covid 19

We must start taking COVID-19 seriously again, says Director of Public Health

Due to a steep rise in cases Plymouth, Devon, Torbay, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, we have been named as an Enhanced Response Area by the Government.

The number of positive COVID-19 case numbers in Plymouth has continued to be higher than the national average over the past few months. Currently there are 568.8 cases per 100,000 head of population, which equates to around 220 new cases every day.

Grants available for Plymouth businesses closed due to coronavirus

Plymouth businesses that have been forced to close due to the national COVID-19 restrictions will now be able to apply for financial support through Plymouth City Council.

The Government’s Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme is available to support businesses that have been legally required to close and occupy a rateable property.

Eligible businesses can claim the following grants, based on their rateable value: