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New coronavirus restriction for Ilkley

Under new restrictions which came in to force at midnight Thursday 30 July, different households in Ilkley will not be allowed to meet in homes or private gardens (apart from those in their support bubbles). Individual households will still be able to go to pubs, restaurants and shops but not mix with another household.

The order covers Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees in West Yorkshire, Ilkley's MP Robbie Moore tweeted that this does include Ilkley. Bradford Council's Chief Executive Kersten England confirmed on Twitter that the new measures cover the whole of the Bradford council area.

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, made the announcement on Friday evening, but it was hours later that more details were published by the Government (click to view).

The restrictions cover these areas:

  • West Yorkshire: Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees

  • All of Greater Manchester

  • East Lancashire: Pendle, Hyndburn, Burnley, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen

  • The city of Leicester, which saw the UK's first local lockdown 

Matt Hancock said "households gathering and not abiding by the social distancing rules" was a reason for the decision, which had been taken in order to "keep the country safe".

The government said it would give police forces and councils powers to enforce the new rules - adding some exemptions would be put in place, including for the vulnerable.

Support bubbles may meet indoors, the order confirms: Where people from single adult households (people who live alone or single parents with dependent children aged under 18) have formed a support bubble with another household, they can continue to visit each other, stay overnight, and visit other public places as if they were one household.

You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or social bubble.

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can still go ahead, and you can visit a place of worship, but you must socially distance from people outside of your household.

People can still holiday in the lockdown area, or visit shops, leisure facilities, or cafes, but must avoid socialising with people indoors when doing so.

It is unsure how long these restrictions will be in place.


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