Do you want to volunteer your time and help support your local community during the COVID-19 outbreak? 

Our country is facing a National Emergency from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In front of this unprecedented time, we are looking for volunteers to support our vulnerable residents.

What you could be doing?

We don’t know exactly in which activities you will be involved, but some examples could be:

  • Reaching out to citizens and providing the latest information and advice.
  • Walking dogs of people that are unable to do so.
  • Making a phone call to lonely or isolated people.
  • Going grocery shopping for the elderly or for those that can’t do it by themselves.
  • Posting email. 

If you enjoy working with people you may not have met before and you are flexible and keen to help in a crisis, get in touch with VAL. 

For more details, visit the following page:

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