Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health, Local Government
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Regional
Lead People/Agency: DHSC
Overview: The UK’s first full local lockdown has been announced in Leicester, with stricter measures imposed in the city. Non-essential shops have shut, and schools will close for most pupils starting July 2nd because of a rise in coronavirus cases. The loosening of restrictions for pubs and restaurants in England on July 4th will also not be taking place there.
It comes after the city council reported 944 positive tests in the two weeks to 23 June – about 1 in 16 of the total UK cases were confirmed during that period.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/local-action-to-tackle-coronavirus
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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: “The 7-day infection rate in Leicester is 135 cases per 100,000 people, which is 3 times higher than the next highest city. Leicester accounts for around 10% of all positive cases in the country over the past week. And admissions to hospital are between 6 and 10 per day rather than around 1 a day at other trusts.” – Health Secretary Matt Hancock