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As concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our nation, we understand that people may have questions and concerns about visiting the Luxulyan Valley at this time.

Mental health has been flagged as a top concern associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. It is recognised that social distancing may take a toll on our mental health, especially during a high-stress and anxiety-producing global public health emergency. We also know that areas such as the Luxulyan Valley provide a connection to the outdoors and green space as well as opportunities for physical activity, which studies have demonstrated reduces stress and improves mental health.

The valley can continue to be used in a safe manner that allows people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits offered. In all instances, we recommend people follow national guidelines regarding the use of public spaces.

While there are no restrictions on the use of local parks, public footpaths and open spaces, we encourage all users to follow these recommendations:

  • Make sure you are following the latest government guidance on when to self-isolate.
  • Follow good hygiene practices.
  • Enjoy the valley on your own or with people that you are co-habiting with. Do not use it for social gatherings.
  • Maintain a 2m distance between yourself and other valley users.
  • While on footpaths, warn other users of your presence as you pass, and step aside to let others pass.

 For further information on social distancing click here.

Our valley has long served as a place where people can find respite and seek peace and restoration. During this time of uncertainty, this is required now more than ever. Let us all do our part to use it in a way that respects each other and public health guidance.