Coronavirus

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees

National Lockdown restrictions were eased on Monday 19 July

This page was last updated on 29 July when we updated information about travel abroad.

Travel


  • You are allowed to travel internationally and to other countries within the UK.

More information: Travelling to and from abroad


There are no legal limits on:


  • how many people can meet or where they can meet.
  • attendance at concerts, theatres or sports events.
  • attendance at weddings and funerals.
  • attendance at communal worship.
  • the amount of visitors to a care home resident.

There is no legal requirement:


  • for table service at pubs and restaurants.
  • to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result to enter a venue.
  • to wear a face covering.
  • to maintain social distancing (except in some places like hospitals, or before passport control when entering the country).

Other changes


  • You are not advised to work from home. Employers can start to plan a return to workplaces.
  • Nightclubs can reopen.

More information

COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021

Lockdown easing, Step 4

Work and meeting other people

You are no longer advised to work from home. Employers can start to plan a return to workplaces.

There are no restrictions on how many people can meet or where they can meet.

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.

Prevention and health advice

Testing and vaccinations

You are advised to get get vaccinated if you are aged 18 or over.

You are advised to get tested and isolate if you are positive.

COVID-19 vaccination programme

Rapid lateral flow testing

Places which can open

All venues and locations are allowed to open. Nightclubs can reopen.

Business advice during COVID-19

Care home visits

There is no legal limit to the amount of visitors to a care home resident.

More information:

Care homes

Schools and colleges

Pupils are no longer recommended to wear face coverings in classrooms or communal areas. However, where there are localised outbreaks, face coverings should still be worn. Contact your school for details.

They should continue to get a rapid flow test twice a week.

Supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Get help with technology

Out-of-school settings

All out-of-school activities can take place, including overnight trips for out-of-school groups.

More information:

Protective measures for out-of-school settings

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings

Universities

University students should get a rapid flow test twice a week upon return.

Parent and child groups

All parent and child groups are permitted to take place.

Childcare

Parents and carers can access childcare.

More information:

Education, universities and childcare

Places of worship

There is no limit to the amount of people who can participate in communal worship.

You can attend or visit a place of worship for any reason.

Weddings, civil partnerships and receptions

The number of people who can attend will be determined by the venue.

More information:

Weddings and ceremonies

Funerals and linked commemorative events

The number of people who can attend will be determined by the venue.

Performances and sports

There are no legal limits on attendance at concerts, theatres or sports events.

Travel

Do not go to test and trace centres by public transport or taxi. Get a home test instead.

Do not travel if you are self-isolating.


Travelling to and from abroad

You are allowed to travel internationally and to other countries within the UK.

You are not advised against travel to amber list countries.

Travelling to and from abroad


What to do if you intend to travel abroad

1. Check what the rules and guidance are for the countries you will visit or transit through

Red, amber and green list rules for entering England

2. Read the guidance on international travel during COVID-19

Travel abroad and coronavirus (COVID-19)

3. Check what you need to do before you travel

Travel abroad from England during coronavirus (COVID-19)


What to do if you are returning from abroad

1. Check what tests you need and the quarantine rules for travel to England

Fully vaccinated people and under-18s returning from amber list countries do not need to quarantine.

Fully vaccinated people travelling from USA and most of Europe do not need to quarantine.

Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Arrivals fully vaccinated from Europe and USA

2. If you have to quarantine in a government approved hotel

Booking and staying in a quarantine facility when you arrive in England

3. The Government may check to confirm that you are in quarantine

Self-isolation compliance checks after international travel

What to do if you were shielding or are vulnerable

You are no longer advised to shield.

  • You may still be eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Both have been extended until 30 September.
  • You are no longer be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) on the basis of being advised to shield.

Clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and students should attend their school or other educational setting.

Information and help for vulnerable people:

Guidance for vulnerable people

Get in touch with COVID-19 Community Response if you need support:

COVID-19 Community Response

Tips and advice on managing mental health concerns:

Mental health support in a crisis

More information about National Lockdown restrictions:

(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do
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