Changes to local restrictions to tackle Coronavirus

From Wednesday 2nd December restrictions in Calderdale will change.

The current national restrictions end and will be replaced by a tiered approach to restrictions. Areas with higher levels of COVID-19 infections will be in a higher tier and face tighter restrictions. There are three tiers in the system:

  • Tier 1 – Medium alert.
  • Tier 2 – High alert.
  • Tier 3 – Very high alert.

All West Yorkshire, including Calderdale, will move to Tier 3.

Until one minute past midnight (00:01) on 2nd December, the current national restrictions will still apply.

For full details of the restrictions, visit: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know (GOV.UK).

From 2nd December some restrictions will apply in all tiers. Everyone in England must:

  • Attend school or college as normal, unless you are isolating.
  • Work from home if you can. If you cannot, you can travel to your workplace.
  • Walk or cycle where possible. Avoid busy times when travelling.
  • Only open businesses and venues that are allowed to open in your tier.

For a list of businesses that can open in Calderdale from 2nd December, see: FAQs.

The restrictions that will apply in Calderdale include:

  • You must not meet with people you do not live with, or who are not in your support bubble, in:
    • Any indoor setting. (This includes private houses and indoor public settings, such as shops, gyms and libraries.)
    • A private garden.
  • You can meet in groups of up to six people from different households in public outdoor spaces. (Such as parks, the countryside and beaches.)

There are exceptions when indoor gatherings and larger outdoor gatherings are permitted.

For more about Tier 3 restrictions, see the FAQs .

The three big things we can all do now and after 2nd December to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Limit contact with people that you do not live with (or who are not in your support bubble).
  • Wear a face covering in all indoor settings where you might come into contact with people you don’t live with.
  • Isolate at home, if:
    • you or someone you live has symptoms;
    • or you are advised to by NHS Test and Trace.