Calderdale’s New Coronavirus Restrictions Revealed

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.
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