Leicestershire, Oadby and Wigston placed on ‘high’ tier in COVID-19 pandemic

by Harry Shellard

Leicestershire, Oadby and Wigston were all placed on the Covid 19 ‘high’ tier on Tuesday (OCT13), with a huge second wave of the virus taking hold of the north west of England. 

This means that a review of the regulations will take place every 28 days, and this will expire after a six-month time period. 

People in this area are still limited to a one household support bubble indoors and the rule of six outdoors including gardens. 

Schools and universities will remain open in these areas but relevant provisions will be made where needed. 

The rest of Leicestershire and Rutland have been placed in the medium tier which means they can enjoy greater freedoms compared to the centre of the city. 

The director of public health for Leicester was asked by BBC Radio Leicester whether the government has gone far enough with the new tier system for Covid restrictions. He responded with. “I’m not sure they have.”