Restrictions have been lifted in these Calderdale areas

The Government has announced that nine areas of Calderdale have come out of 'local lockdown' today (Wednesday).

Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 9:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 8:24 am

It means next week over one million people will be able to mix with family and friends outside their household, in line with national social distancing rules, for the first time since restrictions were announced on July 30.

Many parts of Calderdale have seen restrictions lift, however there are still some areas, mainly around Halifax, where the restrictions will still be in place.

This means that they will still not be able to mix with members of other households inside homes, in private gardens and at public venues such as bars and restaurants, unless part of a social bubble.

View from Beacon Hill, Halifax

These areas of Calderdale have seen restrictions lift:

Brighouse

Calder

Elland

Greetland and Stainland

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe

Luddenden Foot

Rastrick

Ryburn

Todmorden

There are still restrictions on what people can do including only socialising indoors with members of up to two households which includes going to pubs and restaurants and socialising outdoors in a group of up to six people from different households or up to two households

For more information visit www.gov.ukThe announcement on this week’s changes to local restrictions comes as the Health Secretary has signed new national regulations formalising penalties for people who repeatably do not wear face coverings on public transport, shops and other areas where it is mandatory.

Fines for not wearing face coverings start at £100, which can be reduced if paid within 14 days. Repeat offenders on public transport or in indoor settings will now have their fines doubled at each offence. After the first offence, there will be no discount. This means a second fine will amount to £200 and a third fine will be £400, up to a maximum value of £3,200.