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Restrictions lifted for some businesses in Leicester city

31 July 2020

Late yesterday evening Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced new rules on social gatherings in some areas of Northern England. It means people in these areas will not be permitted to mix with other households (apart from those in their support bubbles) in private homes or gardens.

However, together with local leaders, the government has also agreed on a number of positive changes for Leicester. While social gathering restrictions remain in place in Leicester City, the area will benefit from the lifting of restrictions that took place on 4 July in England, and all local restrictions currently in place in the neighbouring borough of Oadby and Wigston will end.

From Monday 3 August restaurants, cafes, bars and hairdressers in Leicester City can get back to business but leisure centres, gyms and pools will remain closed. In addition, cinemas and museums will open and religious ceremonies will be able to take place.

View the full announcement.