Response to updated Government advice

Residents to be cautious and to stick to step three of the roadmap

woman with face mask on social distancing in shop

Following updated Government advice about Leicester and a number of other areas, our director of public health, Mike Sandys, has issued the statement below.


We became aware last night that the Government had updated its advice for Leicester and note that the City Council hadn’t been contacted by the Government or Public Health England.

Clearly we’ll be keeping a close eye on figures but given discussions with national officials, the fact Leicester has lower variant numbers than other parts of the country and a plan in place, we’d encourage all residents to be cautious and to stick to step three of the roadmap which came into effect on 17 May.

The most important thing is to get your vaccine when you are offered it and come forward for your second dose.

Mike Sandys, Leicestershire County Council’s director of public health

Step three of the Government’s roadmap came into effect on 17 May - guidance includes:

  • You can meet up to 30 people outdoors
  • Indoors, the rule of six or a larger group of up to two households is allowed
  • Indoor hospitality - pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, concert halls, children play areas, hotels, B&Bs, indoor exercise classes - are allowed

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