Kirklees in Tier 2 of new restrictions system

Government has announced that Kirklees is within Tier 2 of the new COVID-19 restrictions system to be introduced Wednesday 14 October.

This means that in Kirklees you can meet with people from other households outdoors – including private gardens and public places – in groups of up to six.

However, you cannot meet with people from other households indoors – unless they are in your support bubble. This includes in private homes, hospitality settings such as pubs and restaurants and other public indoor places.

Pubs, bars and restaurants can remain open subject to the 10pm curfew already in place.

More information about local restrictions.

Leader of Kirklees Council, Cllr Shabir Pandor, said:

“There is still plenty to discuss with government about how the new system of restrictions will work. We need to understand how areas enter and exit each tier and what kind of local discretion there is for restrictions that do and don’t work. We also need to know more about the economic support that will be available for people and businesses in Kirklees who are struggling now and how we can support recovery.

I will continue to have those discussions with government over the coming days because clarity is the key to making restrictions work.

My message to people in Kirklees remains the same. Infection rates are rising and we are seeing pressure on the NHS increase. This means that everyone needs to keep following the rules on social distancing, hand washing and isolating if you have symptoms. This is the best way we can protect each other and get our freedoms back.”

What Tier 2 means:

  • People must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law).
  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed in law.
  • Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10 pm and 5 am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10 pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees.
  • Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with).
  • People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible.

People must:

  • Wear a face covering in those areas where this is mandated.

People should continue to:

  • Follow social distancing rules.
  • Work from home where they can effectively do so.
  • Walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.

11 comments

  • Anne &Peter Norman

    More of the same

  • What about holidays already booked please?

    • Hi Sheila, You can still go on holiday outside of high alert level areas, but you must only do this with people in your household or support bubble.

      When travelling, it is important that you respect the rules in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and do not travel to different parts of the UK where their intended activities there would be prohibited by legislation passed by the relevant devolved administration. You should also avoid travelling to any part of the country subject to higher local COVID alert levels. See more at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-high Kind regards ^CP

  • First statement that should have been made, is that irrespective of what area controls you are under you keep 2 meters apart, if people had only stuck to this request from the government we wouldn’t be having to worry about what to do with the elderly and vulnerable,

  • All very sensible

  • Christine Gledhill

    They call this simple!!!

  • Why is it that you are relaxing restrictions? Today Tuesday 13th, I cannot meet people in my garden or park, but tomorrow I can?

    • Hi Steve, these restrictions and timescales of when they come into place are set by the government. Kind regards ^CP

  • If it wasn’t for the not me people it would be under control,morrisons advertise on tv saying all staff wear masks and they do not.why do shops serve the not me people.(not me people means the rules apply to everybody else but not me)

  • Hi. I know we cannot socialise indoors with other households/bubble. What should we expect if we go to the pub, regarding seating? Eg can we sit at the same table as someone else if social distancing in place and if so what social distancing measures are acceptable? Or is it the case that 1 household to one table, even if it means only 1 person at that table?

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