As the new Tier 2 measures come into force, it is now illegal for people living in areas with high level restrictions to meet indoors.

Under the previous local lockdown rules, members of different households were banned from meeting in private homes, but it was only advised that people shouldn't socialise with others outside their household or bubble in public indoor spaces, such as pubs and restaurants.

You can see a guide to the full 'high' level restrictions now in place in Bradford here

People are now able to meet following the 'rule of six' outdoors, but all indoor gathering of multiple households is now unlawful, except for these are 19 reasons:

  • In a legally permitted childcare bubble (find out more about childcare exemptions here)
  • For work, volunteering to provide voluntary or charitable services.
  • For registered childcare, education or training.
  • For arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents or guardians.
  • For prospective adopting parents to meet a child or children who may be placed with them.
  • For supervised activities provided for children, including wraparound care (before and after school childcare), youth groups and activities, and children’s playgroups.
  • For birth partners.
  • To see someone who is dying.
  • To provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm.
  • To fulfil a legal obligation, such as attending court or jury service.
  • To provide care or assistance to someone vulnerable.
  • To facilitate a house move.
  • For a wedding or equivalent ceremony and wedding receptions where the organiser has carried out a risk assessment and taken all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the virus – up to a maximum of 15 people (not to take place in private homes).
  • For funerals – up to a maximum of 30 people. Wakes and other commemorative events are permitted with up to 15 people present (not to take place in private homes).
  • For elite sportspeople and their coaches if necessary for competition and training, as well as parents or guardians if they are a child.
  • For outdoor exercise and dance classes, organised outdoor sport, and licensed outdoor physical activity.
  • Indoor organised team sports for disabled people, and youth sport.
  • Support groups of up to 15 participants – formally organised groups to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support (not to take place in private homes).
  • Protests – if organised in compliance with COVID-secure guidance.

Read more on the latest 'high' level coronavirus restrictions in place in Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Leeds and Wakefield.