COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you more about what this means.
Businesses and venues which may open
Personal care settings such as:
- beauty, tanning and nail salons
- tattoo parlours
- massage parlours
- body and skin piercing services.
These services should not be provided in other people's homes.
Public buildings like libraries and community centres.
Hospitality venues for outdoor service, like:
- beer gardens
- restaurant and cafe pavements, terraces and gardens
- social club outdoor areas.
There is no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcohol.
Customers must eat and drink while seated.
There is no curfew.
Outdoor attractions like:
- outdoor parts of botanical gardens and heritage sites
- theme parks
- drive-in cinemas
- drive-in performance events.
Leisure and sports facilities such as:
- leisure centres and gyms
- swimming pools and spas - although saunas and steam rooms must remain closed
- sports courts
- fitness and dance studios
- riding arenas at riding centres
- climbing walls.
Self-contained holiday accommodation like:
- self-catering lets
These must only be used by members of the same household.
Other businesses and venues
- businesses that primarily offer repair services
- petrol stations
- automatic (but not manual) car washes
- vehicle repair and MOT services
- bicycle shops
- taxi and vehicle hire businesses
- banks, building societies, post offices, short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses
- funeral directors
- laundrettes and dry cleaners
- medical and dental services
- vets and pet shops
- animal rescue centres, boarding facilities, and animal groomers (for animal welfare work only)
- agricultural supplies shops
- mobility and disability support shops
- storage and distribution facilities
- car parks
- public toilets
- motorway service areas
- outdoor playgrounds
- places of worship
- crematoriums and burial grounds
Businesses and venues which must remain closed
Indoor parts of hospitality venues such as:
- restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and social clubs.
They can provide services in outdoor areas.
They can also provide food and drink (including alcohol) by delivery and can provide takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery.
Saunas and steam rooms
Hotels, hostels and guest houses - except for:
- where it is someone's main residence
- where it is reasonably necessary to stay there for work
- where people cannot return home
- to provide accommodation or support to the homeless.
Entertainment venues such as:
- concert halls
- amusement arcades
- bingo halls
- bowling alleys
- skating rinks
- go-karting venues
- indoor play and soft play centres and areas (including inflatable parks and trampolining centres)
- indoor attractions at venues such as botanical gardens, heritage homes and landmarks.
A closed business can open to:
- provide education and training - for schools to use sports, leisure and community facilities if that is part of their normal provision
- provide childcare and supervised activities for children
- host blood donation sessions and food banks
- provide medical treatment
- allow elite sports persons to train and compete (in indoor and outdoor sports facilities)
- allow professional dancers and choreographers to work (in fitness and dance studios)
- allow training and rehearsal without an audience (in theatres and concert halls)
- allow film and TV filming.
Work from home if you can
- Public sector employees working in essential services, including education settings, should continue to go into work where necessary.
- If you cannot work from home you should go to work.
- If it is necessary for to work in other people's homes - for example, nannies, cleaners or tradespeople - you can do (although personal care services like health and beauty are advised not to).
- Businesses will be fined up to £10k if they don't follow legal COVID guidance.
- £200 if a business accepts a table booking for more than 6 people.
If you have any concerns or want to report premises to the council please contact:
Signs and stickers for businesses to use
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