Leeds news LIVE: Serious crash closes south Leeds road

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Friday, 10th July 2020, 12:28 pm

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A61 Wakefield Road (photo: Google).

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Last updated: Friday, 10 July, 2020, 12:28

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Pedestrian seriously injured

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said:" At 10:05am today (10/7) police were contacted by the ambulance service who were attending a serious road traffic collision on the A61 Wakefield Road, Belle Isle, near to where it meets the A639.

"A woman pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a car and received serious injuries. 

"She was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment. 

"The driver stopped at the scene and has been spoken to by officers. 

“A road closure and diversion is in place pending updates from hospital on the injured woman’s condition.”

The road is closed

Serious crash in south Leeds

Leisure, performance and beauty lockdown easing in England: What will change?

– Can I go to the gym?

Yes. Outdoor pools are to reopen from July 11 and indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities are to reopen from July 25.

The guidance also supports the reopening of sports halls which will allow the return of sports such as badminton and volleyball.

– Will my time spent exercising in the gym and playing sport be the same as before?

No. Venues must ensure they can enable everyone to maintain social distancing before, during and after participation.

This means limiting the number of people using the pool or gym at any one time, reduced class sizes, spacing out equipment which is likely to result in fewer machines being available, queue management or one-way systems, and floor markings to help people stay distanced.

Although changing rooms will be open, people should be encouraged to shower and change at home wherever possible.

– And what about entertainment? Can I now go to the theatre?

Sort of. Outdoor performances with social distancing can be put on from July 11.

This means that outdoor theatres, opera, dance and music can resume from Monday so long as they take place outside and with a limited and socially distanced audience.

– What measures will be in place to ensure it is safe?

There will be limited ticket sales to reduce numbers, and tickets must be purchased online with venues encouraged to move towards e-ticketing for help with track and trace.

Singing and the playing of brass and wind instruments in groups or in front of an audience is limited to professionals only, and performers, conductors, and musicians must observe social distancing wherever possible.

– Still no return to indoor theatres?

No. However, there does seem to be efforts under way to make traditional theatre-going a possibility.

The Government is working with the sector to pilot a number of small indoor performances with a socially distanced audience to help inform plans about how best to get indoor venues back up and running.

– What about my beauty routine? Can I get my nails done?

Yes. Nail bars will be allowed to reopen on Monday July 13, along with beauty salons, tattoo and massage studios, physical therapy businesses, spas and piercing services.

– Alleluia. What about a lip wax and eyelash extensions?

No. That won’t be possible. Only services that do not involve work in the highest risk zone – directly in front of the face should be made available at beauty salons.

This means that treatments such as face waxing, eyelash treatments, make-up application and facials, should not be provided until Government advice changes, due to the much greater risk of transmission.

– Apart from fewer treatments, how different will my trip to the beautician’s be?

You can forget about having your usual cup of coffee, and there will be no lounging around having long chats after you get beautified.

Measures in place are to include screens, appointment-only booking systems, minimising time spent on the premises, increased hand washing and surface cleaning, using disposable equipment where possible, and avoiding skin-to-skin contact.

Other measures include maintaining sufficient spacing between customer chairs, and banning food or drink other than water.

Today: A cloudy start with some scattered showers. As the day progresses, showers develop further into the late afternoon. Some showers may be heavy or sharp at times and possibly thundery. Gusty winds.

Tonight: Staying mostly cloudy this evening any lingering storms will fade away. The occasional sharp shower will still be possible for a time. Some clear spells towards the end of the night. Gusty winds.

Saturday: Becoming drier on Saturday with plenty of sunshine and some fair weather cloud developing early. Winds will ease through the day. In the evening clear spells expected.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Sunday will see variable cloud and sunny spells with showers building through the night as a front passes through. Some showers will be heavy at times. On Monday some cloud and showers will linger, some possibly heavy, but easing later in the afternoon. Becoming quite gusty at times. On Tuesday, variable cloud and some bright spells. The odd sharp shower pushing in later.

All quiet on the roads

There are no reports of any major problems on the roads around Leeds this morning.

Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live blog on Friday, July 10.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving

West Yorkshire Police statement: "At 8.58am today (9/7) police were called to a road traffic collision on the A660 IIkley Road, Otley, near to Burley Menston water treatment works.

"A black BMW M140 had been in collision with a dry stone wall and a lamppost. 

"A 37-year-old man was taken to hospital but found to have no serious injuries. 

"He has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. 

“The road reopened at 11.15am after the scene was cleared.”

There has been a crash

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