Where does Leeds end and North Yorkshire begin? Council clears up Tier 2 and Tier 3 boundary

People living in Leeds will be required to follow the strictest Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 12:37 pm

Every local authority area in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and The Humber has been placed in Tier 3 when the national lockdown is lifted.

But York and North Yorkshire will remain in Tier 2, the Government has announced today.

People living in Leeds cannot meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody they do not live with, or who is not in their support bubble.

Leeds City Council ward boundaries outlined on arcgis.com

This includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues.

They must not socialise in a group of more than six in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility.

Hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.

People living in Leeds will be required to follow Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday

However in North Yorkshire, the Tier 2 measures are less strict.

Hospitality venues can reopen, but alcohol can only be served as part of a substantial meal and customers must stay in household groups.

Where are the boundaries of Leeds and which areas will go into Tier 3?

The new Tier 3 restrictions will apply across the whole of the Leeds district, as well as Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees and Bradford.

A handy map outlines the city's boundary and Leeds City Council has issued guidance on which households are affected by Tier 3 restrictions.

People living on the border of North Yorkshire and Leeds will be placed in a tier depending on who they pay their council tax to.

All areas that pay council tax to Leeds City Council will be under Tier 3 lockdown restrictions from Wednesday.

So, if you have your bins emptied by Leeds Council, you will be in Tier 3.

If you have your bins emptied by a North Yorkshire District Council, you will be in Tier 2.

The Tier 3 restrictions in full for people living in Leeds:

- you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues

- you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility – this is called the ‘rule of 6’

- hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.

- accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training

- indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close. This includes: indoor play centres and areas, including trampolining parks and soft play, casinos, bingo halls and bowling alleys.

- leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes (including fitness and dance) should not go ahead. Saunas and steam rooms should close

- there should be no public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place. Elite sport events may continue to take place without spectators

- large outdoor events (performances and shows) should not take place, with the exception of drive-in events

- places of worship remain open, but you must not attend with or socialise with anyone outside of your household or support bubble while you are there, unless a legal exemption applies

- weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events

- organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place

- organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes cannot take place indoors. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s

- you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible

- avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey