Coronavirus

Going to hospitality venues and shops

National Lockdown restrictions changed on Monday 12 April

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you more about what this means.

Beginning on Monday 12 April, these places are allowed to reopen

  • All retail.
  • Personal care settings like hairdressers, beauty salons and nail bars.
  • Public buildings like libraries, community centres and museums.
  • Outdoor hospitality like beer gardens.
  • Outdoor attractions like zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas.
  • Indoor leisure like swimming pools and gyms.
  • Self-contained holiday accommodation like self-catering lets and camp sites for household stays only.

Full list of shops, other businesses and venues which can open and those which must remain closed

Business advice during COVID-19

Welcome back to our shops and businesses

As part of the Government's roadmap to reopening, our town centres are welcoming residents and visitors back.

This campaign is funded through the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

HM Government and European Regional Development Fund logos

Latest information on what you can do

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees

Promoting our local businesses

To encourage people to return we are running a campaign to promote the fantastic range of local businesses on offer in our town centres.

From hairdressers and beauticians, to books shops and greengrocers, independent businesses provide unique, friendly and welcoming places to visit.

We put a call out for businesses to feature in our campaign and were delighted with the response. These are just a few of the many businesses that are open across Kirklees, so why not head into your local town centre and explore what is on offer.

Businesses taking part

Thank you to all of the businesses who are taking part.

Welcome Back - Full list of businesses

These are just some of the businesses taking part:

When you go to the shops or to a pub, cafe or restaurant

  • Wash your hands regularly or use sanitisers where you can't.
  • Stay 2m apart whenever you can. If you must get closer, stick to 1m, keep it short and avoid face-to-face contact. Be mindful of others who may be feeling nervous and unsure.
  • Some people may still feel nervous about being out, please respect their space.
  • Avoid touching and picking things up if you don't need to.
  • Some stores may have floor stickers, others might have signs to instruct customers where to go. Follow the rules in each shop.
  • Only use public transport when necessary and wear a face covering if you do.
  • Use contactless payment where possible.
  • Please be kind and respect staff and other shoppers.

Changes to roads and parking in Huddersfield town centre

Beginning on 30 March 2021 we changed how traffic moves around eight streets in the town centre. The changes create more space for pedestrians and also make sure those who need to travel into and park in the town centre are still able to do so.

The car park on the former sports centre site has provided 166 extra parking spaces just a short walk away.

We have also increased the number of disabled parking bays.

Comment on the changes

Town centres getting ready to re-open includes the full list of changes.

You can comment on the changes until the end of September 2021.

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