Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 5 May 2020

Find below the daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, given by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP.

Welcome to today’s Downing Street press conference. I’m joined by Professor Angela McLean, Chief Scientific Advisor at the MOD.

Ministerial thanks after £25 million in business support grants paid out

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has praised Adur & Worthing Councils for distributing over £25m of COVID-19 business support grants. He is now urging those eligible but yet to claim to come forward to receive vital funds.

Vital support offered to Adur and Worthing’s homeless

Dozens of vulnerable people presenting as homeless are receiving vital support and shelter as part of wide reaching measures from Adur & Worthing Councils. Since the Coronavirus lockdown was announced by the government, the number of single people presenting as homeless in Worthing has gone f

COVID-19: The updated situation in West Sussex

Below is the updated COVID-19 situation in West Sussex, reposted from Tim Loughton MP website. 

Recorded Cases 

There are 1172  recorded cases in West Sussex according to the latest data from Public Health England.

Household waste recycling sites

New Grant Scheme to Support Seafood Businesses in England

The government has opened for applications a new Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme. This will fund projects that will help seafood businesses in England increase the supply of local seafood to domestic markets.