LAST night the Government announced West Yorkshire will be moving into Tier 3 lockdown, the strictest local restrictions currently possible.

It will mean people are unable to socialise with other not in their household or support bubble except in public spaces, and still then in groups of no more than six.

The new restrictions come into place at 00.01am on Monday, November 2.

The Very High Covid alert level Bradford and the rest of the county are now under also mean that a number of different businesses are now being forced to close their doors in an effort to stem the infection rate of Coronavirus.

The businesses which must close from Monday are: 

  • Pubs and bars - unless they serve 'substantial meals'
  • Casinos
  • Betting shops
  • Soft play centres and areas
  • Adult gaming centres
  • Car boot sales

Businesses which can remain open - while continuing to abide by social distancing regulations - are:

  • Restaurants and hospitality venues which serve food
  • Cafes - including shisha bars (although the smoking of shisha and other similar shared smoknig equipment is banned)
  • Leisure and sports facilities - such as sports centres, gyms, fitness and dance studios, swimming pools and playing courts/courses/fields - however indoor group exercise classes are strongly advised against
  • All other businesses.