Going to hospitality venues and shops

National Lockdown restrictions have been eased

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

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).

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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.


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


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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