First local lockdown will see non-essential shops shut on Tuesday and schools close for most of the pupils on Thursday in Leicester over the Covid-19 surge. The loosening of restrictions for pubs and restaurants in England on Saturday will also not be taking place there.
The health secretary Matt Hancock said measures would be enforced by police “in some cases as the city had 10 per cent of all positive cases in the country over the past week as the city reported 944 positive cases in the two weeks to 23 June about one in 16 of the total UK cases during that period. 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.”
The new local measures would be in place for at least two weeks subject to constant review.