Message from Scott Mann MP on Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused severe disruption around the world; the potential pandemic is a cause for concern and all levels of government, Public Health England and the NHS are taking the threat seriously and working hard to contain it.

Our economy and our public services are robust, and we find ourselves going into this coronavirus outbreak in a strong place. There will undoubtedly be disruption to supply chains and production during the next few weeks and as a government, we must support people and provide a bridge for business during this temporary drop in our economic outlook.

SMEs with under 250 workers make up the majority of businesses in North Cornwall, and the Government is using fiscal action to support these businesses by refunding all Statutory Sick Pay for 14 days from the first day of illness.

We will ensure that the NHS has all the resources it needs to combat coronavirus. We will support people if they fall ill by paying statutory sick pay for all workers advised to self-isolate from the very first day. Many of my constituents are self-employed and we will support you by making it quicker and easier to access benefits – from the very first day of illness. The minimum income floor will also be removed for Universal Credit.  The Government has also implemented a £500m hardship fund for local authorities.

It is important to me that my constituents receive up to date information concerning the outbreak, and I will be posting updates from the Government and NHS on my website and on my Facebook page.

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK, and information about the virus and its symptoms is also available on the Government’s website. These pages will be continually updated.

1 Comment

  • Jeni says:

    The UK ‘economy’ might be robust but Cornwall’s economy is not!
    We rely on tourism, many businesses are totally dependent on visitors all year round. After 3 years of Brexit nonsense, 3 huge storms in Feb and early March…now a global pandemic…we are being crippled.
    Nothing in the budget will save Cornish businesses from going under in the next few months. So you can expect Cornish unemployment to soar…
    Try going around Bodmin, Camelford, Tintagel, Bude, Launceston and talking to small businesses for the true picture…

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