Coronavirus Information

Exit from National Lockdown - May/June 2021

A national lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 4th January 2021.

However the country is now slowly moving out of lockdown, based on the numbers of Coronavirus cases dropping nationally, along with the success of the Covid vaccination programme.

The Government has published a 'roadmap' with details of the key dates and arrangements for exiting the current lockdown, during Spring 2021. Details can be seen on the Government website.

You can also view this summary of the steps which are being taken to move out of lockdown over the coming months.

Conversations About Covid

Leicestershire County Council in undertaking a project to explore and capture the experiences of Leicestershire residents, in terms of the impacts of the pandemic on our communities.

We would like to hear from you, about your experiences of the pandemic, how it has affected you and those around you.

You can find out more about this project in this section of the website.

Transport to Appointments during the Pandemic

A number of community based organisations and charities are offering transport to appointments for people who require support with getting to appointments, including Covid vaccination and other medical appointments.

You can find out more about the community transport provision in your area, in this section of the website.

Rapid Community Testing for Covid

You may be eligible for a rapid asymptomatic community test (lateral flow test) if:

  • you are key worker;
  • you are not currently able to work from home;
  • you do not currently have symptoms of Coronavirus

You can find details of the places in Leicestershire and Leicester City which are offering free, rapid community-based Covid tests on this section of the website.

Information and Support

As we know, the impacts of the current outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone, all over the world.

Here in Leicestershire, we are committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our residents and communities.

We will continue to post relevant information regarding Coronavirus here on the Leicestershire Communities website.

Below are a series of links to other websites providing information about Coronavirus.

If you are concerned that you may have symptoms of Coronavirus, contact NHS 111.