Lockdown message from Kirklees Council Leader

With a new lockdown for England coming into force tomorrow (Thursday 5 November), Leader of Kirklees Council, Councillor Shabir Pandor is urging residents to stay strong and look out for each other.

The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December and mean you should only leave the house for one of the permitted reasons. It will also see certain businesses having to close during this period.

Read everything you need to know on the new national restrictions.


Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said: “We’re at a crucial point in this pandemic, and we all have a vital role to play. COVID-19 infection rates have increased quickly in recent weeks in Kirklees, and across the country, and are continuing to rise.


“That’s why the Government has decided that England will go into new stricter restrictions on 5 November for four weeks and we all need to take this seriously so we can help ease the pressure on the NHS and save lives.


“Every single person in Kirklees has a part to play. The next four weeks are about staying at home as much as you possibly can and reducing your contact with other households to an absolute minimum for the time-being.


“I know how tough this will be, but if we draw on the togetherness and strength we’ve already shown throughout this pandemic, we will get where we need to be.


“We’ll work side-by-side with people in our communities as always to support our most vulnerable through this period, to ensure they are safe and have everything they need. We’ll also continue to deliver the vital services that you all rely on every day.


“Our local businesses are the backbone of Kirklees and this pandemic has been devastating for them. I will fight to get those impacted by these restrictions the financial support they deserve and need.


“Please stay strong and look out for each other. Continue to do everything you can to keep yourself and others safe and we will get through this as we always do in Kirklees – as a team.”


If you’re vulnerable and need help, please get in touch with our COVID-19 Community Response: COVID-19 Community Response

One comment

  • Will there be any discretionary financial support for businesses that are occupying premises registered for business rates and have been forced to close, as there was in March, and can you see how much it will be and when it will be paid please.

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