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Updated 5 January 2021

Current measures to protect Plymouth

The Government has announced national lockdown restrictions from Tuesday 5 January.

Our Plan to help keep Plymouth safe

We have developed a Local Outbreak Management Plan (LOMP) to keep our communities, businesses and visitors safe. The plan sets out measures to minimise further local outbreaks of COVID-19 and respond quickly to limit the spread of the virus in the event of an outbreak.

Number of cases in Plymouth

The number of cases in Plymouth has been rising rapidly. You can find the information on confirmed cases in Plymouth on our Position in Plymouth page.

Local contact tracing

The Council, in partnership with Public Health England, launched a locally supported contact tracing system on Thursday 26 November.

The scheme will see local, Plymouth-based Council staff support efforts to find people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

If the NHS system cannot make contact with a local resident after two days, their details will be passed onto our service to help find additional contacts.

While on the phone, call handlers will address any queries or questions around welfare and wellbeing as well as helping with any test and trace support payments.

Test and Trace Support Payments

The Government has announced a new payment to support people who face financial difficulty if they have been instructed to self-isolate on or after 28 September 2020.

Visit our NHS Test and Trace Support Payments page for more details.

Advice helpline

We are here to help.

If you have any issues, concerns or need advice on Coronavirus please email the Public Health Team at or call 01752 668000.

We are here to support and work with our residents and businesses. It is important that we all work together to keep our city safe.


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