National Lockdown Over

I am immensely grateful to each of you who have adhered to the national lockdown with such a sense of civic duty. The end of restrictions is firmly in sight with the first vaccine being approved this morning.

From today we return to the strengthened tier system to maintain our control over COVID-19. This is by no means another lockdown or a renewal of previous measures in England. I am pleased that from today, residents of both Rutland (Tier 2) and Melton (Tier 3) are free to leave their homes as they please.

Hairdressers, nail bars, gyms, swimming pools and shops are open again and I know residents will enjoy supporting our local businesses. On top of this, we can go to Church. We can also meet our loved ones in parks and public gardens adhering to the rule of 6.

In Melton particularly, we need to focus on adhering to the restrictions and drive cases down so I can make the strongest possible case to Government that we should be separated from Leicester City when assigning tiers at the December 16th review point.

As ever, said Alicia Kearns MP, my team and I stand ready to support those who are in need, but I very much hope our new freedoms will be enjoyed by all.

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