Following the Government review announced by Matt Hancock, the Bradford District will remain in Tier 3 - Very High Alert for Christmas.
Despite falling Covid cases, local hospitals such as Airedale General Hospital and well as Bradford Teaching Hospital and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals are still full to capacity which has led to this decision.
Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore has expressed his disappointment that his constituency is to remain in the highest tier of Covid restrictions:
“Residents across the Keighley and Ilkley constituency have worked incredibly hard to follow the rules so that we can get the rate of infection down with the hope our area can be placed in a lower tier. I am extremely frustrated that despite significant progress being made in getting the infection rate down, we are to remain in Tier Three, when other areas of the UK with higher infection rates remain in lower tiers. This is very disappointing and something I will continue to bring to the attention of the Health Secretary.
“I appreciate that our local NHS hospitals are at capacity – winter is generally a busy time for our health services. However, the rate of infection in our area has been falling for a number of weeks now and continues to do so. It is my hope that this is taken into consideration at the next review in two weeks’ time.”
The tiers are due to be reviewed again in two weeks.
For the latest advice and information on making a Christmas bubble with friends and family visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus