Ilkley moves to 'Tier 3 Very High' after lockdown

Once the national lockdown ends on 2 December, Ilkley and the whole of West Yorkshire will be placed under the harshest 'Tier 3 Very High' restrictions.


All shops are allowed to reopen as well as personal care services such as hairdressers and barbers.

Indoor entertainment venues will be closed and households are not permitted to mix indoors or in most outdoor places, except for support bubble exemptions.


The government has promised that areas in the top tier will be able to receive rapid-result COVID-19 tests, with the Army helping out, to help bring down infections, as well as cash subsidies.


The tier levels will be regularly reviewed and changes could be made before Christmas, the first review is scheduled for Wednesday 16 December.


The main differences between the national restrictions and the new Tier 3 restrictions mean that:

  • People can socialise in a group of up to 6 in some outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility.

  • People can attend COVID-safe places of worship but must avoid mingling.