Leicester East MP confirms COVID-19 restrictions according to new ‘tier system’ introduced by PM.

by Molly Kerridge

The Prime Minister announced a new tier system on Monday (OCT12) in order to control the spread of COVID-19, and Leicester has had some changes made to its local lockdown.

A warning sign in Leicester

Leicester East MP, Claudia Webbe, confirmed what tier Leicester is in, and what that means for seeing colleagues, friends and family.

She said: “Leicester will be on local alert level two. This means there will be a relaxation on private gardens to the rule of six.”

In tier two areas, pubs and other hospitality venues will still be allowed to open, in line with the 10pm curfew that was previously introduced by the Government.

However, the new restrictions in the tier system means that families and friends will still not be allowed to meet inside homes, but the ‘rule of six’ can now be applied to private gardens and parks, which was previously banned in Leicester.

City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, said: “The garden rule was one of the daftest things about the Leicester situation, so I’ll be glad to see that lifted.

“I made reference quite a few times to the fact that you could meet granny in a pub but not her own garden, now it seems things will be the other way around, but I need to read the small print to be sure.”