Bradford Council Update on new Government COVID Tier System
Bradford District has been identified as a Tier 2 area in the new national tiered approach to COVID-19 restrictions. (Announced by the Government on Monday 12th October 2020.)
There are three tiers in the new system:
Tier 1. The minimum level of restrictions applicable to all of England.
Tier 2. Applies in certain geographical areas or nationally. This is when there has been a rise in COVID-19 transmission, which cannot be contained through local responses.
Tier 3. Triggered in certain geographical areas or nationally when:
Tier 2 measures have not contained the spread of the virus;
or where there has been a significant rise in transmission.
Bradford District is in Tier 2 and these are the restrictions residents must now follow:
Meeting with other people inside homes is restricted to one household/support bubble.
When meeting people outside – for example, a private garden/outdoor public space – you must not meet in a group of more than six people. (Meeting people outdoors is safer than meeting indoors because fresh air provides better ventilation.) Further detail can be found in the guidance for meeting others safely, including associated exemptions.
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.
More details will be published on the new tier system and what it means for the district in the coming days. You will be able to find this information on our COVID-19 web page.