Swimming at Coverack has been given the green light again after tests show no reason to believe it is not safe.

On Thursday the parish council warned people to stay off the beach, after a burst sewage main caused sewage to spread across the road and into the sea.

South West Water worked quickly to pump away the waste and carry out repairs to the pipe.

The Environment Agency said it was also monitoring the situation closely.

The water company was back in the village yesterday carrying out further tests, with the samples showing nothing to suggest the water was unsafe to swim in.

Businesses in Coverack received an email yesterday from South West Water's waste water network manager saying: “The discharge which reached Coverack beach has since been alleviated by two complete tidal cycles and we have no reason to believe the bathing waters are not safe to use.

"The Environment Agency and beach manager have been kept up-to-date with progress.”

The reassurance is being welcomed by businesses in the village and is also good news for the many locals and visitors who will no doubt be glad to get back on to the popular Lizard Peninsula beach for the start of the weekend.

There are a number of events coming up in the village over the next two weeks, including a coffee morning in aid of the RNLI at Bakery Cottage between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Tuesday, and Coverack School's fundraising obstacle race on the school field from 6pm on Friday, with slides, tunnels and tyres to clamber over, plus barbecue and stalls.

Then, the following week, Coverack Village Early Summer Pisky Trail begins on Thursday, July 18, with trails available from Coverack Village Stores or The Old Mill Shop, and Coverack Carnival takes place on Friday, July 19 from 6.30pm.