Hello, My name is Zara. I work for DDYC (Dex Deaf Youth Council) as Project Co-ordinator. I am here talk about update Covid news. The whole of West Yorkshire, will be placed into Tier 3 (very high alert) restrictions from midnight on Wednesday 2 December following the end of national lockdown.

• wear a face covering where needed
• follow social distancing rules
• work from home if possible
• reduce, where possible, the number of journeys made.
Anyone displaying coronavirus symptoms – of a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell – is urged to get a test.

The local testing service is available from Monday to Friday and bookings for appointments can be made at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Those who don’t have symptoms should not get a test unless they have been advised to do so by a health professional, Public Health England or the Council’s public health teams – it could take a test away from someone who really needs it.

The new rules are:

• People must not socialise indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody they do not live with, or who is not in their support bubble. This includes in any private garden.
• People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in outdoor public spaces, including parks, countryside, or a public garden – this is called the ‘rule of 6’.
• Weddings are allowed with a maximum of 15 people attending. Wedding receptions are not allowed.
• Burials in Council Cemeteries are allowed with a maximum of 30 mourners. Social distancing of 2 metres must be followed.
• There should be no public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances. Large business events should not be taking place.
• You should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays unless it is necessary for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.
• People can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey.

The following places will remain closed:

• Bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed. They are allowed to carry on sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.
• Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close.
• Indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close.
• Indoor attractions at mostly outdoor entertainment venues must also close.

The following will be open:

• Leisure and sports facilities may stay open, but indoor group exercise classes (including fitness and dance) are not allowed.
• Large outdoor events (performances and shows) are not allowed, with the exception of drive-in events.
• Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact sports should not take place.
• Places of worship can open, but people must not attend with or socialise with anyone outside of their household or support bubble while there.

Thank you for watching, please contact us if you want to find out more information.