A new website allows you to find out what the coronavirus lockdown rules are in your area.

In recent months the government has opted for a pandemic response strategy which takes geography into account.

Leicester was the first city to have some of its newly-found freedoms reversed when the coronavirus infection rate there became too high.

In the subsequent weeks towns and cities across the UK have been locked down to different degrees and to much less fanfare.

This has left many Brits unsure exactly what it is they should and shouldn't be doing.

To clear up the confusion Lockdown Checker has launched an easy to use website which allows users to type in their postcode and find out the local rules.

Lockdown Checker is easy to use
Lockdown Checker is easy to use

For example, a person typing in a postcode for Na h-Eileanan Siar in Scotland - which has the lowest case rate at 26.2 per 100,000 - will conjure up very different results from a Leicester local - where the rate currently stands at almost 1.5 per 1,000 people.

In Na h-Eileanan Siar in the Outer Hebrides only national lockdown rules apply.

That means locals can visit non-essential shops and meet another household indoors.

They may also dine in restaurants and banish the brisk Scottish air with a dram in the pub.

Those in Leicester are not so lucky.

Lockdown Checker records that the city is an 'area of intervention', meaning the government is treating it as a special case.

The website lets you know where you can have a delicious pint
The website lets you know where you can have a delicious pint

While those in Leicester may visit non-essential shops, they are not permitted to meet indoors with another household.

In the coming weeks the developers of the site hope to add the number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 population to the widget.

It was reported earlier today that Oldham recorded 145 new cases of Covid-19 in the last seven days to August 9, official government figures show.

This means that there are 61 new cases per 100,000 people in the local area - the highest current rate in England, and above previous hotspots Leicester and Blackburn with Darwen.

The next worst-hit locations are Pendle and Blackburn, where the weekly rises were 58.6 and 43 cases per 100,000 people respectively.

It comes as two towns and once city were added to the coronavirus 'watch-list' on Friday, including Preston, Swindon and Bedford.