Coronavirus / Covid-19 Extended Lockdown

The Covid-19 lockdown has been extended for the City of Leicester and some adjoining areas of Leicestershire, including the whole of the Boruogh of Oadby and Wigston (Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston).

The City of Leicester has seen a rise in Covid-19 cases in June 2020, so the government in Westminster announced on Monday 29th June that an extended lockdown would happen to try and control the spread of the virus.

The government say that the lockdown is due to be reviewed on 18th July.

Where is the lockdown zone?

The map below shows the boundary of the lockdown zone. A postcode checker is available to see if you are inside the boundary. This zone includes Leicester City, Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park), Glenfield, Glen Parva, Leicester Forest East (east of the M1), Thorpe Astley, Birstall, Thurmaston and all areas of Oadby and Wigston.

The extended lockdown zone is the area within the red boundary

Key Updates

Local councils are waiting on extra detail about lockdown measures from the government and how it will be enforced.

Based on announcements so far, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council have the latest information on their Covid-19 page.

Other sources are:

About Covid-19 / Coronavirus

COVID-19 is an illness which can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a coronavirus. There are confirmed cases across the UK and it has been confirmed as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation – that means it’s spreading in multiple countries at the same time.

Getting Help

The links below provide further information on getting help if you require it:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

It is undoubtedly an overwhelming, uncertain time for all of us – and taking care of your physical and mental health is important. The links below can help you foster wellbeing from home and provide sources of help.

Key Updates

Support for Businesses

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

Liberal Democrats win from both Conservatives and Labour to keep majority on Oadby & Wigston

2017 Parliamentary Candidate Zuffar Haq with newly-elected Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors after the count on Friday
2017 Parliamentary Candidate Zuffar Haq with newly-elected Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors after the count on Friday

The Conservatives suffered the loss of their group leader, as Liberal Democrats gained 4 of their council seats and one from Labour in a successful defence of their majority on Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

In Wigston, the sole Conservative lost his seat in Meadowcourt as new councillors for that ward David Loydall and Sharon Morris joined Cllr. Robbie Eaton.

In South Wigston, Council Leader John Boyce, Cllr. Richard Morris and new councillor Rosemarie Adams were returned to hold the ward. The other new councillor in Wigston is Clare Kozlowski who was elected in St. Wolstans along with Cllrs. Linda and Frank Broadley.

All the other changes happened in a series of hard fought contests in Oadby. In Woodlands, new councillor Amandeep Kaur defeated Conservative leader Bhupendra Dave. In St. Peter’s, Ian Ridley took another Conservative seat, whilst Lily Kaufman held onto her by-election win in Uplands from Labour.

The final Liberal Democrat gains were completed in Oadby Grange, where Naveed Alam picked up one of the 3 seats the Conservatives were defending.

All the other seats were held by the sitting Liberal Democrat councillors, leaving the final totals Liberal Democrats 24 councillors, Conservatives 2.

Oadby and Wigston is now one of 22 councils across the country where the Liberal Democrats have an outright majority.

Full council results are on the Oadby and Wigston Borough Council web site.