PEOPLE across the Keighley district are being urged to comply with the latest rules surrounding the wearing of face coverings.

And the public is also being encouraged to take additional precautions, to help protect themselves and others from the new Omicron variant of Covid 19.

Face coverings are now legally required in shops and on public transport.

West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum says it appears Omicron can spread rapidly and between people who are double vaccinated, so would "strongly urge" everybody to do what they can to reduce the risk of infection.

"Face coverings are mandatory in a number of venues but we would encourage people to wear them in other crowded and enclosed areas where you come into contact with people you don't usually meet," said a spokesperson.

"Also, minimise the number of people you come into close contact with. If you do meet with others, try to meet outdoors. If meeting indoors, let fresh air in.

"If you haven’t already received the Covid-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated now. Book at

"Most people in the region have put a huge amount of effort into keeping each other safe throughout this pandemic, and we must ensure this continues."