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Covid - latest information

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country 

Following the government announcement on 14 June, we will update what that means for our services as soon as we can.

You can find more information about current restrictions and what you can and can't do.

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Prevent the spread of the virus

Remember the 'hands, face, space guidance'. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser, wear a face covering where it is mandatory or where social distancing may be difficult, and stay 2 metres apart from people outside your household or support bubble.

By following the guidance, people across Leicestershire have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities.

As the UK moves to the next phase in our fight against coronavirus, the most important thing we can do is to stay at home, and in doing so, save lives.

Please see the latest government guidance

Symptoms and testing - when to book a test

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

If you have any of these symptoms, book a test online or call 119, and only leave home to get tested.

Recommended safety measures to take during essential car sharing

You are not allowed to car share with someone from outside your household or your support bubble unless your journey is for an exempt reason. See the latest government guidance on car sharing.

We have produced A3 posters in nine different languages, which can be downloaded and used to promote these suggested measures.

Car sharing A3 poster - English  Opens new window

Car sharing A3 poster - Bengali  Opens new window

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Car sharing A3 poster - Hindi  Opens new window

Car sharing A3 poster - Polish  Opens new window

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Car sharing A3 poster - Slovak  Opens new window

Car sharing A3 poster - Somali  Opens new window

Car sharing A3 poster - Urdu  Opens new window

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