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Local measures announced to tackle coronavirus in LeicesterLocal measures announced to tackle coronavirus in Leicester

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced local measures to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Leicester. These include:

  • Additional testing capability and requiring anyone in Leicester with symptoms to come forward for a test.
  • Giving extra funding to Leicester and Leicestershire councils to support communications and translations into all locally relevant languages.
  • Through councils, support for those who have to self-isolate.
  • Working with workplaces that have seen clusters of cases to make them Covid-secure.
  • Non-essential retail shops have to close from 30 June and schools need to close from 2 July, except for vulnerable children and those of critical workers.
  • People are asked to stay at home as much as they can and strictly observe social distancing rules.

The Government recommends against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester.

The relaxation of shielding measures cannot now take place in Leicester from 6 July, and measures to ease the lockdown in England from 4 July (opening of bars, restaurants and haridressers) have been postponed in Leicester for at least two weeks, when there will be a review.

Oral statement to Parliament, Local action to tackle coronavirus, 29 June 2020. The measures apply to the city of Leicester, and the surrounding conurbation, including for example, Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield.

Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks, press release by Leicester City Council, 29 June 2020

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