Lockdown 3

The government's announcement of a new national lockdown will have come as a bitter blow to all our city centre businesses. We had been hoping to kick off the New Year with renewed optimism after Christmas trading but the rapid rise in COVID infection rates has sadly led to even tougher restrictions with most businesses forced to close. We will now be working flat out over the next few weeks to do whatever we can to help you through this latest lockdown.

The government has announced new grants of up to £9,000 for businesses forced to close and we will be working closely with Plymouth City Council to get you that money as soon as possible. You can find out more on the grants available here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/invest/business-support/covid-19/business-grants 

These pages will be updated as soon as more details become available. There is also a helpline phone number if you have any queries Tel: 01752 308984 

For full details on the new restrictions and how they affect your business go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/46-billion-in-new-lockdown-grants-to-support-businesses-and-protect-jobs 

We hope this will be the last lockdown and that it won’t be too long before we can welcome back shoppers and visitors and launch our events programme and other ambitious ideas. Plymouth City Centre is well positioned for recovery with a huge programme of investment on the way. We look forward to working with you in the coming months to ensure the city centre and your businesses continue to prosper. 

If you have any questions or concerns, or want to publicise your online offering, take-out, delivery or click and collect services, or just want a chat please get in touch with our chief executive Steve Hughes at: Steve.hughes@citycentrebid.co.uk   

Shaping the Future of Our City Centre

Businesses have voted overwhelmingly for the Plymouth City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) to carry on its work for another five years. The City Centre BID was one of the first BIDs in the UK when it was set up in 2005 and has now been voted back in for a fourth term. The Yes vote was secured with a higher than average turnout for a BID election of 54 per cent - 13 per cent higher than in the previous ballot in March 2015.