Food businesses in Leicester praised for response to new queueing restrictions

St Martins Leicester
St Martins in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

Food businesses on London Road in Leicester have been praised for how they've responded to new queueing restrictions.

The council took action after big crowds not social distancing were forming while people waited for their restaurant reservation or take away.

Food and drink businesses in the St Martins area of Leicester now have the option to use pavements to provide additional seating. The new measure will act as a substitute for the loss of indoor seating due to social distancing measures.

The part of the city centre between Loseby Lane and Cank Street has also been fully pedestrianised to create a safer space for shoppers.

The existing city centre pedestrian zone will also be extended to include the whole of Grey Friars and St Martins between Loseby Lane and Peacock Lane. The flow of traffic around Market Place will also be reversed as part of the scheme.