Here in this blog we will include the latest information about the services and the help that the Blaby District Council will be offering during this difficult time. Further updates will be regularly posted in the following page: https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council/coronavirus/ 

Our community

  • Residents with an urgent need should contact the Council by phone or email. For non-essential enquiries please visit the website for service information instead.
  • Protecting vulnerable residents is one of the Council’s priorities. If you are isolating and need support, please fill the form embedded in the website. Simultaneously, if you would like to volunteer, register your interest using the other form.

Services

  • Services like physical activity programmes, bulky item collections and Leisure Centres are suspended.
  • Refuse and recycling collections are continuing as normal.
  • Parks -except for the play areas and play equipment- remain open. 
  • Buses and Trains are running a reduced service until further notice.

Health Centre 

  • The Urgent Care Centre based at Enderby Leisure Centre is open. However, DO NOT go to the centre if you have Coronavirus symptoms. 

Businesses

To support UK businesses in this unprecedented time, the Council has developed some resources and guidance. For example:

  • Financial support to UK employers with PAYE scheme to continue paying part of their employee’s salary.
  • Ability to contact an adviser who will support each business in regards to Coronavirus and the impact that it may have in them. 
  • Access to online business resilience support.

Leicester City Council: Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

On 29 June Leicester City Council published the lockdown extension article.  It explains that people 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 asked to close.

This means the city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on July 4 as planned, and shops that were allowed to open on 15 June will have to close again from today 30 June.

The latest figures obtained by the city council show that 3,216 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Leicester since the start of the epidemic. Of these, 944 cases were reported in the last two weeks. These figures include the number of patients and staff testing as positive in hospitals, known as Pillar 1 figures, and positive cases identified in testing centres, known as Pillar 2. The council did not previously have access to the Pillar 2 data, but this is now being provided on a weekly basis.

People in Leicester are being advised to stay at home if they can, to maintain two metre social distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and to strictly limit their contact with others from outside their own household.  Anyone who thinks they have symptoms should stay at home along with the rest of their household until they have been tested. Anyone who tests positive should stay at home for seven days, and members of their household should stay at home for 14 days.

please visit - www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

Tel: 0300 124 0102

For further Government advice, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance