What a “Local Lockdown” Looks Like

The Government have introduced a local lockdown in the Midlands city of Leicester following a spike in Coronavirus cases there.

This is a step that we are likely to see more often as the fight against the virus becomes more localised and targeted. Here’s the list of practical advice given to local residents during this lockdown:

  • non-essential shops that reopened on 15 June have been asked to close from today (30 June)
  • bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not reopen on 4 July
  • schools will close from Thursday 2 July except to vulnerable children and children of key workers. They will not reopen until next term
  • the relaxation of shielding measures due on 6 July cannot now take place in Leicester
  • single-adult households (those who live alone or with dependent children only) can still form a support bubble with one other household
  • people are still able to meet in a group of up to 6 and only outdoors, provided strict social distancing is followed
  • people in Leicester are recommended to stay at home as much as they can
  • we advise against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester
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