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New restrictions have been announced in Charnwood to stop the spread of COVID-19

Tighter rules are needed because cases of the virus are increasing amongst all age groups – particularly young people and those over 60.

Most of Leicestershire is in tier 1 – ‘medium’ risk. Residents in Charnwood and Oadby & Wigston are in tier 2 – ‘high risk’.

You can explore what the new High alert level means.

Coronavirus updates for parts of Leicestershire 

How to find help

Shielding update

Please see the latest government advice for residents who are shielding.

Leicestershire’s community hub

Our community hub brings together a range of help for people who’ve been identified as being most at risk from coronavirus and are isolating at home – and don’t have support from friends or family. This includes help with:

  • Getting medication
  • Getting food
  • Social care

The hub has been set up by the county and district councils across Leicestershire.

How to find help

  1. If the NHS has identified you, or the named person you care for, by letter as someone at risk of severe illness if you catch Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) then you should register your needs at:
  2. If you are aged 18 or over, live in Leicestershire and need help from social care, you can find information and refer online.

If you have concerns for the immediate safety of an adult you can find more information here: Protecting adults at risk.

Or call our Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0004

  3. If you need support other than Adult Social Care - for example loneliness or accessing food assistance - please contact your Local District Council.

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Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund 

The Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund is a £750,000 cash pot aimed at small/micro businesses to help them recover and future proof themselves from the effects of the coronavirus lockdown.

Applications are open and can be made for grants between £2,000 and £10,000. Businesses can use the money to ensure their survival by, for instance, developing online selling and diversify into new product areas.

There is currently no deadline for applications, but businesses should apply as soon as possible as funding will be allocated at a first come first served basis.

Apply now 


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