Local Restrictions Lifted – Which Areas Are Affected/Not Affected

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
  • Ovenden
  • Park
  • Skircoat
  • Sowerby Bridge
  • Town
  • Warley

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:

  • Brighouse
  • Calder
  • Elland
  • Greetland and Stainland
  • Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
  • Luddendenfoot
  • Rastrick
  • Ryburn
  • Todmorden

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.

For up-to-date and reliable information about COVID-19, use trusted sources such as:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

www.calderdale.gov.uk/coronavirus