BRADFORD Council has apologised “for any confusion” it caused after a coronavirus update on October 16 contained out-of-date advice.

The Council thanked “eagle-eyed subscribers” on their email alerts list and issued a correction on what Tier Two means for Bradfordians.

It is the second time the Council has apologised for incorrect information on local lockdown restrictions in recent weeks.

In September, the Telegraph & Argus reported that incorrect guidance on households mixing in public venues remained on the authority's website for a number of weeks.

At the time, the Council said it was a 'genuine misinterpretation'.

The district was placed under the new ‘Tier’ system on Wednesday, meaning stricter restrictions on socialising between different households.

In an updated alert, the Council said: "Yesterday we issued a bulletin which contained some advice that had not been changed since Tier 2 restrictions came into effect on Wednesday.

"Thanks to the eagle-eyed subscribers who contacted us to let us know, and we'd like to apologise for any confusion we've caused. We've now removed that text."

Here’s what Tier Two/HIGH restrictions mean…

  • You must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.
  • You may continue to see friends and family you do not live with (or have not formed a support bubble with) outside, including in a garden or other outdoor space. When you do so, you must not meet in a group of more than 6. This limit of 6 includes children of any age.
  • Meeting in larger groups is against the law. There are certain exceptions (see below). The police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).
  • Visiting indoor hospitality/leisure/retail settings is restricted to one household. Two households must not meet in these settings (unless those two households are in a support bubble together)
  • You can still go on holiday outside of Bradford district. You should only do this with people you live with or have formed a support bubble with.
  • You can only play a team sport where this is formally organised by a sports club or similar organisation; and sports governing body guidance has been issued.
  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate, but pubs and restaurants must ensure that customers consume food and drink only while seated, and close between 10pm and 5am.
  • Schools and universities remain open.
  • Places of worship remain open, but people may not mingle in groups of more than six.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the numbers attending (15 and 30 respectively).
  •  People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where they can, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.