Coronavirus

Going to hospitality venues and shops

Get your COVID-19 vaccination or booster jab

COVID-19 vaccination programme tells you who is eligible and how to get vaccinated.

This page was last updated on 30 November, when we added information about face coverings.

Face coverings

Members of the public and staff in public-facing areas are required to wear face coverings in these places:

  • shops and supermarkets (places that offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • shopping centres (malls and indoor markets)
  • auction houses
  • post offices, banks, building societies, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses
  • estate and letting agents
  • premises providing personal care and beauty treatments (barbers, hair salons, tattoo and piercing studios, nail salons and massage centres)
  • pharmacies
  • premises providing veterinary services
  • retail galleries
  • retail travel agents
  • takeaways without space for consumption of food or drink on premises
  • public transport (aeroplanes, trains, trams, buses, coaches and ferries), taxis and private hire vehicles
  • transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • any car or small van during a professionally delivered driving lesson and practical driving test
  • during all HGV lessons and tests, during all professional driving lessons and formal driving tests, and during any practical test for giving driving instruction

Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own

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

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:

Continue to follow this guidance

  • Meet in well-ventilated areas where possible, such as outdoors or indoors with windows open.
  • Wear a face covering where you come into contact with people you don't normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze.
  • Stay at home if you are unwell, to reduce the risk of passing on other illnesses onto friends, family, colleagues, and others in your community.
  • Consider your individual risks, such as clinical vulnerabilities and vaccination status.
  • Some people may still feel nervous about being out, please respect their space.
  • Some stores may have floor stickers, others might have signs to instruct customers where to go. Follow the rules in each shop.
  • Use contactless payment where possible.
  • Please be kind and respect staff and other shoppers.

NHS COVID Pass

Some businesses events and venues may choose to ask for the NHS COVID Pass. The government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household to encourage the use of this.

This is likely to include:

  • crowded indoor settings such as nightclubs and music venues
  • large unstructured outdoor events such as business events and festivals
  • very large structured events such as business events, music and spectator sport events

GOV.UK: NHS COVID Pass

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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