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Ilkley in 'high' Covid Alert Level

The Prime Minister has announced how the government will further simplify and standardise local rules by introducing a three tiered system of local Covid Alert Levels in England.

The three levels will be set at Medium, High and Very High. Only Liverpool is initially being placed on Very High alert.

The “high” alert level/tier 2 will reflect many current local interventions - including in the Bradford district - but there will now be consistency across the country. This primarily aims to reduce household to household transmission by preventing all mixing between households or support bubbles indoors.

The main change for residents of the Bradford district from Wednesday is a slight relaxation of the rules for meeting people outdoors. The Rule of Six will now apply here in outdoor spaces, including private gardens.

· People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place

· People must not meet in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other space.

· People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.

For further advice regarding restrictions within the Bradford District visit the Council website:


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