Where does Leeds end and Bradford begin? Council clears up confusion over West Yorkshire coronavirus lockdown

New guidance has been released outlining the Bradford boundary as the city is placed under stricter lockdown measures.

By Abbey Maclure
Monday, 3rd August 2020, 1:04 pm

The local lockdown was announced late on Thursday and puts restrictions in place on households in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.

People living in these areas cannot meet with other households in gardens or indoors, including public indoor venues.

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Bradford has been placed under stricter lockdown measures, but the new rules do not apply to Leeds

But Leeds is not subject to these new rules and there has been some confusion around which households on the Leeds/Bradford border are affected by the restrictions.

Where does Leeds end and Bradford begin?

Bradford Council has shared a handy map outlining the city's boundary - with new guidance clearing up which households are affected by the local lockdown.

The new restrictions apply across the whole of the Bradford District.

This map outlines the Bradford District. If you pay your council tax to Bradford Council, you are required to follow the new measures (Photo: Bradford Council)

If you pay your council tax to Bradford Council, you are required to follow the new measures regardless of your postcode.

You could be issued with a £100 fine for flouting lockdown rules.

If you pay your council tax to Leeds City Council the new restrictions do not apply.

Why do the stricter lockdown measures not apply to Leeds?

Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees have been placed under lockdown due to a rise in confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Leeds has not seen a significant rise in cases and therefore is not subject to the new rules.

Leeds City Council has today released a statement urging people who travel around West Yorkshire to "take extra care" and "stay safe".

A council spokesperson said: “Given the proximity of Leeds to the affected neighbouring areas, we would urge everyone to stay safe, keep social distance from others and get a test if you have symptoms.

"The changes to restrictions in parts of West Yorkshire announced by the government yesterday do not include Leeds and there are currently no changes to the guidance for those living and working in the city.

"However, we would urge anyone travelling in and around West Yorkshire to take extra care and stay safe by keeping up-to-date with the latest information and advice at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus”.

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