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Can I go to Leicester?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lindenlea, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Trying to work out if it is permissable to go and visit someone in the lockdown area of Leicester. I've googled it but the information I've found doesn't spell it out that clearly. I'd be happy to meet in the open air, in a park or in a private garden. Does anyone know?
  2. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

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  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Interesting question. I just looked up the Regulations to see what they say - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020


    Regulations 5 and 6 are the relevant ones.

    5 (2) = You can enter Leicester but not stay overnight (unless one of the defined special reasons applies).

    6 (1) = While in Leicester you cannot be together with more than two people indoors or six outdoors.

    Exceptions if your household has formed a "bubble" with a household in Leicester.

    When leaving Leicester you might find yourself pulled over by the police to explain why you are there and prove you aren't a resident of Leicester.

    knitone's link doesn't work for me - this is the correct link to the BBC item - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-53283967
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
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  4. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    BBC link doesn’t seem to work. Relevant information is on pages 6 and 7 of second link.
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  5. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    You can go ...

    but you can't come back.
  6. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    It’s Leicester, not The Hotel California!
  7. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Nobody would ever confuse those two!
  8. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Why risk it?
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  9. hs9981

    hs9981 Lead commenter

  10. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    How's your eyesight? ;)
  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Going may not be a problem. Leaving might be.
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  12. hs9981

    hs9981 Lead commenter

    Leicester putting the 'sweat' into sweater.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The A46 Western Bypass is clock full of people avoiding Leicester. There are plans to spend about £1billion building a new Eastern Bypass so even more people can avoid Leicester.

    Going east to west, some will even take a boat from Lowestoft to Holyhead (via Honolulu) to avoid going through Leicester.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
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  14. WB

    WB Lead commenter

    With any luck the Vogons will construct the bypass.

    Does anybody know where I can view the plans?
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  15. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Alpha Centuri, I believe.
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  16. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Leicester's road system is a nightmare. I can get in but can't get out without at least 2 circuits of the ring road!
    Derby is the other way around...I can never get to the place I want to be without a couple of circuits.
  17. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Thanks for the help. I'm finding the regulations a bit impenetratable but think I can go. @Dunteachin - I know someone who might appreciate a visit.
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  18. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    When the pubs reopened outside the Leicester lockdown area the Police were reportedly checking traffic on main roads out of town and issuing fines for unnecessary travel. Some pubs just outside the boundary didn't bother re-opening yet. I have close family in and around Leicester, so I get updates.

    Your car registration will be one way of checking roughly where you live, but you should take some photo ID just in case.
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  19. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    It says it all, doesn't it. Intelligent people trying to get it right, and nobody ever seems to know what the actual regulation is. So much for government clarity.

    I wish I hadn't ventured out. I've been sat in my car for half an hour now outside the shop, waiting for the torrential rain to ease off so I can pay for my carpet.
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  20. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    But we do know. The "actual regulation" is linked in both post #2 and post #3

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