COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees

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

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you what restrictions are in place.

This page was last updated on 20 January.

You are no longer advised to work from home. Speak to your employer about what this means for you.

There is no legal requirement to wear a face covering in secondary school classrooms.

Beginning on Thursday 27 January

There will be no legal requirement to have an NHS COVID Pass for entry into any venue. Some businesses may choose to require a pass for entry.

There will be no legal requirement to wear a face covering in any venue, on public transport or in the communal areas of schools. They will still be recommended in some places.

Restrictions on care homes will be eased. We will let you know more about this when the Government says what the changes will be.


You are advised to get get vaccinated if you are aged 12 or over.

COVID-19 vaccination programme

Regular testing

If you get a positive lateral flow test result but do not have COVID symptoms, you don't have to take a PCR test to confirm the result.

You still need to self-isolate.

Rapid lateral flow testing


If you have COVID-19 you can stop self-isolating on day six if you provide a negative lateral flow test result on days five and six.

If you still test positive you must stay in isolation until you provide two negative tests on consecutive days, or until 10 days have passed.

  • If you are double-vaccinated and come into contact with a person with COVID you should take daily lateral flow tests for seven days, rather than self-isolate.
  • If you are unvaccinated you still need to isolate for 10 days if you are a contact of a person with COVID.


COVID passes

The NHS COVID Pass, or a negative lateral flow test, is required for entry into nightclubs and venues where larger crowds gather, including:

  • unseated indoor venues with more than 500 people
  • unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people
  • all venues with more than 10,000 people.


Care home visits

Only three visitors and an essential care giver can visit a resident in a care home.

Care homes

Face coverings

Face coverings are compulsory in shops, theatres and cinemas, places of worship and on public transport.

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

  • theatres and cinemas
  • places of worship
  • shops and supermarkets
  • 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
  • personal care and beauty businesses (barbers, hair salons, tattoo and piercing studios, nail salons and massage centres)
  • pharmacies
  • vets
  • retail galleries
  • retail travel agents
  • takeaways without space for consumption of food or drink on premises
  • public transport, taxis and private hire vehicles
  • transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • cars, small vans and HGVs during driving lessons and driving tests

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

Follow this guidance

  • Meet in well-ventilated areas where possible, such as outdoors or indoors with windows open.
  • 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


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.

Travel abroad

Fully vaccinated passengers and under 18s travelling to England:

  • do not need to take a pre-departure COVID test.
  • do not need to self-isolate on arrival.
  • do not need to take a PCR test on arrival.
  • must take a lateral flow test two days after arrival. If it is positive, they should isolate and take a PCR test to identify any new variants.

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated have to take a pre-departure test, PCR tests two and eight days after arrival, and self-isolate for 10 days.

Find a coronavirus (COVID-19) travel test provider

More information:

Travel abroad from England during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Foreign travel advice

Schools and colleges

Education and childcare staff, secondary school pupils and college students should get a rapid flow test twice a week.

Pupils in year 7 or above should wear face coverings on public and school transport, unless they are exempt.

Secondary schools and other settings for year 7 and above

Pupils in year 7 and above should wear a face covering in the classroom unless they are exempt.

Pupils, students, staff and adult visitors to these educational settings should wear a face covering in corridors and communal areas unless they are exempt.

Primary schools

Staff, adults, and visitors aged over 11 should wear face coverings in corridors and communal areas unless they are exempt.

Guidance for parents and carers about early years providers, schools and colleges

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

More information

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support

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

More information about what to do:

Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread
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