Coronavirus: What’s Open & Closed in Calderdale During Lockdown 2
Confused about what is open and closed in Calderdale during Lockdown 2? Here’s what you need to know.
Now Boris Johnson has told everyone to stay at home from Thursday (November 5, 2020), Calderdale Council has stepped up its fight against Coronavirus.
An estimated one in 40 people have the virus in Calderdale at the moment, the council says, and changes have been made to its services throughout the new national restrictions (November 5-December 2).
It can be confusing trying to work out what’s open and what’s closed, so we’ve put together this list of which services are operating as normal, which have made some changes and which have been suspended.
For more general advice about what lockdown means – especially for families – you’ll find lots more here.
This list will be updated as new information is released. Last updated, November 5, 2020.
Kerbside collections will be prioritised and household waste recycling centres will safely remain open wherever possible.
The library home delivery service will continue, and a library click and collect service will be available from the Central Library, Halifax.
The Register Office at Spring Hall Mansion will be open for registering deaths only.
Schools and colleges will remain open
Places of worship will be open, but only for private prayer.
Parents will still be able to access some registered childcare and other childcare activities (including wraparound care) where reasonably necessary to enable parents to work, or for the purposes of respite care.
Early years settings can remain open.
Funerals will be allowed, with up to 30 attendees.
Weddings won’t be allowed
Calderdale Council’sleisure and sports venues, museums and galleries will be closed
Non-essential shops must close, but can operate a click and collect service.
Supermarkets, garden centres and shops selling food can all stay open
Hospitality venues such as restaurants, bars and cafes will close, but can offer a takeaway service for food.
Playgrounds are open, and you can still go to the park to exercise
Play gyms will close
Cinemas will close
Hairdressers, beauty and nail salons, tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services, non-medical acupuncture, and tanning salons will close
Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities will close
SHOPS THAT WILL OPEN:
Some stores within Halifax Borough Market
Meeting with friends and family:
You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble.
You can visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or one person from another household (children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities, who are with their parents will not count towards the limit on two people meeting outside).
Outdoor public places include:
parks, beaches, countryside,
public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments
You cannot meet in a private garden.
Shielding will not return for the second lockdown, but people who are clinically vulnerable, pregnant or aged over 60 are being asked to take extra care.
Leader of Calderdale Council Tim Swift said: ““We know that the return to national lockdown will feel like a big step back in the long battle against COVID-19, especially because Calderdale has faced extra restrictions for several months.
“However, it’s more important than ever that we look after ourselves and each other. If we all take as much care as possible, we can start to see more of our loved ones and do more of the things we enjoy when lockdown is lifted.
“Of course, it is important to follow the rules, but we shouldn’t be distracted by the detail of what we can and can’t do. We should stay focused on the three key things we can always do to get the virus under control – limiting contact, wearing face coverings and isolating when necessary.
“We should also focus on the positives – more services can stay open compared to the first lockdown, and we have a strong local test and trace system this time, which is performing better than the national and regional average. We will continue with this work, as well as all the other things we’re doing to control COVID-19 and support our residents and businesses through this unsettling time.”
Outdoor places that remain open:
Please note, the Government has advised to limit travel.
Bolton Abbey: You must book a ticket beforehand, but Bolton Abbey, Riverside and Strid Wood Car Parks will all stay open. You can buy takeaway drinks and snacks from Cavendish Pavilion, Strid Wood Tearooms, Tea on the Green, and Abbey Tea Rooms (weekends only)
Lotherton: The house and Wildlife World will close, but the grounds will be open for use as per Government guidelines. Cafes will offer takeaway only. General admission will be suspended during this time.
Temple Newsam Estate: The house and Home Farm will close, but the grounds will be open and cafes operating takeaway only service.