A second New Year's Eve fireworks display in Cornwall has been cancelled over concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Truro City Council said it was "with regret" that it was cancelling its plans for the December 31 fireworks, saying it did not want to put any more strain on the NHS.

It joins St Ives in cancelling the New Year's Eve celebrations for this year, where the Business Improvement District (BID) said it hoped to run an even in 2022 instead, perhaps to tie in with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Truro City Council said: "It is with regret that Truro City Council has decided to postpone this years New Year's Eve Fireworks display to a future date due to the current and predicted position of the pandemic.

"At this time, we want to ensure that we do not in anyway assist the virus to spread or to put any additional strain on our NHS and essential services.

"We would like to thank our sponsors, and everyone involved in planning the event for their support and generosity.

"We obviously wish all Truro residents a safe and Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year."

St Ives BID said that last week that the New Year's Eve display in the town would not take place after discussions with Cornwall Council and input from Public Health.

St Ives BID Manager Sarah Stevens said: “Whilst we are disappointed not to go ahead with fireworks this New Year’s Eve, our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our community, and the people who visit St Ives.

“We look forward to working with our stakeholders and partners to ensure 2022 showcases St Ives as brightly as ever, and wish everyone a safe and restful Christmas and New Year.”

The BID and St Ives Town Council said it would be keeping in place additional medical cover organised for the town on December 31, along with the increased CCTV services, to help support anyone visiting the town centre that evening.

Restaurants and bars remain open, but advance booking is required at most venues.

"The BID ask people to avoid large gatherings in the streets, and for everyone celebrating New Year’s Eve to follow all Government guidelines, act responsibly, and to be respectful of others at all times," added a spokesperson.