This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information and news with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information.


Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March

Thousands more employees will able to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) after the eligibility date was extended to 19 March 2020, the government announced today.

Urgent dental care services across the South West

Since the Prime Minister announced social distancing measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19, a set of restrictions on daily activity to contain the spread of the virus were introduced.

MP's Column

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me with messages of support for Boris Johnson. I will pass these on.

Government and Cornwall Council act quickly to help small businesses

MP Derek Thomas has praised the speedy and effective work of both Government and Cornwall Council which is ensuring that Cornish businesses will receive more than £281 million in grant funding to help cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

MP's Column

I am acutely aware of how seriously nearly everyone is observing the social distancing regime. Thank you. Keeping the country safe, protecting our NHS and minimising early deaths is the Government’s overriding priority. We can beat the spread of coronavirus.

£75 million package to bring home people stranded abroad

The Government has announced a £75 million package to help Britons stuck overseas return home.

The funding will see the Government working in partnership with the airline industry in measures announced by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Q&As with Devon & Cornwall Police

With the current situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), Devon & Cornwall Police have pulled together some of the more commonly asked questions you might have.

Please visit for the latest official guidance and announcements.


Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds.