Coronavirus Information

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Exit from National Lockdown - July 2021

The national lockdown restrictions in England were lifted on Monday 19th January 2021.

The rules are now as follows:

  • People do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people they do not live with. There are no limits on the number of people that can meet in groups. Covid-19 has not gone away and there is government guidance on the actions people can take to keep themselves and others safe.
  • The requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted however it is recommended and expected that people wear face coverings in crowded areas.
  • The government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can.
  • To help stop the spread of covid-19 in workplaces, it is recommended that:
    • where possible steps are taken to increase the amount of ventilation
    • there continues to be an increased cleaning regime
    • people are encouraged to wash their hands regularly and hand sanitisers are provided where possible.
  • Any staff or volunteers with covid-19 symptoms must self-isolate. You should not allow someone you know is self-isolating, to come to work.
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable people are advised, as a minimum, to follow the same guidance as everyone else. You can read further guidance on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
  • The government encourages organisations in higher risk settings to use the NHS Covid Pass as a condition of entry, in order to reduce the risk of covid-19. This will especially be the case in large crowded settings where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household.

Information and Support

As we know, the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic were felt 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.