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Restrictions have been lifted in parts of West Yorkshire where incidence rates have declined.

Following discussions with local leaders, the Health Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, Joint Biosecurity Center (JBC) and England’s Chief Medical Officer agreed on changes this week to local restrictions in some parts of England.


Of Wednesday September 2 the two-household mixing restrictions introduced last month will be lifted in the following areas.

Zones in Bradford, where the restrictions are raised:

  • Worth Valley

  • Loose

  • Ilkley

  • Baildon

  • Bingley

  • Bingley Rural

  • Shipley

  • Wharfedale

  • Windhill et Wrose

Zones in Calderdale, where the restrictions are raised:

  • Brighouse

  • Calder

  • Elland

  • Greetland et Stainland

  • Hipperholme et Lightcliffe

  • Luddendenfoot

  • Rastrick

  • Ryburn

  • Todmorden

Zones in Kirklees where restrictions are raised:

  • Golcar

  • Greenhead

  • Heckmondwike

  • Holme Valley Sud

  • Lindley

  • Liversedge et Gomersal

  • Mirfield

  • Newsome

  • Cleckheaton

  • Dalton

  • Denby Dale

  • Almondbury

  • Colne Valley

  • Crosland Moor et Netherton


  • In Bradford: The town of Bradford and the town of Keighley are excluded.

  • In Calderdale: Halifax is excluded.

  • In Kirklees: Dewsbury and Batley are excluded.


This means that next week, more than a million people will be able to reunite with family and friends away from their homes, under national social distancing rules, for the first time since the restrictions were announced on July 30. .

Businesses and organizations that opened elsewhere in England on August 15, including bowling alleys and indoor playgrounds, will also be allowed to reopen in the areas listed above, aligning those areas with the rest of the country.

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Easements were agreed to due to local efforts to stop virus spikes, through local interventions, increased targeted testing, and avoiding mixing with other households inside.

Health and Social Affairs Secretary Matt Hancock said:

We have taken steps to protect people in these parts of northern England, and I want to thank the residents who have worked so hard to fight this virus. “We are seeing the positive results of our local approach and are able to take increasingly targeted measures.

He continued, “It is vital that we can maintain this good progress. I have no doubts that people across the county, especially in areas where we are seeing a greater number of cases, will continue to play their part by following local rules, isolating themselves and requesting a free test as soon as possible. they show symptoms.


The weekly Local Action Gold Committee, chaired by the Secretary of Health, agreed on local restrictions will continue in the following areas:

West Yorkshire

  • Urban areas of Bradford, where a ban on indoor domestic gatherings is in place and some businesses and organizations remain closed.

  • In Kirklees, ban on domestic gatherings indoors will continue Dewsbury et Batley.

  • The ban will also continue in parts of Calderdale.


The announcement of changes to local restrictions this week comes as the Health Secretary signed new national regulations formalizing penalties for people who do not wear face coverings on public transport, shops and other areas where it is mandatory.

Fines for not wearing a face cover start at £ 100, which can be reduced if paid within 14 days. Repeat offenders in public transport or indoors will now see their fine doubled for each offense. After the first offense there will be no reduction. This means that a second fine will be £ 200 and a third fine will be £ 400, up to a maximum value of £ 3,200.

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