Statement by Kirklees Outbreak Control Board on travel restrictions

Kirklees’ Outbreak Control Board – a cross-party group comprising the leading councillors from Kirklees Council’s five main political groups and the borough’s three MPs – issued the following joint statement:

“Kirklees continues to follow the roadmap out of restrictions alongside the rest of England. Given our high infection rates, we are urging residents and visitors to be cautious but there are no restrictions to travel into and out of Kirklees. Pubs and restaurants remain open for business.

“Deaths and hospitalisations relating to COVID-19 remain low in Kirklees but with rising infection rates, everyone in Kirklees has a part to play in keeping themselves and their community safe. That’s why we’re urging people to get tested, stick to the guidance and – above all – to get vaccinated when you are eligible. Maintaining social distancing and meeting outdoors are sensible ways of reducing infections but residents can still travel in and out of the borough in line with national restrictions.”

On behalf of Kirklees Council’s Outbreak Control Board:

  • Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council
  • Councillor John Taylor, Conservative Group Deputy Leader
  • Councillor John Lawson, Liberal Democrat Group Leader
  • Councillor Andrew Cooper, Green Party Group Leader
  • Councillor Charles Greaves, Leader of the Independent Group
  • Member of Parliament Colne Valley: Jason McCartney MP
  • Member of Parliament Dewsbury: Mark Eastwood MP
  • Member of Parliament Huddersfield: Barry Sheerman MP