Latest Plymouth news and COVID-19 update

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Plymouth nE

26 March 2021

COVID restrictions 29 March

COVID-19 restrictions change next week

From Monday 29 March, further COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed.

People will be able to meet outside in groups up to a maximum of six people (the Rule of 6) or with one other household, though people from different households will still need to maintain social distance. This will apply in all outdoor settings, including private gardens. 

While the number of COVID-19 cases in Plymouth remains low, it is up to us all to help stop the spread of the virus. Please can everyone remember Hands, Face and Space at all times. And, if you are an essential worker or in a parent/child care support bubble, please use our community testing centres for regular testing. 

Find out more about testing 

Are you eligible for a COVID vaccine?

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People in Plymouth who are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine are being urged to book an appointment before the end of March while there are thousands of spaces available at the Home Park vaccination site.

Everyone aged 50 and above, people with underlying health conditions or health and care workers are among those now eligible for a vaccination.

They are being encouraged to book an appointment for a first dose before the supply constraints begin in April.

Getting the vaccination will take around and hour and making an appointment is simple using the National Booking Service via the website or by calling 119.

Book your vaccination now

Could you be a COVID community champion?

COVID Community Champions

Do you want to help your community stay up-to-date and informed about the latest COVID-19 information?

We’re looking for COVID-19 Community Champions to volunteer and help share accurate information quickly with local communities and networks.

Community Champions will be fully supported to carry out the role and there’s no need for training – simply sign up and start helping!


Sign up here

It's time to name to the Poole Farm beavers!

Mr and Mrs Beaver

Mr and Mrs Beaver have been settling into their new home in their re-wilding enclosure for the past few months.

We asked a number of local primary schools to help us give them proper names and we've whittled down their suggestions to a final few.

So, now's your big chance to vote on the names. We've got some lovely individual suggestions and some that go together, so choose wisely!

You've got until Wednesday 31 March. We'll announce the chosen names soon after.

Vote here

Let there be light

Keeping watch

Some of our key monuments on the Hoe are now lit up at night.

From dusk to midnight, five statues now have lights shining on them - the Royal Air Force and Allied Air Forces monument, the Merchant Navy and Armada statues as well as Sir Francis Drake.

It is part of our plan to light up our landmarks and celebrate our heritage wherever and whenever we can.

When the time is right, we want people to enjoy being out in the evenings and to be drawn to our amazing waterfront.

March meals are on us

Community meals

We will be paying for all Adult Community Meals (meals on wheels) for existing clients for the month of March.

The cost of around 4,000 meals will be covered to help ease financial pressure for some of our most vulnerable residents.


Find out more 

Got a spare five minutes?


On Thursday 6 May, residents in Plymouth will have their say on who represents them in the local elections.

In order to vote, you must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 19 April. If you are already on the register, then you may want to register to vote by post.

It’s easy and takes just five minutes to apply online.

Find out more