Coronavirus

Going to hospitality venues and shops

Extra restrictions are in place in pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues

All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues must close by 10pm

  • They are legally required to take customers' contact details.
  • They are restricted by law to table service only.
  • Table bookings of more than six are not allowed.
  • Table bookings of more than one household or social bubble are not allowed indoors.
  • They can be fined if they take reservations of more than six, do not enforce social distancing or do not take customers' contact details.
  • They can sell food to takeaway after 10pm by delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.

Facemasks

  • Facemasks must be worn by all staff.

Going to a pub, cafe or restaurant

  • Before you set off, check whether your favourite bar or restaurant is open, how many people it's letting in and whether you need to book in advance.
  • 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.
  • You must not socialise indoors with people you do not live with, unless they are in your support bubble. Try not to move around too much and stay in one place if you can.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds whenever you can or use hand sanitiser. Consider taking your own hand sanitiser with you.
  • Share your contact details when asked, they will be kept for 21 days. This will help the NHS Track and Trace records and you'll want to know if you may have caught COVID-19.
  • Use contactless payment where possible.
  • Need to cough or sneeze? Cover your face, preferably with your elbow if you can, and be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after.
  • Be kind! Have a good time... but remember we're all in this together so please be kind, respect staff and follow the rules.

Going to the shops

  • 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.

Travel

You should reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

You should avoid travelling in cars with people outside your household or support bubble unless you can practise social distancing.

  • You can still travel within high alert level areas to hotels and other guest accommodation, but you should only do this with people in your household or support bubble.
  • You can go on holiday with your household or support bubble. Check what the restrictions are where you are going.

Changes to roads in our town centres

To help make sure we can keep everyone safe and make it easier to travel on foot or by bike, we have put in place some temporary road changes.

Huddersfield

  • Market Place - closed to all traffic except cycles between 10am and 4pm (deliveries to be made before 10am and after 4pm)
  • John William Street - no parking (taxis and disabled parking only) road narrowed to a single lane carriageway
  • Cloth Hall Street - no parking (loading and blue badge parking only), loading and blue badge parking can be accessed using Chancery Lane (off Westgate)
  • Church Street - closed to all traffic except cycles between 10am and 4pm (deliveries to be made before 10am and after 4pm)
  • Wood Street - closed to all traffic except cycles between 10am and 4pm (deliveries to be made before 10am and after 4pm)
  • Byram Street - closed to all traffic except cycles between 10am and 4pm (deliveries to be made before 10am and after 4pm. Disabled parking available at all times.
  • Market Street - bus stop outside Sainsbury's relocated to outside Farm Foods to allow extra space for social distancing. The blue badge parking outside Farm Foods will be moved to the other side of the road and will replace the general pay and display parking.
  • Westgate - road space reallocated to allow for active travel.

Dewsbury

  • Longcauseway (Dewsbury Ring Road and Town Hall) - closed to all traffic except buses between 10am and 4pm (loading and deliveries can take place outside these times). Follow signed diversion routes.
  • Crackenedge Lane - (Corporation Street to Old Wakefield Road) - two way traffic reinstated, no parking to the eastern side by fish and chip shop, reduced loading bay outside Wilko's and "priority give way" outside Barclay's Bank.
  • 25 - 33 Westgate - Parking in the layby suspended and pavement widened to help people queue and pass.
A map showing Dewsbury town traffic management

More information

Where possible we have tried to accommodate access to Blue Badge parking spaces.

Temporary closures will be regularly reviewed in response to feedback and tweaked as appropriate.

If you have any questions about these changes, you can email: business.enquiries@kirklees.gov.uk.

In the longer term the council is also working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority on plans to improve active travel in Kirklees; you can share your thoughts on which roads you think we should improve on the Safe streets for walking and cycling - interactive map .

Was this information helpful?