Everything you need to know on restriction changes in Calderdale

'Local lockdown' restrictions are set to be lifted in certain parts of Calderdale today - but what are the guidelines for these areas?

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 8:23 am

Wards in the Calder Valley will no longer follow the stricter guidelines from today (Wednesday) and instead follow national guidelines set by the Government.

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Here's a guide to which areas are no longer in 'local lockdown' and what the guidelines are:

Woolshops, Halifax

Wards in the Calder Valley constituency which will not be subject to local restrictions, but where the national restrictions still apply, are:

Brighouse; Calder; Elland; Greetland and Stainland; Hipperholme and Lightcliffe; Luddenden Foot; Rastrick; Ryburn; Todmorden

Wards in the Halifax constituency which will still be subject to local restrictions, as well as the national restrictions, are:

Illingworth and Mixenden; Northowram and Shelf; Ovenden; Park; Skircoat; Sowerby Bridge; Town; Warley

I live in one of the areas where local restrictions have been lifted:

Must not socialise indoors in groups of more than two households including when dining out or going to the pub

Must not socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households

Must not hold or attend celebrations / gatherings of more than 30 people

Must not stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household)

Nightclubs cannot open.

I live in one of the areas where local restrictions have not been lifted:

Must not have visitors from or visit other households in your home or garden (other than those in your support bubble)

Must not socialise with people you do not live with in other indoor public venues

Must not visit friends or family in care homes, other than in exceptional circumstances

The following cannot open while the local restrictions are in place: casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor play areas, indoor performances, close contact services (including any treatments on the face such as eyebrow threading or make-up application), wedding receptions and celebrations for up to 30 people.

How to play your part to beat the virus:

Washing hands regularly

Staying two metres apart

Wearing a face covering when we are indoors where we might come into contact with others, such as public transport, taxis, shops, museums and places of worship

Not visiting, or having visitors from, other households

Staying away from crowds and avoiding close contact with others, such as handshakes and hugs

Keeping up with guidance

Isolating for 10 days and getting a test if we have symptoms of COVID-19

Following the advice of the Test and Trace service if we have come into contact with someone with the virus.