HIVE Portsmouth to co-ordinate local community support response to Coronavirus

Here is a  http://link to the plans for co-ordinating the local activities for residents from 20.3.20


Portsmouth City Council made the following announcement on 17th March 

Following the latest government Coronavirus advice, which includes minimising social contact, Portsmouth City Council is taking the sensible precaution to protect the public by reducing non-essential council services.

The decision has been taken to close non-essential services from today (17 March 2020) – further details on which services are affected will follow here throughout the day.

Our duty of care to residents remains our main concern, which is why we’re focusing attention on keeping essential services going.

This means our priorities are:

  • Continuity of care
  • Supporting vulnerable people
  • Maintaining the local economy

Status of services:

  • Adult Social Care– services are running as normal, but we have issued guidance about visiting care homes.
  • Fostering– recruitment events and drop-in sessions are now suspended until further notice.
  • Learning– the Learning Place and Employment and Skills (at PCMI, Cosham) are closed.
  • Museums and libraries– from tomorrow (18 March 2020), all museums and libraries (other than Central Library) will be closed.
  • Portsmouth International Port– there are temporary changes to Brittany Ferries sailing schedules. Please check the Brittany Ferries website prior to travelling. Freights remain unaffected and Condor Ferries is running an unaccompanied freight service for goods.
  • School admissions – if you wish to contact the Admissions Service, please email them at

This page is being updated by PCC with the latest information – last updated 17 March 2020.