The Coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on the numbers of people who want to travel to and from the Isle of Wight. Far fewer people than usual want to cross the Solent at present and the Government has advised against non-essential travel.
Coming so soon after the disruption of Brexit, the effects of Coronavirus on business are particularly unwelcome. What can we do here in Portsmouth to protect our businesses and our staff as we inevitably see an increase in local cases?
Proving that Portsmouth is a versatile port alongside the familiar ferry, cruise and commercial shipping movements that usually take place, this summer will now feature the Emirates America's World Cup teams and their state-of-the-art foiling monohulls.
Portsmouth City Council's Building Safer Communities fund has £90,000 to spend on local initiatives aimed at making communities safer. To make sure that the fund has maximum impact, the team is working with people across the city to gather the ideas of local groups and communities.
A team of healthcare professionals are now available to treat rough sleepers at Yew House, the Homeless Day Service. The Homeless Healthcare Team includes a GP, nurse, mental health nurse and clinical psychologist, as well as health navigators and peer mentors who can help users find and access the wider support and services that they might need.