By Daniel Wood
Kirklees has been identified as a Tier 2 area in the new approach to tackling the Coronavirus.
The restrictions that were announced on a tiered basis have begun today, Wednesday, October 14.
Everything you need to know will be laid out here.
In the borough, you can meet with people from other households outside, including private gardens and public places.
On the contrary, you cannot meet with people indoors from other households, unless they are part of your support bubble. The indoor places where people cannot meet includes pubs and restaurants, as well as other indoor public places.
The curfew of 10 pm is still in place, so indoor places can stay open but must close by the curfew.
Tier 2 means that people must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, no matter if it is public or private.
Groups of six people are not permitted to socialise together in an outdoor setting.
Operations will continue for businesses and venues as normal, other than the businesses that have been forced to remain closed by the law.
Businesses and venues can sell food after 10 pm if this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
Schools, universities and places of worship will remain open.
Funerals and weddings can only go ahead if the number of attendees meets the guidelines.
Outdoor exercise classes and organised sport are permitted to continue. Indoor variations will only be allowed if people can avoid mixing with people they do not live with.
Travel to venues or amenities which are open can still be travelled to, but the number of journeys taken is being suggested to be kept to a minimum.
People must wear face-covering in areas where it is considered mandatory.
Social distancing rules should be followed, and people are urged to work from home where they can do so effectively.
It is also recommended to walk or cycle where possible or avoid busy times and routes when taking public transport.
6 days ago
Today KLTV is looking back on some of our legacy videos. Our 2014 production, Food Banks in Kirklees, remains as relevant as ever. It discusses important issues such as poverty in Kirklees, the need for food banks, personal stories, and shows the people that have gone the extra mile to help out in the community.
Approximately 1.9 million people used a food bank in the UK in 2019/20, which is around 300 thousand more than the previous year.
According to The Trussell Trust’s midyear stats they gave out, on average, 2,600 parcels to children every day in the first six months of the pandemic in the UK. They are also expecting this winter to be their networks busiest time ever.
Now is an apt time to reflect on our community in Kirklees and how we can continue helping each over and moving forward as a community.
Those speaking in the 2014 production show the harsh reality of needing food banks and asks questions of ‘Why do we need food banks?’ and ‘What needs to change?’, but continues to show what we can achieve when communities come together.
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