It has been a week full of new coronavirus developments in Basingstoke.

To help you understand the local picture we have put together a summary of all the coronavirus news in Basingstoke over the last five days.


In the last seven days, there has been 46 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Basingstoke and Deane, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 1,234.

Across Hampshire as a whole, there have been 518 new confirmed coronavirus cases.

Schools and colleges

This week, two colleges confirmed cases of coronavirus - Basingstoke College of Technology and QMC.

At BCoT, a child in the nursery was announced to have tested positive on Wednesday.

It was the third confirmed case the college has seen since it reopened in September.

Principal Anthony Bravo said: “We are pleased to report that the child is recovering well. We have once again acted quickly to inform those directly affected at the nursery, but I would personally like to reassure our college community that the child affected was never in any of the main college buildings.”

Meanwhile, at QMC, a student tested positive for coronavirus.

The Principal of Queen Mary's College has confirmed that a "small number" of other people who had been in "direct and prolonged contact" with the person are currently self-isolating.

Ali Foss says that it "appears to be an isolated case", and wished the young person a speedy recovery.

It was announced on Tuesday.


Two Londis stores in Basingstoke closed down earlier in the week after staff were forced into self-isolation.

The stores on Norn Hill and Alencon Link lay empty, with notices in the windows informing customers the shutters will remain down for two weeks.

Both notices say that two staff members are self-isolating and call the closure a "precaution".

The Crown Heights branch is due to reopen tomorrow, whilst the Norn Hill store will be shut until Saturday (October 24).

Lockdown restrictions

This week, the government announced its new three-tier local lockdown restriction system.

Basingstoke and Deane was placed in the medium tier - the lowest - meaning only the national, wider guidance of the rule of six, social distancing and 10pm curfews applied.

Elsewhere, Liverpool was placed in tier three, before Lancashire joined it later in the week.

London was put in tier two at the end of the week, whilst discussions are ongoing between the government and local leaders regarding moving Manchester into tier three.