Hosting the G7 is a huge opportunity for Cornwall – but hosting the summit during a pandemic presents a unique set of public health challenges.
Cornwall Council would like to reassure residents that their health and safety will always be at the forefront of all planning around the event.
The council’s public health team is working closely with colleagues in Devon & Cornwall Police and the Cabinet Office to identify and consider all the necessary safety measures that need be in place in order to mitigate risk.
This applies to residents, delegates taking part in the summit itself, the media attending, the extra police officers required, and all the other measures that might be needed for the benefit of local communities, including increased testing capacity.
The Council’s Public Health team monitors a variety of data sources daily to keep track of Covid-19 case numbers and routes of transmission. Together with a multi-agency approach, this local knowledge will help ensure robust measures are implemented and guidance is followed to make the event as safe as possible for all concerned.
You can find the latest Covid-19 information, including case numbers, here.