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Find below the latest Government announcements and support available locally and nationally in response to COVID-19.

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ESIF project partners

ERDF funded projects

MHCLG has produced a list of common Questions and Answers on the Covid-19 response for partners delivering ERDF projects. Read the FAQs >

ESF funded projects

DWP has produced a list of common Questions and Answers on the Covid-19 response for partners delivering ESF projects. Read the FAQs >

EAFRD funded projects

RPA has produced a list of common Questions and Answers on the Covid-19 response for partners delivering ERDF projects. Read the FAQs >

Apprenticeship programme

The Government has published some guidance for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training, assessment and external assurance in response to the impact of COVID-19. Read more >

Community & volunteering toolkit

Cornwall Council has put together a Covid-19 community toolkit to support volunteers helping people across Cornwall. The pack has a list of key contacts and other useful info to help people to support each other with things like shopping and befriending. Find out more>

Support for businesses

The Growth Hub is helping businesses navigate the support and guidance available on COVID-19. Their website and team on the phone offer up to date signposting of all the latest initiatives and provisions intended to help businesses though these unprecedented times. For more information visit: www.ciosgrowthhub.com >

Support for individuals and employees

The People Hub is a new service that provides information and guidance to individuals facing employment issues or wanting to develop new skills during the COVID-19 and where to find further help.

Residents can call the People Hub phoneline on 0333 0150699.  It will be available between 10am–5pm, Monday–Friday, with an out-of-hours messaging service outside of those times.

People Hub  provides information and guidance about:

  • Employment and skills support programmes
  • Temporary staffing agency workers
  • Those under threat of redundancy or made redundant
  • Self-employed
  • Zero hours contract workers
  • Being furloughed
  • Retraining or developing new skills
  • Sick Pay and Processes

Government update on Coronavirus outbreak

Check out the Goverment frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak. Read the FAQS