Council Officers to visit town centres to support businesses to follow lockdown rules

Kirklees Council staff will be out across the whole of Kirklees this weekend ensuring local businesses are following national lockdown rules and helping to keep residents safe. 

Council officers will be visiting all the town centres across the borough over this weekend, visiting the local businesses who are able to open during lockdown to ensure they have everything they need in place to keep customers safe. The team will also be making sure that any businesses that should be closed during lockdown, are not open and in breach of the rules. If you are aware of a business that is breaking lockdown rules, contact Kirklees Council’s COVID-19 Response Line on 01484 226919. 

Councillor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredibly tough period for the majority of businesses, particularly during periods of lockdown. Local businesses are a crucial part of our economy and communities, and we are continuing to do everything possible to support them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

He added “We don’t want any local business to have to close or to operate under restrictions that ultimately impact their success. But public health has to be the number one priority and these rules have been put in place by Government to save lives, so it’s crucial we all take them seriously.”“I want to thank businesses across Kirklees for following the restrictions and doing everything you can to prevent the spread of the virus and keep people safe.“We have a responsibility to make sure local businesses are complying to the restrictions in place and our officers will be out in our town centres to make sure they have all the information and support they need to do this.” 

If you are a local business owner, you can visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/coronavirusbusiness for more information on access to grants and other support.

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