The rule of six applies outside. Due to the lockdown coming in from Today the Royal Parade Travel Shop is closed until further notice. Yesterday, there were major traffic jams in parts of Plymouth - and queues to get into shops - as people flocked to the city's supermarkets and shops ahead of and the lockdown announcement. "The case rate in the over 60s is 85/100,000 though significantly higher in Exeter (155.9/100,000). Plymouth has 72 new positive cases of coronavirus, the latest government figures show. These include washing hands, wearing face coverings and keeping distance from others, as well as isolating if you have the virus or are a close contact of someone who does. The restrictions state that people should only meet with other households outdoors and in groups of no more than six, work from home if possible, stop non-essential travel and reduce the number of journeys they make. “We need to remember that this is not forever. They cannot mingle with anyone outside the group they are with, even if they see other people they know. Mr Pollard does not feel going into Tier 2 would do enough to help the city control the virus. Director of Public Health for Plymouth, Ruth Harrell added: “The recent fall in the number of COVID-19 cases in Plymouth is down to the brilliant effort of city residents in getting behind the lockdown and sticking with the guidance on staying safe. While Plymouth will now be in a High Alert area due to the change in criteria, I know Plymouth businesses will be relieved that they can reopen and start trading again in this critical period. “It’s been very tough for all businesses – particularly the hospitality and retail sector so it is crucial that we all help our businesses. There has been a rise in cases in the following areas: Derriford & Estover (five to six), Higher Compton & Eggbuckland (five to six), Plympton St Mary (six to eight), Plympton Chaddlewood (four to five), Efford, Laira & Crabtree (14 to 17), Plympton St Maurice (five to six), Mutley (27 to 29), Devonport, Mount Wise & Morice Town (nine to 10), City Centre, Barbican & Sutton Harbour (56 to 59), Cattedown & Prince Rock (21 to 23), Millbay & Stonehouse (15 to 17), Plymstock Elburton (eight to 10), Honicknowle & Manadon (13 to 14), Crownhill (six to seven). A Taranaki man who sent a number of schools into lockdown when he walked the streets with a 40-centimetre imitation gun has been warned by a judge to take his medication. Restaurants and cafés can’t take multiple bookings, and tables can’t be shoved closer together. Funerals can have up to 30 mourners, with only 15 people allowed at the wake. We'll be bringing you the latest news, information and reactions to the lockdown lifting in the blog below. All retail - including non-essential shops - can stay open. Note: the data is for the period ending four days ago - October 24. Plymouth City Council want to remind punters hoping to hit the pubs the dos and the don'ts to enjoy the festive period safely this year. In total there were 53 Conservative MPs who voted against the Covid-19 restrictions. Facebook; Twitter; Share View more share options. Plymouth City Council has responded to the people filling its comments sections, mentions and replies questioning its information and denying the existence of the Virus. 3. 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We can expect to enter Tier 2 within a matter of days if this trend continues. Take action now and wear a mask, wash your hands and practise social distancing.Protect yourself, protect your family, protect Plymouth. Plymouth's director of Public Health wants to remind everyone to take the guidance and rules seriously. I would urge people to shop local and use the stores that employ local people – but do so safely. Tier two restrictions stop people from mixing with other households indoors, with the exception of people in 'support bubbles'. The second national lockdown has come to an end today, meaning each area in the country has been placed into a tier under a new set of Covid-19 restrictions. And alcohol can only be served with substantial meals with table service only. Council leader Tudor Evans OBE called for the city to unite, to be kind to each other and to work together to do whatever it takes to try to reduce the infection rate. However, you still have to follow the rules for Tier 2 and can only see people you do not live with/people not in your designated support bubble, in a garden, park or other outdoor space. Read more. A new three-tier strategy of local lockdown measures for England has been announced by Boris Johnson in efforts to curb rising Covid-19 rates. Officially called the 'Local COVID Alert Levels,' it ranks every village, town, city and region into one of three tiers. "Take action now and wear a mask, wash your hands and practise social distancing. "Informal childcare can also be provided via childcare bubbles.". We have defeated threats to our city before and we will again. Plymouth City Council has just shared the most recent figures for coronavirus in the city. Can groups mingle if they see each other at the pub? "We are really looking forward to tomorrow night, we are open until 8pm for late night shopping and giving customers a free glass of prosecco and a mince pie between 5pm-8pm in the shop. Don't travel into Tier 3 areas unless necessary for things like work or education. It is understood that Plymouth is in the medium, or 1, risk level, along with most of the country. report. Pubs and bars can open in Tier 2 areas but only if they are operating as restaurants. Plus, nowhere that's gone into Tier 2 has gone back down to Tier 1, he says. "There is absolutely no room for complacency. Weddings and funerals have been given the OK to go ahead, but only 15 people can attend a wedding ceremony, and 30 attend a funeral. Copy this link. Business bosses said: "We are super excited and we have had a revamp so the place is looking epic!". Instead, he is calling for a two to three week circuit-breaker lockdown, like there is currently in Wales and Scotland, as he believes this should help control the R-value - and ultimately help us have a 'more normal' Christmas this year. So the answer is yes, but only if you are eating a substantial meal with your drinks. For our full story on today's figures, click here. A spokesperson said: "Plymouth will be in tier 2 ‘High Alert’ area when the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December. Remain open in all circumstances, but universities can do more online learning. in Devon, case rates are 121 cases per 100,000 overall. Platters are a bit more nibbly and are a no-no. Plymouth has seen a 'jump' in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus, official government figures confirm. Should be good fun.". Royal Parade Travel Shop in Plymouth closed. “The ending of the lockdown does increase the risk of the virus spreading as more people will be out and about, so it is vital that we all keep our guards up. “The number of cases in the community is also being reflected at the University Hospitals Plymouth. We are open for browsing, borrowing and prebookable PC use, hooray!Find out the opening days and times of each library aswell as information on our safety measures when visiting us on our website: https://t.co/393JYtRhdc@plymouthcc #Plymouth pic.twitter.com/EOqxFUw1FE. Coronavirus is still on the rise in 36 counties, cities and boroughs around England as Leicester could be forced into a local lockdown … You can read more on the Tier 2 restrictions here. The Plymouth City Centre Company says businesses are doing everything they can to follow the rules, and there has been a "good" level of compliance. The latest data shows 72 new cases today and a total of 387 in the last seven days. Glenholt & Widewell (six), Southway (4), Kings Tamerton & West Park (11), North Prospect (seven), Keyham (seven), Mannamead & Hartley (10), Peverell (16), Ford & Blockhouse Park (10), Stoke & Pennycomequick (13), Plymstock Hooe & Oreston (eight), Plymstock Goosewell & Staddiscombe (three). If you have any concerns, issues or questions related to working safely guidance please use the online query form at Covid-19 Working Safely Query or email email@example.com. Article share tools. No. Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health and social care, explained that in Devon, case rates are 121 cases per 100,000 overall. However, mixing households indoors, apart from support bubbles, will … What restrictions would be introduced in Tier 2? linger - what if there is no room at the inn? This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants. Plymouth City Council has also warned that the city is moving closer to Tier 2 restrictions, while all eyes are on the city as it begins to make national headlines. book ahead - the cafes and restaurants that are open will be busy, only book a table with your household or support bubble indoors, wear a face covering except when you are eating, follow the guidance of hands, face and space and we’re adding pace- don’t neck your drinks, getting squiffy makes it hard to keep your distance, keep to the rule of six people outside, including in a garden or a public space, behave and be kind - do what bar and waiter staff ask you - this is really tricky for everyone, Snog under the mistletoe with strangers, or friends for that matter, mix or mingle with anyone you don’t live with or who is not in your support bubble indoors, either at home or in a public place. One of Plymouth's largest employers has confirmed it has sent "a number of employees home" after an outbreak of Coronavirus at its site. Rule of six limits apply outdoors. The advice is to work from home if you can. With a new set of rules coming into force, here's what you need to know. "I feel nervous, anxious and excited to open for sit down! If there is no room, go home. Find out what the rules are in your area of the UK, by entering your postcode below. The Plymouth City Centre company is reminding people to follow the rules and "act now" to avoid being put into Tier 2. This virus is having a terrible impact on some families in Plymouth. What would happen if you met in a large group? You cannot meet anyone socially indoors, unless they are from your household or support bubble. "Brickfields Sports Centre and Plympton Swimming Pool in Plymouth, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active, will reopen their doors on Wednesday 2 December.". Queues begin to form outside of the entrance for the stores outside of Drake Circus, Some queues were spotted outside shops in Drake Circus this morning, as the lockdown lifted and Plymouth went into Tier Two, The shop in Saltash will be holding a festive late night shopping tomorrow evening, One of the shop owners getting into the festive spirit, Lots of businesses are offering free or discounted meals - like Georgie Rowe from Mrs Browns, have been placed in Tier 2 and Cornwall in Tier 1, who helped families in need during lockdown. SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place. Under the previous system, every area in Devon and Cornwall fell into the Tier 1 category. They said: "We are so excited to be opening again we’ve been up since 5am! Welcome back!! Taxi marshals will be on hand at closing time to help people get into taxis and to keep the queues at the rank socially distant. So a sausage roll served with vegetables, salad, potatoes would cut the mustard. "We are also seeing some people’s lives blighted by ill-health for months after initially recovering from the virus. So don’t let lockdown get you down and put a dampener on the Christmas shopping, shop locally from the comfort of your home and support your favourite Plymouth stores. ‘Long covid’ is now recognised as a serious problem. It’s been a real hard November but you have to stay positive. Here are the dos and don'ts when enjoying Tier 2 this year. Coronavirus misinformation: a thread by us. They were joined by 15 Labour MPs, eight DUP and two independent MPs. This means there are only a handful of reasons why you'd be permitted inside someone else's home, or to permit someone from a different household into your home. The Government moved to a three-tier lockdown system earlier in October. 15 guests can attend marriage ceremonies and receptions. Owner Georgie Rowe says she's "excited" to open today, and has some festive plans in the works. freshest new bar in southway Plymouth FACE - Cover your face in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. It is important that people are not tempted to mix households indoors and this is not permitted in tier 2 high risk areas. For those who want to drink there's some changes you need to know. National lockdown doesn’t need to mean a delay on getting festive. This applies at home or in a public setting. We can do this #plymouth https://t.co/DyBGXhgwgt. COVID-19 is still very much with us and we can’t afford to relax too much. The government moved to a three-tier lockdown system earlier this month. A number of wards at Derriford Hospital are once again being used to care for patients with suspected and confirmed COVID and visiting has again been restricted for the safety of staff and patients.". If a pub is serving a substantial meal, they can serve alcohol. They must call last orders at 10pm, though people only have to leave at 11pm. Plymouth at 'medium risk level' in three-tier lockdown system. There is now at least one confirmed case in every area of Plymouth. Ruth Harrell was addressing concerns that Plymouth could be heading for a local lockdown, despite being placed in the 'Medium' bracket of the Government's three-tier coronavirus system. "The health and safety of everyone on our site is our highest priority and we continue to communicate regularly with our workforce on the importance of social distancing and observing strict hygiene practices.”. She said: "We are opening our Christmas room tomorrow I’m doing a full video tour this evening on everything! New figures from NHS England show one mor epatient who tested positive for coronavirus has died at the hospital. The Lockdown Bar Grill & Function Room Southway, Plymouth. “The virus spreads very easily in confined, indoor spaces so it is especially important to take extra care in the run up to the festive season. People can only mingle with their household/support bubble. Keep following the instructions and slow the spread of the virus. It comes after concerns were raised after 200 Babcock workers were seen getting off buses - many allegedly without masks - and walking together to Devonport Dockyard. You can still contact us on 01752 662271. "Protect yourself, protect your family, protect Plymouth.". Credit: Plymouth Live The owner of a cafe in Plymouth has been issued with a £1,000 fine after continuing to provide a table-service during lockdown. As you will all be aware England is now in another National Lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can stay in a hotel with people outside your household but you shouldn't share rooms and should be outside when mixing with them. Sadly no. Hospitality businesses selling food or drink must provide table service only, as long as they are Covid-19 secure. Deputy leader Pete Smith said: “No one wants to be the Christmas Grinch, but don’t let a few days of letting off steam ruin all the great work that has been going on to really bring the infection rate down. The good news is that pubs can close at 11pm rather than 10pm - but must stop orders at 10pm. “We are not saying don’t go out, we are saying if you do, think before you drink don’t put our businesses on the brink.”. "Sadly, we have seen 85 people in Plymouth die from COVID-19 related illness and we will see more. "This is very worrying and if the rise continues at the current rate we are only weeks, or possibly days, away from being designated a high risk area, which would mean more restrictions for families and businesses. 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