Residents in Leicester and its outlying areas are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be closed.
People are being urged to make essential journeys only and stay at home as much as they can.
The city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on 4 July as planned, and shops that were allowed to open on 15 June will have to close again from 30 June.
Schools will close from 2 July but will stay open for children of key workers and vulnerable children.
The relaxation of shielding planned for 6 July will not happen.
You can also use the Lockdown Postcode Checker to see if you’re in an affected area.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
Get tested if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Stay at home (self-isolate) – do not leave your home or have visitors. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also self-isolate.
- Get a test – get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, should also get a test if they have symptoms.
- Victoria Park, Leicester
- Birstall Park & Ride
- Spinney Hill Park, Highfields
- Evington Leisure Centre
Use this link to book a test: www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test