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Staying safe when out by myself or with my friends

At the moment, everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.                                       This means that you must not meet up with your friends, even if you all may be feeling fine, because you may be carrying the virus and could spread it to friends and family. Three weeks may seem like forever, but we need to make sure we are keeping more vulnerable people safe from catching the virus and this is something you can do to help.  

Fortunately, there are lots of ways to keep in touch online!

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are safe places to live, but it is important that you know and understand where and when you might be in danger, and take steps to stay safe......

staying safe when out Never leave home without telling your parents/carers where you are going
staying safe when out Tell someone you trust if someone is making you feel uncomfortable.
staying safe when out If you go out with your friends make sure you stay together even if you fall out.
staying safe when out Shout loudly if someone is asking you to do something you are not happy about.
staying safe when out Never take shortcuts. Always stick to routes selected by parents and carers and stay on main roads where you can.
car image Never accept a ride from strangers...and if you are offered a lift from someone you know, consider how well you really know them
mobile phone image Make sure your mobile phone is charged, and you have enough credit to text or call someone in an emergency or know where you can access wifi or ask for help.

Trust your feelings

If you think a place or person feels or looks unsafe, back away, go to somewhere you feel safe, tell someone or call someone to meet you.

Sea safety +

You’re 500 times more likely to drown on a non-lifeguarded beach so we always recommend that you choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags, where the lifeguards can see you. But we know that young people will go to swim and jump where there are not adults around to help or keep you safe.

The RNLI have these tips for staying safe:

Water is unpredictable, youth messages poster


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