The streets around North Evington to the east of Leicester’s city centre certainly aren’t deserted, but many of those out and about are wearing face masks and trying to keep their distance.
The people we speak to say they’re doing their food shopping, which is permitted.
Most businesses are closed – but those selling essential supplies are open.
We see at least six police officers and community support officers walking around the streets reminding people of the coronaviruslockdown rules in the hour or so that we’re there.
A few days ago the authorities closed two businesses for breaching lockdown, and they’re assessing whether others have breached rules.
There’s a fine of anywhere between £100 and £3,200 for anyone caught breaking the rules.
I’m surprised to see a coffee shop open – but when I see inside, they’ve diversified to sell food.
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