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Our response to the coronavirus outbreak is continuing – and our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

We are currently working through the detail of the latest government announcements which affect Leicester city and parts of the county. 

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Increased restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire announced 

Waste sites closure as coronavirus measures stepped up

A glass bottle being recycled

Leicestershire County Council has taken the decision to close all of its recycling and household waste sites until further notice.

The move follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcements of strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

As part of the measures announced by the Government, people may only leave home to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where ‘absolutely necessary’ to shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.

The county council has also announced that it is closing its children and family well-being  centres, again until further notice, as well as, from tomorrow, locality offices used by adult social care staff.

Weddings which are booked  at the council’s  registration offices across the county have also been cancelled and will be re-arranged at a later date. People will still be able to register deaths.

This is a challenging situation, we’re doing everything we can as a council and it remains vital that residents follow Government advice as it is clarified. We all need to play our part to stop the spread of coronavirus and save lives

On Sunday, all country parks across the county were closed until further notice with the council encouraging people who can openly access sites to follow strict social distancing

All museums and libraries are also closed. 

Coronavirus Council Updates 

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