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Leicestershire coronavirus lockdown: areas and changes

Wednesday July 1st, 2020

Areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and what this means.uk_map_6488184XSml

On 29 June, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock set out the local action being taken in

Leicester following a surge in coronavirus cases in the area.

This morning, the local councils set out the following areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised lockdown:

in Blaby District:

Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park)
Glenfield
Glen Parva
Leicester Forest East (east of the M1)
Thorpe Astley
in Charnwood:
Birstall
Thurmaston
all areas of Oadby and Wigston

Changes in the Leicester area
Within this boundary, restrictions will be put in place pending a review from 18 July.

This means:

non-essential shops that reopened on 15 June have been asked to close from today (30 June)

bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not reopen on 4 July

schools will close from Thursday 2 July except to vulnerable children and children of key workers. They will not reopen until next term

the relaxation of shielding measures due on 6 July cannot now take place in Leicester

single-adult households (those who live alone or with dependent children only) can still form a support bubble with one other household

people are still able to meet in a group of up to 6 and only outdoors, provided strict social distancing is followed

people in Leicester are recommended to stay at home as much as they can

we advise against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester

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