The second national lockdown in the UK (5 November to 2 December) imposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson will see many cities and counties putting several restrictions on its people.
In a view of the national lockdown, Kirklees Council has confirmed its services (open and close) during the lockdown:
People have to be inside homes, with non-essential retail and hospitality will remain closed for four weeks. The city’s public parks will remain open for people to enjoy during their daily exercise.
The council’s spokesperson said children’s parks will remain open for enjoyment.
Oakwell Hall Country Park, in Birstall, will continue to be open during the four-week shutdown with both car parks and visitor toilets also accessible for public use.
All museums will remain closed but and libraries in Kirklees will be shut down for borrowing purposes during the lockdown period, but enthusiastic readers can still access a variety of e-book and e-audio titles via the E-Library.
All wedding and civil alliance rituals stand cancelled. However, exemptions will be made under ‘exceptional circumstances’, but exactly what constitutes such circumstances is yet to be confirmed by the council, according to its website.
The council’s five household waste and recycling centres are continuing to remain open this time.
Funeral facilities are also operational but only marginally numbers of mourners are allowed in comparison with the first lockdown.
During the first lockdown, there was an uproar from bereaved relatives and funeral directors at the very strict rules, with some families being pushed to stay away from funerals of loved ones.
However, with different councils bringing in dissimilar rules, a two-tier scheme surfaced, encouraging some Kirklees families to conduct funerals in Wakefield, which had less strict rules at the time.