Calderdale Council have been considering the extra things we need to do to bring the number of cases down and protect local communities, since we became an ‘area of concern’ on Thursday 23rd July.
On 30 July the Government announced that Calderdale was an area of intervention and implemented local restrictions. These restrictions will be reviewed weekly with updates on the Calderdale Council website.
The Council is asking everyone to follow the guidance to keep ourselves and everyone in our communities safe and reduce the spread of the virus.
Calderdale Council is increasing local testing and working closely with neighbouring areas through the Local Resilience Forum and our networks to share consistent messages and apply consistent approaches. We know the virus does not respect boundaries.
What are the restrictions?
The new restrictions are not a return to lockdown. We can still do many of the things we have been doing but it is important to limit the spread of the virus by limiting contact between households. If you live in Calderdale you now should not:
- Meet with people you don’t live with in a private house or garden (unless they are part of your support bubble)
- Visit someone else’s house or garden even if they live outside affected areas
- Socialise with people you don’t live with in indoor public spaces (pubs, restaurants, cafes, places of worship, shops, community centres).