The British chef has been living in his £4.4million home alongside his four children and his wife, Tana Ramsay.
Ramsay spoke about how lockdown has impacted his life on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, teasing that every day was like “groundhog day”.
But the chef has been criticised by local residents, who are concerned that Ramsay is putting local people “at risk” travelling from London to the countryside during the pandemic.
Many have also pointed out that the government has urged Britons to remain in their “primary residence” so as not to put additional strains and demands on local services.
“This over-privileged t*** cares nothing for the people who live here,” tweeted one person.
“To him we’re just ‘locals’ who should know our place.”
How can you clap for Key Workers when you are in your second home in Cornwall using vital resources and putting local people and our key workers at risk? Such hypocrisy, arrogance and disregard for government directives designed to keep us safe.— Mary Flynn (@Roo2904)April 5, 2020
Another added: “The rules are clear, don’t go to your holiday home, a rule the even applies to celeb chefs”.
However, some people defended Ramsay, with one person tweeting: “He has a home in Cornwall and if he chooses to live in it whilst this crisis is with us why is that a problem, he’s not on holiday.
— Ari the spider 〓〓 (@Arithespider1)April 4, 2020
“Don’t make out that he’s this or he’s that, he brings a lot to Cornwall including investment and work for local people in the projects he runs.”
Criticisms against Ramsay come after MPs in the South West of England warned that tourists would put unnecessary strains on the NHS.
Last month, Steve Double, MP for St Austell and Newquay urged tourists not to come to the area.
Mr Double said on Facebook: “We have enough to deal with on our own without people coming here with the virus.
“As a proud Cornishman I never thought I would say this, but please do not come to Cornwall for a holiday in the coming weeks.”
The Independent has contacted Ramsay’s representative for comment.