The way the public was told about new local lockdown rules coming into force in West Yorkshire was "chaotic in the extreme", according to one Bradford MP.
Last night, health secretary Matt Hancock tweeted to say that following a spike in coronavirus cases in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees, those areas would be subject to extra rules.
Designed to slow the spread of the virus, separate households living in those areas from midnight have been banned from meeting each other indoors and in their gardens.
Speaking to the BBC, the Labour MP for Bradford South Judith Cummins said the way people were told was "terrible and appalling".
She said: "I think it's very chaotic in the extreme. I've been out to visit one of my businesses this morning and they're confused.
"It's not the action sometimes, it's how it's communicated. If you're trying to get the public to buy in to a public health message, you need to communicate that effectively and properly with some some time for people to adjust, not a couple of hours.
"I think it's a terrible and appalling way to communicate. We're talking about people's livelihoods and people's lives. To do it with a couple of hours' notice is simply not good enough."