COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees

Extra local restrictions are in place across Kirklees from Tuesday 22 September

What you cannot do in Kirklees in addition to the national guidance from 22 September

  • You cannot meet or host people you do not live with in private homes or gardens unless they are in your support bubble.
  • You cannot visit someone else's home or garden even if they live outside of Kirklees, unless they are in your support bubble.

In addition to these restrictions, the Government advises that:

  • You should not socialise with people you do not live with, unless they are in your support bubble, in any public venue.
    • This applies to inside and outside of Kirklees. Examples of public venues include pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions and parks.
  • You should not visit friends or family in care homes, other than in exceptional circumstances. Care homes should restrict visits to these circumstances.

What a support bubble is

A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households within a bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit public places together.

More information about support bubbles:

Making a support bubble with another household

What you can do in Kirklees

  • You can look after children under 14 and vulnerable adults from a different household. This means that grandparents can still provide childcare.
  • You can still go to the shops, hairdressers, gym and almost all other businesses. Nightclubs, dance halls, sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars remain closed.
  • You can go to public venues like cafes, bars, parks and all those places with your household or support bubble.
  • You can socialise outdoors in a group of up to six people, except in parks and private gardens.
  • You can continue to travel in and out of Kirklees for work.
  • You can go on holiday with your household or support bubble.

When people can come into your home or garden

  • If everyone in the gathering lives together or is in the same support bubble
  • To attend a birth at the mother's request
  • To visit a person who is dying (the visitor can be someone the dying person lives with, a close family member, friend or, if none of those is visiting, anyone else)
  • To fulfil a legal obligation
  • For work, or to provide voluntary or charitable services
  • For education or training
  • For childcare provided by a registered provider
  • To provide emergency assistance
  • To enable one or more people to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm
  • To help move house
  • To provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person
  • To continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children where the children do not live in the same household as their parents, or one of their parents.

Religious ceremonies

  • You can attend a mosque, church, synagogue, temple or other place or worship, but you should socially distance from people outside of your household. If possible, prayer or religious services should take place outdoors.
  • Up to 15 people are allowed to attend weddings and civil partnerships. Our Register Office ceremony rooms are restricted to 6 guests only.
  • Up to 10 people can sit in the chapel at a cremation service or attend the graveside at a burial.
  • Up to 30 people are allowed to attend other religious ceremonies.
  • People working at these ceremonies or events are not included in the maximum group size.

More information about local restrictions:

West Yorkshire: local restrictions

What to do if you were shielding or are vulnerable

The Government is not currently advising that you need to shield if you are clinically extremely vulnerable, however it is important that you continue to take precautions.

Get in touch with COVID-19 Community Response if you need support or to offer support.

More information about shielding and help available:

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are vulnerable COVID-19 Community Response

National Rule of Six: Social gatherings of more than six people are illegal

  • Social gatherings of more than six people are illegal in England. This means you cannot socialise indoors or outdoors in a group of more than six people.
  • Adult indoor team sports must follow the Rule of Six.
  • Schools, workplaces or COVID-secure weddings, funerals and outdoor organised team sports are exempt from this as well as the local restrictions.
No social gatherings of more than 6 people

Other national guidance

  • From Monday 28th September: 15 people maximum are allowed at weddings and other ceremonies - apart from funerals where 30 people are still allowed.
  • From 1st October: Pilots allowing spectators at large sporting events have been stopped.

From Thursday 24 September: 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.
  • They can be fined if they take reservations of more than six, do not enforce social distancing or do not take customers' contact details.
  • Takeaways must close by 10pm.
  • Deliveries can still happen after 10pm.
  • Facemasks must be worn by all staff.

You should still not do these things wherever you live

  • Do not socialise in a group of more than six people indoors or outdoors. Unless at a school, workplace, COVID-19-secure wedding, funeral or taking part in organised team sports.
  • Do not hold or attend celebrations (such as parties) where it is difficult to maintain social distancing and avoid close social interaction - even if they are organised by businesses and venues that are taking steps to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines.
  • Do not stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household).

More information about national restrictions:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance and support Business advice during COVID-19
Social distancing is always a must

To avoid risks of transmission and stay as safe as possible, you should always maintain social distancing with people you do not live with - indoors and outdoors.

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