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Shielding Advice to Be Relaxed in Oadby & Wigston

Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Government will relax shielding advice in the Oadby and Wigston area in two stages on 10 August and 24 August. This is because the number of people with the virus in Oadby and Wigston area has fallen. You are advised not to travel into Leicester City, as you are more likely to come into contact with the virus in those areas.

This means, from 10 August:  

• you may, if you wish, meet in a group of up to 6 people outdoors, including people from different households, while maintaining strict social distancing;  

• you no longer need to observe social distancing with other members of your household; 

• If you are a single adult household (either an adult living alone or with dependent children under 18), you may from this date, if you wish, also form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household. All those in a support bubble will be able to spend time together inside each other's homes, including overnight, without needing to socially distance.  

From 24 August the advice to ‘shield’ in your area will be paused and you can now follow the national guidance. From this date, as with the wider population, the Government will be advising you to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding measures. Strict social distancing means you may wish to go out to more places and see more people but you should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household or support bubble.

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