The role of the Leicestershire police has always been to protect our communities. As the country is currently facing a National Emergency from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chief Constable from the Leicestershire Police has sent a message reassuring that their commitment hasn’t changed. Their main aim is still to protect Leicestershire citizens. 

Other key points were included in the message. Some examples are:

  • The importance of staying at home. Staying at home to reduce the amount of further cases of COVID-19 is vital if we are to give our colleagues in the NHS a chance to fight against Coronavirus. 
  • The rapid changes of the legislation. He encourages people to follow the Public Health England and Government guidance. 
  • The partnership with people around LLR to deal with various aspects of the COVID-19 crisis. He also emphasised that councils, the NHS, the military, volunteer groups and other blue light services are all working hard to protect vulnerable residents. They also work to enforce the Law and take pressure off NHS staff. 
  • The need to report non-emergency matters online via If you have an emergency call 999. 

Finally, he emphasised the need to work as a community to overcome the virus. In addition, he remind people that their behaviours can save lives. 

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.

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