Restrictions remain in Ilkley and Bradford district


The rules on social gatherings introduced 3 weeks ago will remain in place across the Bradford district, including Ilkley, Addingham and Burley-in-Wharfedale.


It means people in the areas affected cannot meet others in their homes or gardens, or in indoor public venues, unless they are in a support bubble.


Listen to Ilkley and Keighley PM Robbie Moore talk to Rombalds Radio this afternoon about why the localised Covid restrictions remain in place in Ilkley.


Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: "To prevent a second peak and keep COVID-19 under control, we need robust, targeted intervention where we see a spike in cases. The only way we can keep on top of this deadly virus is through decisive action led by the people who know their areas best, wherever possible through consensus with a local area.


"Our approach is to make the action we take as targeted as possible, with the maximum possible local consensus. To do that we are introducing a new process to increase engagement between local leaders, both councils and MPs, with the aim of taking as targeted action as possible.


"This will allow local councils to focus resources onto the wards which need more targeted intervention in order to drive infection rates down, and gives local people a stronger voice at the table.


"Remember, if you get any symptoms you can get a free test, and you must isolate if NHS Test and Trace tells you to.”


The Government have said it will be review again next week.


Full details of the restrictions and areas are available on the gov.uk website.

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