Restrictions on Dewsbury and Batley businesses to ease as COVID-19 infection rates stabilise
Over the last seven days, rates of positive COVID-19 tests have increased by two per cent in Kirklees. This follows a 27% drop in rates over the week before.
In the past week, 27.6 per 100,000 people in Kirklees tested positive for COVID-19, compared to last week when it was 27.1 per 100,000.
The Government has also announced that additional local restrictions on socialising indoors and meeting each other in homes and gardens will remain in place in Dewsbury and Batley for now. But the government will ease restrictions on businesses like soft play areas and close contact services such as facial treatments, eyebrow threading and make-up application. Businesses that were subject to the additional restrictions will be allowed to open from 8 September. You can read the full government announcement.
All other parts of Kirklees were lifted out of additional restrictions on Wednesday 2 September.
Although these local restrictions are being lifted in some areas, people are still being infected across the whole borough so it’s still crucial that you continue to follow all national guidance and stay safe no matter where you live.
You can stay up to date with rates of positive cases, which areas the cases are in, how Kirklees compares to neighbouring areas and more by viewing the council’s dashboard.