West Yorkshire COVID alert level changed to very high amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

West Yorkshire COVID alert level changed to very high amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that West Yorkshire is to move from local COVID alert level high to very high on 2 November 2020 amid coronavirus (COVID-19). The announcement comes following discussions of local leaders from the five districts of West Yorkshire. The new measures will be reviewed after 28 days. West Yorkshire covers the areas of Calderdale, City of Bradford, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

The new measures coming into force include:

• individuals cannot socialise with anyone they do not live with or do not have a support bubble with, inside or outside

• individuals cannot socialise in a group more than six in an outdoor public space

• pubs and bars must close unless they are serving substantial meals

• people should avoid travelling outside the very high alert level or entering a very high alert area

• residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK and others should avoid staying overnight in the very high alert area

• casinos, betting shops, soft play centres and areas, adult gaming centres will close

• the use of shared smoking equipment in hospitality venues will be prohibited

• it is strongly advised that indoor group exercise classes (including dance and fitness classes) should not take place

The full list of local COVID alert levels by area can be found here.

The following guidance below has been updated to reflect these changes: 

• Full list of local COVID alert levels by area

• Local COVID alert level: very high

Source: Local COVID alert level update for West Yorkshire

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