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Following on from the Government’s announcement last night regarding the plans for localised tightening of the coronavirus rules in Leicester below is an update on the situation as it stands on 30 June.

At this stage our understanding is that it affects the whole of our Borough and will be for a 2 week period initially.

The health facts as we know them now

  • Leicestershire has 10% of all the Covid-19 hospitalisations in England at the moment.
  • We are on a different track to the rest of the country.
  • The rate of infection is stable, but not declining as it is elsewhere.
  • The R rate is 1, so it isn't accelerating, but the government need to hit it hard and early to stop that happening.

What does this mean to us as a Borough?

  • Non-essential retail will be shutting again from Tuesday 30th June 2020.
  • Further opening measures planned for the 4th July won't happen.
  • Schools will close on Thursday 2nd July till the end of term.
  • Planned changes to shielding won't go ahead.
  • Non-essential travel across Leicester should be avoided.

This is the official map which shows the areas which are included in Leicester's tightened localised lockdown (within the red line boundary). This includes all areas of Oadby and Wigston.

Leicester Lockdown Map

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council websites will be updated throughout the day.

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