Council to help most vulnerable

The Council is answering the call to help extremely vulnerable people across the city.

Following yesterday's Government briefing, local authorities will be helping to distribute much needed food and medical supplies as well as providing much needed emotional and social support to people who most need it in the community.

It is all to help the most vulnerable who have been told by government that they must stay at home for the next 12 weeks.

Mayflower 400 Plymouth Programme - Latest Position

In light of the latest UK Government information and guidance regarding coronavirus, we are currently in contact with our many partners, event organisers and host venues in the city to work through the implications on the Mayflower 400 events and activity programme.

Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 events in March, April and May will be cancelled or postponed and we will announce details of what is happening on the Mayflower 400 website and through our social channels as soon as clear guidance is available.

Statement about major events in Plymouth

In light of the most recent government guidance about mass gatherings due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, Plymouth City Centre Company, Destination Plymouth and Mayflower 400 have made the decision to cancel or postpone a number of major events that were due to take place in Plymouth.

The following events will no longer take place in May:

Mill Ford School closes temporarily for deep cleanse

Mill Ford School has closed today as a precaution following a positive test by a staff member. The school has taken advice from Public Health England and Plymouth’s Director of Public Health and is undergoing a deep clean before it reopens on Tuesday.

The advice is that the school can reopen once the deep cleanse has taken place and that with standard hygiene measures in place, the risk to the others in the school community is not high. The school has a nurse who will be speaking to anyone who has had contact with the staff member and any parents who have specific concerns.

Statement about positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council can confirm that a Plymouth resident has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Public Health England is following up the case according to national guidance and protocol.

Dr Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health for Plymouth, said: “As indicated by the move to the Delay phase announced yesterday, we expect to see an increase in cases across the country, and that includes Plymouth. I’d like to reassure people that the City Council is working with partners following national guidance to limit the spread and impact of this virus.”