Postcode checker tells you lockdown restrictions in YOUR area from rules on meeting family & friends to businesses open

A HANDY postcode checker can show you the lockdown rules in your area.

Brits have been left baffled by a confusing mix of different coronavirus rules in different parts of the UK which has been made all the more complicated through local lockdowns.

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It has left many unsure whether they can hug loved ones, go to the pub with friends and family from other households or get their nails done.

To see what restrictions are in your area, click here.

Users input their postcode and the system will pull up details about what residents are and are not yet allowed to do.

It includes whether non-essential shops are open, if two households can meet indoors, or if they can meet outdoors.

It will also explain if pubs, restaurants, gyms and fitness centres are open, and it gives the watchlist status.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had already been following different rules to England as decided by the devolved governments.

Founder Jamie said: "The main product on the home page can be used by anyone to quickly check whether any individual postcode falls into an area of the UK which currently has restrictions in place to combat COVID-19."

He originally built it to support the customer service team at his business which routinely goes into customer's homes in order to quickly work out what restrictions were in place in their area.

The site is also looking to expand to include the number of coronavirus cases in each area per 100,000 population.

Last week Preston became the latest city to go back on house arrest.

People living within hotspot areas are no longer able to meet one another inside homes or private gardens, but can still meet other households in pubs and restaurants.

It joined other areas within Lancashire that had already been put back into lockdown.

In Aberdeen, two households can meet outside but not indoors, and non-essential businesses are open.

But pubs and restaurants are completely shut as are gyms and fitness centres.

The new rules came in last Wednesday after the city suffered a fresh outbreak.

And lockdown in Leicester has been eased but some restrictions remain in place after becoming the first UK city to close down again.

Restrictions were lifted in Borough of Oadby and Wigston from August 1.

Businesses and venues including pubs, restaurants and places of worship could reopen in Leicester City from August 3.



But residents still cannot meet another household in their home or garden.

It will be reviewed again on Friday.

Luton was taken out of lockown on August 1.

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