Whole of Calderdale to be back in local lockdown after rise in coronavirus cases

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The Calder Valley is back in local lockdown after an increase in cases over the past few weeks.

All parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, will now be banned from socialising with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens, from Tuesday September 22.

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Some wards in these areas had been exempt from restrictions on gatherings introduced at the start of August, but these wards will now also be subject to the ban.

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Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock said: “We are seeing cases of coronavirus rise fast in Lancashire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire, Warrington, Halton and Wolverhampton.

"Local leaders in these areas have asked for stronger restrictions to be put in place to protect local people, and we are acting decisively to support them.

“I know these restrictions will make every-day life harder for many, but I know that residents will work together and respect the rules so we can reduce rates of transmission.

“I urge local people to isolate and get a test if you have symptoms, follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace, and always remember ‘hands, face, space’. By sticking to these steps, we will get through this together.”

These decisions have been made in close collaboration with local leaders, with many requesting restrictions to help prevent further increase.