The Secretary of State has announced today (Friday, 4 September) that there will be no change to overall local restrictions in the Bradford District this week as the changes he made last week only came into effect on Wednesday. The current restrictions on gatherings will remain in place.
However he did lift the additional restrictions on indoor gyms, swimming pools, dance and fitness studios, other indoor sports facilities, casinos and soft play areas across the whole district. All such businesses across the district can now re-open as long as their operations are COVID Secure.
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “This week the Government have decided that there will be no change in restrictions for the vast majority of people in the Bradford District.
“I’m relieved however that it’s good news that gyms, swimming pools and other sport and leisure businesses can open across the whole district from next Tuesday (8 September), rather than only in Shipley constituency and in three wards of Keighley constituency. I know it will be good news for those gym and other fitness business owners.
“Good news today also for casinos and soft play areas that were originally scheduled to re-open on 15 August but were prevented by Government from doing so. These can now reopen too.
“We continue to be concerned about high infection rates in the district and the fact that continuing different arrangements in some wards confuse the public health messages and also confuse residents about what they can and can’t do. We’ll continue to support people and provide advice and guidance wherever they are.
“We are focusing on further developing local test and trace as the principal tool to help us bring infection rates down as quickly as possible. The faster those rates fall, the stronger our case for removing restrictions across the whole district will be.
“We would encourage everyone, no matter where they live, to do the right thing and get themselves tested if they think they have symptoms or are contacted by local or national test and trace. And everyone should also follow the simple health messages – stay apart (2 metres), wash your hands regularly and wear a face covering where it is required.”
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