As of this Wednesday 14th October, restrictions in Calderdale are changing. Calderdale has been identified as a Tier 2 area in the new national tiered approach to COVID-19 restrictions, announced by the government this afternoon.
There are three tiers in the new system:
- Tier 1 (Medium Alert Level)- the minimum level of restrictions applicable to all of England.
- Tier 2 (High Alert Level) – applies in certain geographical areas or nationally when there has been a rise in COVID-19 transmission, which cannot be contained through local responses.
- Tier 3 (Very High Alert Level) – triggered in certain geographical areas or nationally when Tier 2 measures have not contained the spread of the virus, or where there has been a significant rise in transmission.
The Tier 2 restrictions, which will apply throughout Calderdale from Wednesday 14 October are:
Meeting with other people inside homes is restricted to one household/support bubble.
When meeting people outside – private garden/outdoor public space – you must not meet in a group of more than six people.
(Meeting people outdoors is safer than meeting indoors because fresh air provides better ventilation.)
Visiting indoor hospitality/leisure/retail settings is restricted to one household. Two households must not meet in these settings (unless those two households are in a support bubble together).
People should only visit care homes in exceptional circumstances.
People should only travel for essential reasons.
You can still go on holiday outside of Calderdale. You should only do this with people you live with or have formed a support bubble with.
Weddings are permitted to have 15 attendees, but receptions are not permitted.
Funerals are limited to 15 attendees.
You can only play a team sport where this is formally organised by a sports club or similar organisation, and sports governing body guidance has been issued.
People should not attend amateur or professional sporting events as a spectator in Calderdale.
Read more here https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/guidance/local