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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Local restrictions in Oadby and Wigston

New covid alert levels have been introduced by the Government. The borough of Oadby and Wigston is on a high local alert level.

The restrictions below will apply from 14 October.

If you live in the borough, this means that you cannot:

  • socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)

The following guidelines apply locally:

  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions can go ahead but will be restricted to a maximum of 15 people (down from 30). Other significant standalone life events will be subject to the ‘rule of six’ limits, except funerals (from 28 September).
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

You should:

  • continue to wear a face covering where it is required (unless exempt)
  • continue to practice good hand hygeine
  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where it is possible
  • walk or cycle where possible or plan ahead to avoid peak times on public transport

Read further details on what you can and cannot do as a resident or business in a high alert area.

The government’s expectation is the measures will be reviewed on a regular basis 

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