Live coronavirus updates as lockdown continues in parts of Yorkshire

Lockdown measures will contiinue in parts of West Yorkshire for at least another week, the Government has announced.

Restrictions on household gatherings in Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, as well as parts of the North West, East Lancashire and Leicester will continue, the Department of Health confirmed on Friday, August 14.

The latest data does not show a decrease in the number of cases per 100,000 people in the area and shows a continued rise in cases in Oldham and Pendle while numbers remain high in Blackburn with Darwen, the department said.

The measures are set to be reviewed again next week.

From tomorrow (Saturday) theatres, casinos and bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen in England.

Areas that are currently living under stricter coronavirus rules, like Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, might not be included in the relaxation.

To stop a potential spread of the virus as parts of the economy reopen after several months, the Government has upped the amount people can be fined for breaking the rules.

Anyone found to be repeatedly refusing to wear a mask could now be fined up to £3,200 and organisers of illegal raves could face a £10,000 penalty.

Follow all the latest updates on the local lockdown in our live blog coverage below.


Yorkshire Live – Health