Welcome to Shree Prajapati Association Leicester (SPAL) website. SPAL is a non-profit organisation established in 1975 and is a registered charity organisation. It's main aim is to improve the quality of life of the local community, promote cultural, social, religious and sporting activities.
Today, we stand as one of oldest Indian community organisation in Leicester. Our history shows that throughout the past 40+ years the trustees, volunteers and members of SPAL have worked hard to bring our Samaj to serve the community to the best of their ability and continues to do so.
IMPORTANT! Update on Coronavirus in Leicester
In Leicester there has been an increase in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). We must all take action to help stop the spread of coronavirus, protect our community and the NHS.
Community testing (door to door) - Leicester
Starting 9 July, we are significantly increasing community testing for coronavirus. Hundreds of staff and trained volunteers will be calling on people at home to offer them a free test, with mobile testing units setting up in local neighbourhoods. If you are contacted, please take the test.
NHS staff, supported by volunteers, will be knocking on doors in the areas below. They will encourage people to go to a nearby mobile testing unit, or help them book a test online or order a home testing kit.
- Thursday 9 and Friday 10 July - Belgrave north
- Saturday 11 July - Belgrave south
- Sunday 12 July - St Matthews
- Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 July - Wycliffe
In the following areas, city council-led teams of volunteers are dropping off testing kits at homes:
- Thursday 9 and Friday 10 July - Hamilton
- Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July - Clarendon Park
- Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July - Knighton
- Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 July - Stoneygate
The completed tests will be picked up later the same day and sent for processing. Results will be delivered in a text, directly to the individual’s mobile phone, within 48 hours.
For the latest advice please follow the link:
On Monday 29 June the government announced that Leicester and its surrounding area will be asked to continue with the current national restrictions for a further two weeks from 4 July. Non-essential shops that reopened on 15 June will be asked to close from 30 June. Bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on 4 July. Schools will close from Thursday 2 July except to vulnerable children and children of key workers. They will not reopen until next term.
Below is the current guidance for people in Leicester.
To protect yourself and others
- Stay at home as much as possible. Leave only for work or essentials (such as food shopping or caring for others).
- Keep 2 metres apart from people outside of your household at all times.
- Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser
- Always wear a face covering when on public transport or in any confined public space, including workplaces.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms, please get tested as soon as you can.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- High temperature
- Continuous new cough
- Loss of smell
- Loss of taste.
Book your test online at nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
or call 119
We currently have test centres open at:
- Shree Prajapati Community Center (mobile Unit - drive through only)
- Evington Leisure Centre (mobile unit – drive through)
- Victoria Park (mobile unit – drive through)
- Spinney Hill Park (mobile unit – walk in)
- Highfields Centre (walk in)
- Birstall Park and Ride (permanent site – drive through).
When you go for your test, wear a face covering and bring a photo ID as well as your booking number.
If you test positive for coronavirus, you must stay at home for at least 7 days and until you feel better. People in your household should stay at home for 14 days.