The Government has announced that West Yorkshire will go into lockdown with the rest of England to help control the spread of Covid-19. The new rules will come into effect on Tuesday 5th January 2021 and are expected to be in place for at least 6 weeks.

New rules include:

  • People from different households must not meet with others indoors
  • People from different households must not meet outdoors, other than in public spaces like parks or beaches 
  • You can only meet 1 person outdoors
  • You must not travel to areas outside of West Yorkshire
  • You can exercise outdoors with 1 other person
  • Pubs and restaurants will close
  • All non-essential shops will close
  • Supermarkets, food shops, pharmacies and petrol stations will stay open

We have created an easy-read guide to help explain the new restrictions.

You can see the full rules and about the lockdown on the government website. 

Easy Read

We have made the easy-read guide available for you to download and print if you wish. We hope you find it useful in helping everyone to Stay Safe and Save Lives.

Playing Your Part In Reducing The Spread

The latest message from Leeds City Council reminds us that we all have an important role to play in reducing the rising infection rates and we can all do our part to stay safe and save lives.

Reducing contact with other people outside of your household across all settings is crucial to stopping the spread of the virus and bringing our infection rates down. The less people you come into contact with, the less chance there is of the virus spreading. We can all help to break the chain and reduce the R rate through:

  • Limiting the number of people outside our households we come into contact with
  • Making space and staying 2m from people outside our households or support bubble
  • Washing hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • Covering faces in enclosed spaces
  • Isolating when you need to or are advised to

Our NHS services are extremely busy at this time and it is important that you stay at home and book a test if you experience any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change to your sense of smell).