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Non-essential retailers in Leicester forced to close again


Non-essential retailers in Leicester have been placed on lockdown again following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city.

The decision comes just two weeks after non-essential retail in England was allowed to reopen. Schools in Leicester have also been put back into lockdown.

The situation comes as the rest of England prepares to ease restrictions on the hospitality sector and some of the beauty service sector from Saturday, July 4. However, the easing of these restrictions will not apply in Leicester.

Suburbs of Leicester, such as Oadby, Birstall and Glenfield, will also be affected by the stricter measures, according to a BBC report. The Daily Mirror has also published a map of the area affected by the new rules.

Are you a non-essential retailer in Leicester? We’d like to hear your story. Please email Emily.bridgewater@bira.co.uk

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