Council Confirms Earliest Date West Yorkshire Areas Can Expect To Come Out Of ‘Lockdown’

It’s been a long slog this lockdown business, and we’re not out of the woods yet. Announcing new measures just last week, Bradford, Calderdale and the Kirklees were among the Northern towns and cities facing tightened lockdown restrictions.

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As infection rates in various areas increased, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that people living within Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Greater Manchester, Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale will no longer be allowed to meet with others from separate households indoors – applying for both homes/gardens and pubs.

Now, it has been confirmed that the situation is under weekly review in regards to the infection levels. Reviews of which will determine what measures need to be put in place in order to prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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A spokeswoman for the council said: “There is a weekly cycle of meetings in which Government officials review infection levels in all local authorities and advise ministers accordingly.

“If our infection levels decline over a number of weeks we would expect the Government to review and potentially lift restrictions.

“The Government has explicitly stated the household restrictions will be reviewed on August 15.”

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