Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

Many businesses have been asked to close by the Government to help slow the spread of coronavirus.  From 24 March nearly all premises where people gather have been asked to close.

There's guidance on


From 21 March most leisure venues were asked to close, and restaurants, cafes, bars and public houses were limited to providing takeaway services.

Portsmouth City Council's Regulatory Services will be responsible for making sure that these closures and restrictions are being followed.


If you're concerned about a business that shouldn’t be trading but is still open, please report it via the website:

.Cllr Steve Pitt, Deputy Leader, Portsmouth City Council said: "The message to all of us is simple, stay in, protect the NHS, save lives.  That's why businesses have been asked to close to do their bit to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 


"We have advice and information on our website for businesses and employees to help and a dedicated Coronavirus Business Support Helpline 023 9284 1641 but all non-essential businesses must close. 


"If you're concerned about a business near you which is still trading then get in touch. 


"Please keep following government advice to stay in and check the council website for the latest local advice."


Get all the latest information here: