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MetiNews.Com - The government has announced strict new rules for shoppers who are placed under local lockdown
Breaking News ! The government last night announced that Leicester had become the first UK city to go back into lockdown. Following an apparent spike of coronavirus cases in the city, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that restrictions will tighten for those living in the city - despite having been eased for only a matter of weeks. One of the biggest changes to restrictions has been that to shopping rules, and it has given us an idea of what a local lockdown could look like for the rest of us if it were to happen. Read More Related Articles Post Office announces good news for anyone planning a summer holiday Read More Related Articles Get the day's most-important news direct to your inbox In a statement yesterday, Mr Hancock said: "We’ve decided that from tomorrow, non-essential retail will have to close." From today, all non-essential shops in Leicester and its surrounding areas have been forced to close their doors, just weeks after they reopened to shoppers for the first time since March.
. The following non-essential shops are not allowed to open: Clothes shops Shoe shops Toy shops Furniture shops Bookshops Electronics Tailors Auction houses Photography studios Indoor markets The following essential shops are allowed to open: Food retailers and supermarkets Hardware stores Pharmacies Corner shops Petrol stations Shops in hospitals Laundrettes Pet shops Shoppers are being advised to wear face masks where possible - though at the moment this is not a law that has been set out by the Government for those in local lockdown. Residents in Leicester will also be unable to visit pubs, bars and restaurants when they reopen this weekend. Matt Hancock said: "We recommend to people in Leicester, stay at home as much as you can, and we recommend against all but essential travel to, from and within Leicester."