New local lockdown rules for parts of West Yorkshire (not Leeds)

Last night the government annouced new rules for parts of the country with high infection rates, effective from today.  This is NOT directly applicable to Leeds, but does include Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, so anyone who has friends or family in that area needs to be aware of them.

From today, the rules for the affected areas mean that people from two households are not allowed to meet indoors or in a private garden, unless they are part of a support bubble.  So, you should not visit anyone in this area and they should not travel out of the area to visit you at home.

More details about all the rules and also the full list of affected areas is here:

Please be reassured that Leeds still has a fairly low infection rate so there doesn’t seem to be any immediate prospect of a similar lockdown in the city and these measures will hopefully stop the spread in those areas with higher rates.