Piece Hall vaccination Walk-in Clinic 18-20 June (Pfizer/BioNTech)

There will be Walk-in clinics in the Piece Hall from the 18th to 20th of June, offering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to protect against Covid-19/Sars-CoV-2.

The clinic wants to facilitate the vaccination of those over 25 and under 30 who haven’t had their first dose of the vaccine or those over 25 who are at higher risk. Those who had their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech 8 weeks ago can have their second dose.

Piece Hall II Poster

 

The clinics will run as follows:

Friday 18th June 4pm – 7pm

Saturday 19th June 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 20th June 10 am – 5 pm

Only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be available. It will be provided subject to availability on a first come first serve basis.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you should not attend this clinic. For more information, ring 119.

Covid-19 Vaccine and Fertility Q&A Friday 11 June

A women only Q&A session at Halifax Opportunities Trust Centre on Hanson lane to answer questions about the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine on fertility.

Friday 11 June at 11am.
Venue: Halifax Opportunities Trust, Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, HX1 5PG

If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and have concerns about receiving the vaccine, this session may answer your questions.

Spaces will be limited due to the social distancing and Covid guidelines present. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, contact covidchampions@vsialliance.org.uk or ring
07495 049459.

Download the flyer

 

                                                   

Coronavirus May 17th: What’s changed

The next phase of easing restrictions is here.

The general advice is to carry on working from home if you can, keep the precautions, and if you develop symptoms, quarantine and get tested.

The 2m rule is now a personal responsibility rather than government guidance.

Find out what you can and cannot do:

Visit Gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do#may-whats-changed

Overview of changes:

  • Outdoor gatherings can have up to 30 people, indoor gatherings can have up to 6 people or 2 households.
  • Indoor entertainment venues have opened with COVID-secure measures in place. These include cafes, pubs, cinemas, theatres, museums, etc
  • Organised indoor sport can recommence for all ages, with reasonable measures in place.
  • Hotels and B&Bs can reopen for groups of up to 6.
  • Funerals, weddings and other commemorative events are no longer limited but may be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing.
  • Care home residents can have up to five named visitors (two at any one time), provided visitors test negative for COVID-19.
  • All higher education students are able to access in-person teaching.
  • Support groups and parent and child group gathering limits have been increased to 30 people (not including under 5s)
  • There is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally.

For the latest information on COVID-19 always use reliable sources, such as:

Calderdale Council: www.calderdale.gov.uk/coronavirus
UK official Government info website: www.Gov.uk
NHS UK website: www.nhs.uk

 

Covid Self-isolation Checklist in English, Czech, Urdu, Bangla

Any one of us might need to self isolate because we have (or could have) COVID-19. If you have to self-isolate make sure you’re prepared.

The following information is available in English, Czech, Urdu and Bangla.

Self Isolation Poster – English
Self Isolation Poster – Czech –  čeština
Self Isolation Poster – Urdu –  اردو
Self Isolation Poster – Bangla – বাংলা

If you are in need of support, the Council can help. Call 01422 392890 or visit
calderdale.gov.uk/self-isolation

COVID-19 Message for parents of school children

(The following is an abbreviation of letter circulated in schools on March 29th,
signed by Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health and Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People’s Services)

With schools open more widely and education returning to something a bit more normal, we want to take the opportunity to thank those of you whose children were at home during the last lockdown, for your hard work, supporting your children with home learning.

It’s wonderful to see children and young people back at school and able to see their friends classmates and school staff once again. Social interacton is an important part of learning for young people.

Schools continue to do everything they can to keep children safe from COVID-19 . Please do continue to be polite to school staff. They don’t make the rules, they’re following public health advice, acting on professional advice and trying to keep everyone safe.

The wider opening of schools was the first step on the Government’s roadmap and as we look forward to the coming weeks and months, further restirctions will be lifted if all goes to plan. We’re on the right path but it’s really important we all do what we can to keep moving in the right direction. The more we can do to stop the spread the safer everyone will be and the less disruption there will be to education.

Please do keep your child at home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A high temperature
  • A new and continuous cough
  • A loss or change to the sense of sell or taste

When a child with symptoms attends school, it doesn’t just create the risk of transmission but also interrupts the education of all involved and creates challenges for all as everyone the child had contact with may require to self isolate.

From March 29th we’re back to the Rule of 6, where up to 6 people can meet up, or two households if between them there are more than 6 household members. This applies for outdoors meetings, there will still be no indoors mixing, unless it is between members of a support bubble.

Please  think carefully about what you do at the school gate and the way back from school. Please do keep up the good work by avoiding mixing with other households indoors. This applies to your children too – no sleep overs or after school meet ups, please.

Finally, please wear face coverings at drop-off and pick-up while you’re on foot. It is an easy protective measure and can make a real difference. School staff wear them wherever is feasible to do so and it will really support them in their efforts to keep your children safe.

We’re really proud of the efforts our schools and families have taken in Calderdale to help reduce COVID-19 infection. Over 330 people in Calderdale have died of COVID-19. The roll out of the vaccination programme is a vital step towards reducing the impact of the infection but all other measures we have used over the last year are still really important too.

 

If you or your child have concerns about COVID-19, contact the Healthy Futures Calderdale school nursing team
by phone on 0303 330 9974
by text on 07480 635297 (young people)
or 07507 332157 (parents/carers).

Calderdale COVID-19 vaccination engagement

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch Calderdale and VSI Alliance, and would like to know your views and experiences of the Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination already, you can feedback about your experience of the vaccination process here:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CaldVacFeedback/

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the below poster.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we would like to hear your views on the vaccine and how well informed you feel about it. Please complete the following survey to let us know:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5OWUYE/

               

Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine statement from Department of Public Health

I am worried that the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t safe as I’ve heard some countries are stopping using it – should I still have it?

Some European countries have temporarily paused the use of the vaccine as a precautionary measure, following reports of blood clots in a small number of people who had recently had the vaccine.

However, there is no evidence that the blood clots have been caused by the vaccine and the UK regulator, the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority, has said that they are confident the vaccine is safe. This is supported by both the European Medicines Agency (the European regulator for medicines and vaccines) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who have said the vaccine is safe and should continue be given.

There were 30 reports of clots among almost five million people given the vaccine across Europe. This is actually less than the number that would be expected to happen naturally. Following the concerns regarding blood clots, AstraZeneca has conducted a review of all safety data, which has shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots. This covered more than 17 million people vaccinated in the UK and European Union.

The UK is further ahead its vaccination programme than any other country in the world and so far over 20 million people in England have been vaccinated. It is very important that people still have their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so. This is the only protection available against the serious illness caused by Covid-19, which has sadly led to the death of millions of people around the world, and people will continue to be at risk from the disease if they do not take up the offer of a vaccine.

Department of Public Health