From today (5 Nov), a national lockdown begins, until 2 December 2020, with a number of restrictions in force to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Covid-19 cases are rising across the whole of the UK, and in other countries, and the Government has made it clear that we must all act now to control the spread of the virus and protect the NHS.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, the spread of the infection will reduce.
Information on the new national restrictions has been produced by Government, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. View more about the national lockdown restrictions here
. Changes to Council services
There are a number of changes to Council services and Council-run facilities as a result of the national lockdown.
You can find lots of information about our services, including how to apply, report and pay, on our website
Customer Services face to face appointments will not
be available during lockdown but the Council can still be contacted by phone on 01858 828282 or by email at email@example.com
The tennis courts in Welland Park, owned by the district council, will temporarily close and signage put in place, but parks, play areas, skate parks, and multi-use games areas will remain open, based on current guidance, with signage in place.
Football clubs and bowls clubs facilities will close.
Harborough Leisure Centre and Lutterworth Sports Centre will temporarily close - with an option for the public to access Everyone on Demand
online sessions and classes.
Public toilets, run by the Council, will remain open.
Harborough Market's food hall will remain open, selling food and some essential goods, but the non-food stalls in the general market hall will close. Full details of all the changes to Council services can be found on our website
. Coronavirus survey
Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent coronavirus survey, which was aiming to gather feedback on how the Council responded to the pandemic.
We received over 230 responses, all of which will help feed into our ongoing work to support residents and businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery process.Test and trace payments
A reminder that residents who have to self-isolate due to Covid-19 can, if they are eligible, apply for a one-off payment to help ease the financial impact of having to remain at home