coronavirus; covid-19

£1,000 Fixed Penalty Notice issued

We have visited the café again today with the support of the police and after observing customers in the premises and using the seating areas outside, have this afternoon issued a £1,000 Fixed Penalty Notice for breaching Covid restrictions. This specifically relates to the use of seating areas.

We have also served another Fixed Penalty Notice for obstruction to a director of the café under the same regulations which requires them to pay £400 within 28 days.

Majority of City Council services remain available during lockdown

We are keeping the majority of Council services running as usual during the national lockdown period, while ensuring the safety of residents and staff.

We are also introducing extra support in key areas, such as ensuring vulnerable residents have the help they need and administering grant schemes to support businesses.

The following arrangements are in place until 2 December:

Bin collections and recycling centres

Plymouth residents urged to act now as COVID-19 cases surge

Plymouth’s Director of Public Health is calling for a concerted city-wide effort to stop Plymouth becoming a ‘high risk’ area, as COVID-19 cases surge by 350 in a week.

Dr Ruth Harrell is warning that if COVID-19 cases in Plymouth continue to rise at the current rapid rate, within days the city could be designated a ‘high risk’ or tier 2 area, meaning further restrictions for residents and businesses.

Cases are now rising faster in Plymouth than at any other time in the pandemic and there are now 138 cases per 100,000 residents, well above the average for the south west.

Plymouth residents urged to act now as COVID-19 cases surge

Plymouth’s Director of Public Health is calling for a concerted city-wide effort to stop Plymouth becoming a ‘high risk’ area, as COVID-19 cases surge by 350 in a week.

Dr Ruth Harrell is warning that if COVID-19 cases in Plymouth continue to rise at the current rapid rate, within days the city could be designated a ‘high risk’ or tier 2 area, meaning further restrictions for residents and businesses.

Cases are now rising faster in Plymouth than at any other time in the pandemic and there are now 138 cases per 100,000 residents, well above the average for the south west.

New scheme to help people access food and essentials during COVID

Plymouth City Council is launching a new scheme to ensure that people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials because of the impact of COVID-19 are able to access them.

The Council has received almost £343,180 from the Government’s Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies to help those most in need due to ongoing financial difficulties caused by the pandemic.