The Government has announced the lifting of local Coronavirus restrictions in certain areas of Calderdale, as from 2 September.
Areas Still Affected
Wards in the Halifax constituency which will still be subject to local restrictions, as well as the national restrictions, are:
- Illingworth and Mixenden
- Northowram and shelf
- Sowerby Bridge
Areas Where Restrictions Are To Be Lifted 2 September
Wards in the Calder Valley constituency which will not be subject to local restrictions, but where the national restrictions still apply, are:
- Greetland and Stainland
- Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
The local restrictions are as follows:
- Must not have visitors from or visit other households in your home or garden (other than those in your support bubble)
- Must not socialise with people you do not live with in other indoor public venues
- Must not visit friends or family in care homes, other than in exceptional circumstances
- The following cannot open while the local restrictions are in place: casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor play areas, indoor performances, close contact services (including any treatments on the face such as eyebrow threading or make-up application), wedding receptions and celebrations for up to 30 people.
The national restrictions are as follows:
Must not socialise indoors in groups of more than two households including when dining out or going to the pub
- Must not socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households
- Must not hold or attend celebrations / gatherings of more than 30 people
- Must not stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household)
- Nightclubs cannot open.
We can all play our part to beat the virus by:
- Washing our hands regularly
- Staying two metres apart
- Wearing a face covering when we are indoors where we might come into contact with others, such as public transport, taxis, shops, museums and places of worship
- Not visiting, or having visitors from, other households
- Staying away from crowds and avoiding close contact with others, such as handshakes and hugs
- Keeping up with guidance
- Isolating for 10 days and getting a test if we have symptoms of COVID-19
- Following the advice of the Test and Trace service if we have come into contact with someone with the virus.
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