Covid-19 – St Ives local information

St Ives habour during lockdown
St Ives Harbour on Sunday 3rd May 2020 during the Spring lockdown

All telephone numbers the area code is 01736 unless otherwise stated

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Ayr Food Pantry and Foodshare from Co-op Stennack store

Help, volunteer and community advice:

People needing help call 07880 436478 or email us at 
Volunteer your time to help, call us at 791677 or 07880 436478  or email us at

Disability Cornwall volunteers help with shopping, medicines, chat. 759500

Adult Social Care – If you have concerns about a vulnerable adult’s well-being call 0300 1234 131 during working hours or 01208 251300 out of hours.

Domestic Abuse – if you do not feel safe call 01872 225629 or 0300 777 4777 or Boots chemist is a safe space

For Easy-Read information/guidance about Coronavirus 

Safer Cornwall is campaigning to raise awareness of safety measures and support that families can draw on if they are experiencing domestic abuse during the lockdown. The campaign aims to give people practical and easy to follow tips on how to increase safety at home and reassure communities that vital services are still available to support adults and children. You can leave your house to access support and safety at any time during lockdown If you are in immediate danger call 999. Tell someone you trust and create a safety net around you. If safe to do so, have a ‘get up and go bag’ hidden if you need to escape quickly, with all your essential items. Have a safe room in the house you can escape to and alert your neighbours. Safer Cornwall is also supporting the national #youarenotalone campaign and would urge people to contact Cornwall’s Domestic Abuse Service by calling 0300 777 4777.

Alone at Christmas?

Do you know someone who will be alone during Christmas? Or will you be able to cook an extra plate?

With our ‘Make an Extra Plate’ initiative, we will distribute food at Christmas to ensure no one is left alone or goes hungry this Christmas!

Contact us for more information. Volunteer ‘to make an extra plate’, or if you would like a plate call us at 791677 or 07930 536591 or email us at


Government & Council services:

Cornwall Council Covid-19 help call 0300 123 1118 or email

Bin and recycling collection services running as normal.

Waste & recycling centresSt Erth re-opens from 19th May for essential use only.  What will be accepted: Recycling, chargeable waste, Garden waste and General household rubbish (black bag waste or bulky items). What will NOT be accepted: trade waste. Make sure you read this important notice before travelling or you may not be allowed into the Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

Council Tax call 0300 1234 171

Cornwall Housing call 0300 1234 161 for advice regarding all council housing matters

Bereavement Helplines call 01872 252713 between Mon-Fri 9 am -4 pm or  call 01726 829874 between Mon-Fri 10 am – 6 pm

Government website for Covid-19 advice such as social distancing, isolating at home and Universal credit

People Hub Helpline – call 0333 0150699 was launched last month by Cornwall Development Company, on behalf of Cornwall Council, offering employment, skills and training information and support to all residents during the current Covid-19 pandemic.  Over the last six weeks, People Hub has been providing crucial information to callers from across the county and continues to support them on a range of issues, from employment and redundancy to benefits and financial help.  People are encouraged to call the helpline on 0333 0150699 and speak with one of the Advisers to find out what support is available for them. The People Hub is open from Monday to Friday between 10 am –5 pm.

Public Toilets – West Pier or Sloop only. 


Bible Christian Methodist St Peter’s Street invite people together in touch through their website

St Ia and St John’s are hosting ‘virtual services’ for those wanting spiritual nourishment – do follow us on Facebook or sign up to our mailing list by emailing the vicar ( If you need someone to talk to about spiritual matters, or anything else you are facing, please email Nick or get in touch through our website to arrange a time to talk.

Sacred Heart and St Ia Catholic Church has information on its website


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Stennack Pharmacy call 795047 – opening hours: Mon. Thurs, Fri 08.45 am – 6.15 pm, Tues, Wed 08.45 am – 7 pm  closed for lunch 1.30 – 2 pm

Leddra Pharmacy calls 795432 opening hours: Mon-Sat 9 am – 5.30 pm closed for lunch 12.30 – 1.30 pm. Can deliver locally

Boots Pharmacy High St call 795072 – opening hours: Mon-Sat 9 am – 5.30 pm closed for lunch 12.30 – 1.30 pm Sun 10 am – 4 pm

Carbis Bay Pharmacy call 799025 or through Facebook – opening hours Mon-Fri 9 am – 6 pm closed for Lunch 1 – 2 pm Sat 9 am – 12 pm

Helplines and help websites

Anxiety UK call 03444 775 744

Breathe Communities – Facebook Gatherings: Thurs / Fri / Sat 10.30 am. Would you like a daily call? 07812110273 or email

Childline 0800 1111

Cornwall Hospice Care call 01726 829874

Counselling for Social Change offer one free 30-mins session 364722 or email

Cruse Bereavement support

Dentist: Phone your own dentist for an emergency number. If you are not registered with a local dentist, call 0333 405 0290 or email, for out hours call 111.

Disability Cornwall 759500 advice & help

Domestic Abuse Support call 0300 777 4 777 or 01872 225629 or email

Kernow Carers Service call 0800 587 8191 or email

LGBT Switchboard call 0300 330 0630 between the hours 10 am – 10 pm

NHS Direct call 111

MHFA England – Personal Mental Health Advice

Samaritans call 116 123 

Silverline for older people 0800 470 8090 8am–8pm

YoungMinds – Young people feeling anxious

Support for Families or call  0300 1234 101

Valued Lives  01209 901438 option 1.

Exercise at home apps and websites



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BBC Andrew Cotter video (YouTube) – commentary on his dogs. It is priceless!

Ideas from Tate St Ives make marbled paper/chocolate artworks/spin painting/op art plant pot

Local Quiz Facebook– Liz’s Quizzes – raising money for local charities and win some prizes too! Join in on Saturdays!

National Trust – book before you visit. 

Paradise Park Penguincam

Penlee House Gallery – learn from home

Penwith Gallery – virtual tours – Facebook

St Ives Library & Information Service– Monday to Saturday 9:30 am – 4 pm open for click and collect service and public computers.  For more information visit St Ives Town Council webiste

Friends of St Ives Library virtual bookclub email or Facebook

Join Cornwall Libraries every Wednesday at midday for an online Lego club.

Story Writing Competition (primary & secondary school-age)


Allotment Deli

St Ives BID updates


Community Shopping Scheme

Asda Volunteer cards. If you’re self-isolating you can buy a volunteer card and email it to whoever is doing your shopping. Or you can order a physical card if you prefer.

Co-Op Community Shopping Scheme. If you’ve been instructed by the Government to stay home, you can purchase or top up our Community Shopping Card by calling 0800 029 4592. The card will be posted to you within 2-3 working days and friends, family or volunteers can use this to do your shopping in-store.

Tesco Volunteer cards. To help you stay safe at home, you can now buy a Tesco Volunteer e-Gift Card and email it to whoever is doing your shopping. They can use this to pay for your Tesco shop.

Banks & Building Societies

Barclays Bank 0346 7345345 Mon, Tues, Fri 9.30 am – 2.30 pm

Yorkshire Building Society – Mon – Fri – 9.30 am – 2.30 pm


Food For Families emergency food parcels call 07925 298587 or on Facebook.

St Ives Community Free Food Share

  • Palemon Best on Tue at 12.30 pm and Fri at 5.30 pm                                 
  • Rugby Club on Thur at 12 pm and Sat at 8 pm

St Ives Foodbank 07958 390303 or facebook

Food Pantries

Food pantries where you can donate, take and/or swap food.

  • Food pantry, Ayr Field Bus Stop – Sponsored by Ayr Stores
  • Food Pantry, Penbeagle near the vet’s goods can be donated, free to collect
  • Food Pantry, Bus Stop near, Rugby Club, Alexandra Road – Sponsored by Ayr Stores
  • Food Pantry, opposite Stennack Surgery – Sponsored by Ayr Stores
  • Food Pantry, Carbis Bay Pharmacy


Allotment Deli call 794578 opening hours Mon-Sat 9 am-3 pm

Ayr Stores call 791800 Mon-Sat 6 am – 6 pm, Sun 6 am – 12 pm – Can deliver

Baker Tom’s Bread is at the car park of Badger Inn, Lelant from 09:30 am on Fridays.

Brocante339856 – Mon – Sat 10:30 am – 5 pm

Carnellis Stores call 796685 Facebook –  Mon – Fri 7 am – 8 pm Sat+Sun 8 am – 8 pm Can deliver

Co-op Stennack 797232 Tregenna Pl 796092 Royal Sq 796494 Mon – Sun 7 am – 10 pm

  •  OAPs and key workers priority hour Mon-Sat 8 am – 9 am and Sun 10 – 11 am.
  • Tregenna Place Co-Op has John Lewis click and collect service.

Costcutter – Carbis Bay call 754059 – Facebook

  • Will deliver on Wed & Sat. £2 orders under £25, free over £25.

Costcutter, Corva Road call 798958 Mon-Sat 8 am – 10pm Sun 10 am – 10 pm

Ferrells Bakery call 797703 Mon-Sat 9 am – 2 pm Deliveries locally – Facebook

The Floral Shop Gabriel St call 797286 opening hours Mon-Sat 8 am – 1 pm

Harvey Bros Butchers call 795073 or (Facebook page for Penzance branch) Mon-Sat 8 am – 4 pm Deliveries locally

Johns (off licence) – 795797 – Mon-Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Makers of Fine Food – Tues – Sat 10:30 am – 2 pm

McColls Tregenna Place 447105  7 am – 3 pm

Norway Stores 794657 open every day 8.30 am – 6 pm

Osbornes 449212 Mon-Sat 9 am – 5 pm – Delivers locally  – Facebook

Pure Silver Design – 793618 – Wed-Sun – 11 am – 4 pm (Private appointments available at other times)

St Ives Bakery798888 – Mon-Sat 8.30 am – 3.30 pm

St Ives Bookseller – 796676 – Mon-Sun 11 am – 4 pm – can deliver

St Ives Farmers Market or Facebook now doing online orders. Thursday at Guildhall 9 am – 12noon

Tesco  8am-8pm. Mon, Wed, Fri Priority hours – OAPs and vulnerable: 9 am-10 am NHS workers: Tues & Thur 9 am-10 am

Trink Dairy or Facebook 24hr vending machine. Cash, change given

Cafe / Restaurants – takeaways/deliveries only

Albatross Fish & Chips 07580007970 – Facebook opening hours: Thurs – Sat 4 pm – 8.30 pm. Contactless cards on collection only.

Balnoon Pub 797572

The Balancing Eel – See Facebook for menus & updates – Tuesday – Saturday 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Becks Fish & ChipsFacebook – re-opening from 21st May. See website for more info

Bens Kitchen – email to place orders: – See Facebook Email orders by 6 pm Tuesday for delivery Friday or Saturday. Wines also available to order

Blas Burgerworks797272 closed for winter, however, offering Burger in a box service. Check Facebook for details.

Cafe Art – Facebook799450 – 8 am – 2 pm

Cornish Bakehouse (Wharf Road) 9 am – 4 pm

Cornish Bakehouse (Fore Street) 9 am – 4 pm

Cornish Bakery – 793470 – 8 am – 4 pm

Curry Garden 799003 (Just Eat) 5.30 pm – 11 pm

Halsetown Inn – 650291

Harbour Fish & Chips 799295 12 pm – 9 pm

The Harbour Fish & Chips 797661 12pm-9pm

Harbour View House coffee and cake Mon-Fri 9 am – 1 pm

Hong Kong Kitchen 798257 5 – 11.30 pm

Hub – Mon – Thurs 12-3pm & 5-9pm See facebook or website for menus Friday , Saturday 12-9pm 12-9pm

The Loft – Sunday roasts only 07704 083 325

The Mermaid – See Facebook for menu- 796816 – Fri & Sat only.

Makers, Street an Pol 10 am – 4 pm

OlivesFacebook07875585759 – Open if weather is dry – Mon – Sun 10 am – 4 pm

Pels – See facebook for menus. Pre-order and pre-pay only and you will be advised of a collection slot. Will offer a 10% discount for NHS staff. Serving Thurs – Saturday 10.30 am – 2.30 pm, Sun – 10 am – 4.30 pm

Porthmeor Beach Cafe – daily 12 – 7 pm. Takeaway only

Porthminster Beach Cafe – email to place orders: See Facebook page menus updated every Monday email to book a slot for delivery Friday or Saturday include your name number & order collection slots between 5pm-8.30pm

Rajpoot 795307 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Scarlet Wines 757878

Source Kitchen The Digey 799487 or Facebook see website for menu and groceries – Delivers or click and collect

St Ives Pasty Bakery – 793900 8 am – 5 pm

St Ives Pizza Company 794030 Fri & Sat 5 pm – 9 pm, Sun – Tue 5 pm – 8 pm

  • Cinema Shop – Mon – Sat 11 am – 3 pm

St Ives Street Food – Worldwide street food – Monday-Saturday 12 noon – 7 pm

Talay Thai KitchenFacebook for menu. Orders can be placed from 4:30 pm with collection times 5 pm – 9 pm. Payment over the phone only.

The Mex – 797658 – 5 pm – 8 pm – Phone to order and then collect

Yellow Canary – Facebook – Takeaway Teas, Coffees & cakes Monday-Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

Yeungs – 799982 – Daily from 5 pm

Warrens – Tregenna Place – Facebook – Monday – Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

Warrens – Whard Road – Facebook – Monday – Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

West Beach Cafe – Daily – 12 till 9 pm


A1 Cars 797700 – 8 am – 8 pm or call day before to book

D J Cars 796633 – pre-bookings 9 am – 11.30 pm

Mobile Post Office – Carbis Bay – Facebook Tues & Thur 9 am – 12 pm Memorial Hall 

Post OfficeThe Wharf 795986 – Mon-Fri 10 am – 4.45 pm, Sat 9 am – 12.30 pm.

Post OfficeTregenna Hill – Mon – Fri 8.30 am – 5.30 pm, Sat 9 am – 12.30 pm

St Ives Times & Echo & Stationery 795813 & Facebook

Cash Machines: Barclays Bank / Co-op Stennack / Wharf Post office / Colenso (pay to withdraw). Don’t forget, you can use the Post Office counter to withdraw monies from your bank account.

More Deliveries:

Celtic Fish & Game Mon, Weds, Fri 797404

Little Palais Cheese, wine, cider, beer and more  07307430 098

Matthew Stevens Fish call to place orders: 795135 Mon-Fri 9 am- 2 pm. Can deliver or collection

Pilchard Press Alehouse – email – See Facebook for details – BACs or cash on delivery

St Ives Cider  – contact or messenger @stivescider – min orders £30

St Ives Food Company 794709 Click & Collect Fri. Delivers Mon, Wed and Thurs

St Ives Shellfish & Mackerel – see Facebook for next landing and delivery times

Local shops doing online Sales:

Candy Shoppe – Store Open Tue, Fri, Sat 11 am – 3 pm


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Electric and Gas Call your supplier to credit meter if you are unable to get to a PayPoint provider:

British Gas 0333 202 9802

EDF 0333 200 5100

EON 0345 052 000

nPower  0800 073 3000

Scottish Power 0800 027 0072

SSE 0345 0262 658

LiveWest Tenants Hardship Grants  0300 123 8080 

Royal Mail: it is safe to send and receive mail. Services are running as normal


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Volunteer and offer Your Time – 07880 436478 –

Cornwall Council accommodation for key workers. 
If you can offer a place,

Cornwall Appeal for Foster Carers If you can help, please call 
01872 323638

Public Transport Limited service for key workers & essential journeys.

Cornwall Community Foundation is raising money to support families in Cornwall.


Business Support

Small Business Grants 0300 1234 171

HMRC Employers 0300 200 3200

HMRC Employees 0300 200 3500

HMRC Self employed 0800 0195 559

Grants for Small businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces; regular market traders without their own business rates assessment; B&Bs paying Council Tax; charity properties with * charitable business rates relief 03001234171

Lots of advice in one place: 

Cornwall & IOS Growth Hub  01209 708660 or 9 am -5 pm  
Online Security businesses
 National Cyber Security Centre or at home


Cornwall Council – Advice for Carers

Family Support 01872 322277 or online here. If you have urgent concerns or are worried about a child or young person’s safety, please telephone 0300 123 1116

Turn2us national charity providing financial help.

St Ives Community Fund for key needs of residents in financial difficulty now. or

Stop Fraud – website that helps you spot fraud

Telephone & Internet Fraud Always check with your bank if you are not sure why you have been contacted and always question why you have received an email from someone you don’t know. Report fraud 0300 123 2040 Online security

William Pearce Chard Charity Trust for St Ives people in need. Contact Sarah Keverne at St Ives Town Council by 30 May 2020 at:


St Ives Town Investment Plan

St Ives Town Investment Plan for up to £25m is being worked out. You can join these groups:

  • Housing, Business
  • Finance and Banking
  • Culture
  • Heritage and Sport
  • Digital Industries and Connectivity,
  • Food and Fisheries
  • Green Transport and Energy
  • Young People,
  • Skills and Training
  • Sustainable Tourism

Email for more details and if you have an idea


What Do You Know About the Old Vicarage Flats and Community Room?

Old Vicarage Flats planning image

The fine old building, acquired by St Ives Community Land Trust to convert into six affordable flats for local people, has been a focus of life in the town since the 1830s, yet has been somewhat forgotten in recent years. So, the CLT has asked St Ives Archive to collect the history of the former parsonage and community building. Did you go to nursery there, had your wedding reception there, or went to meetings such as the WI and the camera club. What are your memories and do you have any photos?  If so, please contact Read more about our history project

Taking Photos?

Pedn Olva Hotel closed during Covid-19 lockdown on Sunday 3rd May 2020
Pedn Olva Hotel closed during Covid-19 lockdown on Sunday 3rd May 2020

St Ives Archive is collecting photos taken during these extraordinary times of St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant and Halsetown only –  in particular of places that don’t normally get recorded. Include the name of photographer, date and when and where the photographs were taken. Please don’t take photos of people who might be recognisable.  You need to agree that the photos can be assigned to the Archive for future use. Please email


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Keep regular sleep hours

Going to bed when you feel tired and getting up at roughly the same time helps teach your body to sleep better. Try to avoid napping where possible.

Confront sleeplessness

If you are lying awake unable to sleep, do not force it. Get up and do something relaxing for a bit, and return to bed when you feel sleepier.

Create a restful environment

Dark, quiet and cool environments generally make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Write down your worries

If you often lie awake worrying about tomorrow, set aside time before bed to make a list for the next day. This can help put your mind at rest.

Move more, sleep better

Being active can help you sleep better. These videos can get you going, but remember to avoid vigorous activity near bedtime if it affects your sleep.

Put down the pick-me-ups

Caffeine and alcohol can stop you falling asleep and prevent deep sleep. Try to cut down on alcohol and avoid caffeine close to bedtime.

Tips on managing anxiety and OCD

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Limit the news and be careful what you read

Limit the amount of time you spend reading or watching things which aren’t making you feel better. Perhaps decide on a specific time to check in with the news

Stay informed by sticking to trusted sources of information such as the Government and NHS websites

Have breaks from social media and mute things which are triggering

Mute key words which might be triggering on Twitter and unfollow or mute accounts

Mute WhatsApp groups and hide Facebook posts and feeds if you find them too overwhelming

Wash your hands – but not excessively

Stay connected with people

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Increasing numbers will join those already in self-isolation so now might be a good time to make sure you have the right phone numbers and email addresses of the people you care about.

If you’re self-isolating, strike a balance between having a routine and making sure each day has some variety.

It might end up actually feeling like quite a productive two weeks. You could work through your to-do list or read a book you’d been meaning to get to.

The mental health charity, Mind, recommends continuing to access nature and sunlight wherever possible.

Do exercise, eat well and stay hydrated.

AnxietyUK suggests practising the “Apple” technique to deal with anxiety and worries.

Acknowledge: Notice and acknowledge the uncertainty as it comes to mind.

Pause: Don’t react as you normally do. Don’t react at all. Pause and breathe.

Pull back: Tell yourself this is just the worry talking, and this apparent need for certainty is not helpful and not necessary. It is only a thought or feeling. Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are not statements or facts.

Let go: Let go of the thought or feeling. It will pass. You don’t have to respond to them. You might imagine them floating away in a bubble or cloud.

Explore: Explore the present moment, because right now, in this moment, all is well. Notice your breathing and the sensations of your breathing. Notice the ground beneath you. Look around and notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch, what you can smell. Right now. Then shift your focus of attention to something else – on what you need to do, on what you were doing before you noticed the worry, or do something else – mindfully with your full attention.

Coping With Stress

 If you’re feeling overwhelmed, write down and share with someone you trust:

  • Things you feel you have little or no control over
  • Things you feel you have some control over
  • Things you have lots of control over

This can be anything from work-related activities, to home-schooling, to money and everything else in between. Once you have your list, talk about it, and identify what you can focus on.

Focus on the Positive

It’s all about the little wins at the minute and remembering to look for the good things that happen to you. When you look for positivity your brain remembers and the more you do it, the more good things you will notice which will hopefully make you feel happier. The NHS Free App can help you build confidence, energy and a positive mindset.

Continue to access nature and sunlight wherever possible.


Express your emotions

It’s important to express your emotions rather than bottle them up. Talk to someone you trust, or ask for help.

It’s okay not to be okay

A piece of music, a smell, a word or phrase can trigger your feelings. That’s normal. If you’re working with others, let someone know and, if it helps, take yourself away for a time.

Your loss is important

It’s normal to grieve the loss you’re experiencing and perfectly normal to feel the emotions –don’t fight them and don’t put yourself under pressure to be strong.

Give yourself time

There’s no normal timetable for grieving. Be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.


This information is produced by the St Ives COVID coalition

St Ives CLT Charter Group, St Ives BID, The Co-op, Cornwall Council, St Ives Churches Together, Age UK Local volunteers, Volunteer Cornwall, St Ives Town Council, Stennack Social Prescribing.


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National Lottery Fund

National Lottery Fund

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