The latest information, advice and support on Coronavirus and the Leicester Lockdown. 

Leicester Lockdown extension

A map of the local Leicester Lockdown

Residents in Leicester and outlying areas are asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks.  The measures have been put in place to stop the spread of infection and save lives. 

Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, (a high temperature, new continuous cough or a loss or change to a sense of smell) must stay at home and book a test www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or call 119

The announcement on restrictions was delivered in a speech by Matt Hancock www.gov.uk/government/speeches/local-action-to-tackle-coronavirus

The restrictions have been put in place pending a review on 18th July.

  • Non-essential shops that opened on 15th June have been asked to close.
  • Bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not reopen on 4th July
  • Schools will close on Thursday 02 July. As before, schools will stay open for children of key workers.
  • The relaxation of shielding, which was due to come in on Monday 06 July will no longer happen
  • Single adult households can still form a support bubble with one other household.
  • People are still able to meet in a group of up to six people outdoors, so long as social distancing takes place (2 metres)
  • People are recommended to stay at home as much as they can, advise against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester.  People can travel in and out of the area for work, but only if they cannot work from home.

The areas in the district affected by the Leicester Lockdown are:

  • Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park)
  • Glenfield
  • Glen Parva
  • Leicester Forest East (the area east of the M1)
  • Thorpe Astley
  • Some parts of Enderby (please use the postcode checker - below)

The red line on the map marks the area affected by the Lockdown.  Residents and businesses clearly outside the red line can continue as normal. Those inside the red line will need to follow local lockdown restrictions.

People are asked to make only essential journeys and stay at home as much as possible. Leave only for work or essentials (such as food shopping and caring for others).

A postcode checker is available on the Leicestershire County Council website, for anyone living within, or close to the 'red line' shown in the map. Information is also available by reading Leicestershire County Councils 'Question and Answer' section on their website.

The legislation governing the lockdown is set out in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020 

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30 June 2020
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