On June 29, Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare Matt Hancock outlined local action in Leicester following an increase in coronavirus cases in the region.
This morning, the local councils defined the following areas of Leicestershire that are included in the local closure:
- in the Blaby district:
- Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park)
- Glen Parva
- Leicester Forest East (east of the M1)
- Thorpe Astley
- in Charnwood:
- all areas of Oadby and Wigston
Changes in the Leicester region
Restrictions will be introduced within this limit pending review from July 18.
- Non-essential stores that reopened on June 15 were asked to close as of today (June 30).
- Bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not reopen on July 4th
- Schools will close on Thursday July 2nd, with the exception of vulnerable children and children of key workers. They will only be opened again in the next semester
- The loosening of the shielding measures due on July 6 cannot now take place in Leicester
- Households with only one adult (those who live alone or only with dependent children) can still form a support bubble with another household
- People can still meet in a group of up to 6 people and only outdoors if strict social distance is maintained
- People in Leicester are advised to stay at home as much as possible
- We advise against all trips to, from and within Leicester