The car park in Church Street will be closed for pay and display between Thursday, June 10 and Sunday, June 13.


Police and event organisers are engaging directly with residents who are in the immediate vicinity of the venue to agree access and security arrangements. This also includes any service requirements that are required such as essential food deliveries. If you have not been contacted and feel you need to agree arrangements please contact Devon and Cornwall Police via

Acceptable ID must be linked to a person’s home or business address. This can be a council tax bill, utility bill, bank statement (within the last three months) or a driving licence. Whilst a photo ID is not a requirement, it may help to speed up the process.


Businesses in the area of Event Square will be impacted from Tuesday 1 June to Friday 18 June inclusive. Customers should contact the business of interest to check what opening arrangements they have during this period.

Essential services/care workers

Residents who receive essential council services, or help and support from volunteers, will continue to do so throughout the event period. Suitable documentation and ID will need to be presented by those attending to gain access which will be facilitated at the check points to ensure services are maintained for those who need them.


Bus services will run as normal throughout the period, although passengers are advised to allow extra time for journeys.


Schools outside the area may be impacted due to travel disruptions. Please check directly with the school for updates on arrangements.


The airspace across the region (Cornwall) will be closed from Thursday, June 10 to Sunday, June 13. During this period, no flying is allowed, including the flying of drones.

Pedestrian access

Pedestrians are free to use any area outside the restricted zones.

Emergency services

All emergency services are working to ensure that normal services continue during the event period. Access within the restricted areas for emergency services will continue as normal.

How to contact the police

There are many ways to contact Devon & Cornwall Police.

To report non-emergency crimes online visit to access online channels – WebChat, Report Crime Online and Email.

In an emergency, when life is threatened, people are injured, offenders are nearby or immediate action is required, always dial 999.

Alternatively, call 101 – the non-emergency number.

NHS advice and support

The NHS is working on plans to ensure there is as little disruption as possible to its health and care system during this period. You will be kept informed about changes to services as soon as possible. For help and advice contact:

In an emergency – call 999 for help with urgent and life-threatening conditions such as suspected heart attacks, stroke, unconsciousness, or breathing difficulties.

Non-emergency – call your GP for urgent, but not-emergency medical care.

Call 111 or visit if you need advice when your GP surgery is closed.

Visit to get details of all health services. The website will be kept updated with any changes to health services during this period.


Homelessness Services will continue to operate as normal during this period. If you find yourself at risk of homelessness, or without accommodation due to an emergency, please contact Cornwall Housing Limited on 0300 234 161 and ask for the Prevention & Engagement Team.

If you think somebody may be sleeping rough, please report this to Streetlink on 0300 500 0914 or by visiting We can then arrange for a member of our Outreach Team to visit, and make contact with the individual.

Social housing

If you are a social housing tenant, and live within the vicinity of the Summit venues, please contact your landlord for any housing issues, or to request repairs. Their ability to respond within normal timescales may be impacted during this time due to access arrangements, road closures or traffic delays; they will be able to advise of this at the point of call.


Will businesses be open in Event Square during the bank holiday?

Yes, businesses will be open as normal until after the Bank Holiday Monday.

I am a carer for a friend/family member. Can I get through to visit them?

Yes, but you must have some identification linked to your home address and proof to show the address you are visiting. Any documentation you can bring to assist

officers will facilitate the process.

Are there any car parks open that I can use in Falmouth?

Both Grove Place and Maritime car parks will be closed between Thursday 27 May and Saturday 19 June. All other car parks will be open.

I have mobility issues. Can I drive or be driven within the restricted areas?

Yes, if you have mobility needs. Individual cases will be addressed on a case by case basis.

Covid safety

The Council’s Public Health team is working closely with the G7 organisers to ensure it is a Covid-secure event. Regular testing will be carried out amongst those people attending the Summit and the staff supporting it. Alongside these arrangements, twice-weekly Lateral Flow Testing is now free and available to all residents in Cornwall and we encourage people to take this up. You can find out where to access or collect your tests at

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 please stay at home, along with your household members and order a test online at

The council is also reminding anyone struggling with their mental health that they are not alone and support is available. Please visit for more information or call the 24/7 NHS Mental Health Response Line on 0800 038 5300 if you are worried about your own, or someone else’s mental health.

Check out for everything you need to know about Covid-19 in Cornwall, including the latest rules and restrictions and information on testing, vaccinations and self-isolation support.

For more information about council services during G7 please contact:

For information from Devon and Cornwall Police please visit