Lockdown measures increased in Leicester

Lockdown measures increased in Leicester

Stricter lockdown measures have been announced this evening in Leicester and surrounding areas because of a rise in coronavirus cases in the city.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said non-essential shops will shut on Tuesday, and schools will close for most pupils on Thursday, within the affected areas indicated.

The loosening of restrictions for pubs and restaurants will also not be taking place in the city on Saturday.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday evening, he added: "We recommend to people in Leicester, stay at home as much as you can, and we recommend against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester."

While Huncote is just outside the lockdown area, the advice to residents is still to stay at home as much as possible and to travel elsewhere than Leicester for any essential shopping you may need, until the lockdown conditions are eased again.

More details can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/local-action-to-tackle-coronavirus.

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:21 by Clerk to the Council

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