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What is the G7 Summit?

The G7 Summit is a meeting of leaders from different countries.

It is called the G7, which is short for ‘Group of 7’ because seven countries are involved in the main group.

‘Summit’ is just another word for a meeting and these meetings are held in different countries each year.

This year Boris Johnson, our Prime Minister, will be welcoming the other world leaders to the UK and the G7 Summit will be held in Cornwall in Carbis Bay from the 11th to the 13th June 2021.

You may be wondering who will be participating in the G7 Summit and there will be leaders from seven main nations:

These are: UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy.

There will also be leaders joining from some additionally invited countries, these are:

Australia, South Africa, South Korea.

These leaders will talk about some of the things that affect the whole world.

An example of one of the topics of discussion will be the Coronavirus and they will talk together about how to prevent another virus like this spreading all over the world.

The leaders will talk about how countries can work together to stop global warming and the impact this can have on people and our environment if the world continues to get warmer every year.

They will discuss global trade, the ways countries buy and sell things from each other, how this is supported and how fair it is.

There will also be other topics.

How will the G7 Summit affect me?

You may be wondering how the G7 Summit being held in Cornwall in Carbis Bay will affect you.

Well, it will mean that there will be a lot of extra people coming to Cornwall between the 11th and 13th June 2021.

Some will be arriving a few days before the meeting and some will stay on for a while afterwards.

Because we are expecting so many people, special plans will be needed to keep everyone safe and to ensure they can enjoy their stay in Cornwall during this time.

You will probably see more police officers and police dogs out and about than you are used to seeing.

As well as keeping everyone safe, they will also be making sure we all know the rules about where we can and cannot go while the G7 Summit is taking place.

The police officers could be in police cars and vans, they might be directing traffic, or you may see them walking in the streets.

If you see them in the street you can talk to them and approach them if you are concerned about something.

Not all the police officers will be able to use BSL but they will be pleased if you can help by being patient with them, helping them to understand any questions you may have.

Remember, you can also use SignLive to contact Devon & Cornwall Police in a non-emergency situation or you can text or SMS 67101.

The police will be stopping some people to ask them questions about what they are doing and where they are going, this is called ‘Stop and Account’.

The police might also stop some people and ask to search them, this is called ‘Stop and Search’.

This means that they will check the person’s clothes and bags.

Carry identification.

If a police officer stops you, they will probably ask you to show them some identification to prove who you are and where you live.

We would therefore encourage you to carry identification with you.

The police officers know that not everyone has a passport or a driving licence but if you do, these are good documents to carry during the G7 Summit period to prove who you are and where you live.

But you can also carry other types of identification.

For example, this could be: a bus pass or a letter with your name and address on it, such as an electricity bill.

Some of the police officers will be carrying guns.

This may look a bit scary but try not to worry, they are really well trained, and they will be there to keep everyone safe.

Travelling in Cornwall during the G7 Summit.

Whilst the G7 Summit will be taking place in Carbis Bay, other places will also be affected, these will be:

- St. Ives

- Falmouth

- Newquay Airport

- St Mawgan

Some roads will be closed so cars and buses will need to use other routes.

Some bus routes and times will change because of this.

To find out about your bus times check the First Bus website at:

Train services will change too.

To find out about train times over the G7 weekend you can check the GWR website at:

Some areas in Cornwall will be closed while the G7 Summit is taking place. These include:

- The area around Tregenna Castle in St Ives

- The Maritime Museum in Falmouth

- The Carbis Bay Hotel and Carbis Bay beach

Most of the shops in St Ives and Falmouth will still be open.

All the other beaches, except the beach at Carbis Bay, will be open.

St. Ives School will be closed but the school will be notifying parents about this.

You may have heard there will be protests taking place.

Some people are planning to protest against the G7 Summit.

There may also be organised protests and marches around Cornwall.

These may also cause traffic delays so, if you really do need to be in the area, you should allow plenty of time because getting around will take quite a lot longer.

You might see police helicopters or drones in the sky but don’t be alarmed by this.

They will be keeping in contact with the police officers on the ground to help things run smoothly and to keep everyone safe.

Some of the changes will start happening from the end of May and will increase leading up to the G7 Summit.

There is a lot of information available on the G7 website, including maps about road closures, checkpoints, diversions and much more so please do have a look:

If you have any questions you can email the G7 team:

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