A Leicester household has been placed under the city's local lockdown, while their neighbours inches away have not.
The government announced on Monday that Leicester is shutting all non-essential shops and closing schools to most pupils as part of a second lockdown in the city.
It comes after the city's infection rate rose to 135 per 100,000 people, three times higher than the next highest local area.
But residents of Scraptoft, Leicestershire, say they are "totally confused" as half of their street will be able to head to the pub on Saturday while the other half is forced to stay at home.
Kathleen McDonagh, 77, and her daughter Mary, 55, will be stuck inside for another two weeks as part of the local lockdown, MailOnline reports.
But their neighbour who lives just inches away, Veronica Cayless, 77, is excited to get back to the new-normal on "Super Saturday".
Mrs McDonagh says she is disappointed not to be able to see her grandson, having been apart from him for three months.
"We are doing everything we can to follow the rules to help the community,' said Mary, adding that they have not even seen family members on the opposite side of the street, except on Zoom. "We will never get out of lockdown if people don't just knuckle under and do it for everyone else."
Meanwhile, Mrs Cayless is planning to visit her son in St Albans.
She said: "'It is totally confusing for everyone. But I am lucky."
Another neighbour - stuck inside the lockdown zone - Lisa Jones, said: "I'm confused.
"Am I allowed on the other side of that fence?
"Am I allowed to go to the local shops for essentials because the shops I use are just outside the lockdown zone?'
She added the news was "devastating" for her as she would be unable to catch up with her months-old grandson.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that while non-essential travel was not being made illegal, it would if it had to.
He said: “We are recommending against all but essential travel to and from and within Leicester.
“We will take further action including putting in place laws if that’s necessary but I very much hope it won’t be.
“If further action is needed then of course we are willing to take it.”
The new measures will be reviewed again in two weeks time, he said.