Public Health COVID key messages for Calderdale

The following key messages describe the current coronavirus situation in the area of Calderdale. Please take a moment to read.

1.1 Calderdale has the highest rates it has ever had Public Health. Not everyone is aware of how widespread across the age groups the high rates are.

1.2.    Business continuity is going to be massively affected over the coming weeks due to the high rates, as it is likely more people will have to isolate.

1.3.    Promote Lateral Flow Tests take up and be clear that if anyone has symptoms, they must take a PCR test.

1.4.    Respect people’s different views and show kindness to each other – some people are happy everything is opening up and some are very concerned.

Be respectful. Be considerate. Be kind.

Calderdale College Walk in vaccination Clinic Wednesday 20 October

The clinic is open to anyone 16 and over who

  • Hasn’t had a COVID-19 vaccination yet
  • Had a first Pfizer vaccine over 8 weeks ago and is ready for a second dose

Walk-in vaccination clinic – NO NEED TO BOOK!

Wednesday 20 October, 10am – 2pm

Sports Hall, Inspire Centre
Calderdale College
Francis Street,
Halifax , HX1 3UZ
(Sports Centre is opposite the main building)

Subject to availability on a first come, first served basis. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be available at this walk-in clinic

For more information visit

Walk In Vaccination clinic at Parkinson Lane Primary School September 16

A Walk In vaccination clinic will be held at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School on Thursday 16th September.

The clinic is open to anyone over 16 years, offering the Pfizer-BionTech Vaccine.

No need to book, just turn up.

Vaccinations are subject to availability on a first come first service basis.


The clinic is open to anyone over 16 years who

  • Hasn’t had a COVID-19 vaccination yet
  • Over 18s who had first Pfizer vaccine on or before 22 July –
    come and get your second dose

Parkinson Lane Primary School, Parkinson Lane, Halifax , HX1 3XL

Use the middle gate to access the clinic and follow the signs

Download the information flyer here

Help Us Stop the Spread – Latest Coronavirus Alert

For the most up to date information on Coronavirus, visit Calderdale Council’s website

As National Restrictions come in from November 5th, Calderdale council would like to remind everyone of what we can all do to slow down the spread.

There are plans to get this translated into Urdu, Arabic, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Farsi, Kurdish, Tigrinyan

Remember: Hands – Face – Space

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Maintain a 2m distance where possible
  • Wear a face covering
  • Don’t visit other households
  • Avoid crowded spaces, especially indoors.
  • Keep yourself informed
  • Isolate if you have symptoms

If you suspect you have contracted Coronavirus, get tested.
Get a free NHS Coronavirus TEST


Looking for Community Covid19 Champions

For the most Up to date Coronavirus information visit Calderdale Council website here

Do you want to help with the response to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Do you want to help people stay safe and support your local community to respond to and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic? We are looking for Community Covid-19 Champions to help share information and help us develop our response to the virus in the future.

Community Covid-19 Champions – what’s involved? 

  • You can get involved as much or as little as you like- the minimum requirement is to attend one virtual information session of approx. one hour long.
  • Receive the latest information, updates and advice about Covid-19.
  • Share this information with your family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or other people in their community however you want to. This could be conversations with family & friends, via telephone, social media or any other way you choose.
  • Let us know what is and isn’t working, so we can make sure we respond together in the way that will work best for each community.
  • Access to regular support meetings to ask questions and provide feedback.


With a wider understanding of Covid-19, Government guidance and local information, together we can help empower people with the information they need to protect themselves, their family, friends and work mates.

To sign up and become a Community Covid-19 Champion please contact

A message from our Director of Public Health about COVID-19 in Calderdale.

For the most Up to date Coronavirus information visit Calderdale Council website here

Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale has released a message on Youtube regarding the National Restrictions to limit the spread of the Covid 19 infection.

Cases have been on the rise since September and it is important for all to play our part.

The message centers on the basic things we all need to do:

  1. Limit contact with other people as much as possible
  2. Wear face coverings and masks – wash/sanitise hands
  3. If developing symptoms or get tested positive, Isolate.

We know how to bring infection rates down in Calderdale. We’ve done it twice before and we can do it again.” – Debs Harkins

Coronavirus: National Restrictions from November 5th, 2020

For the most Up to date Coronavirus information visit Calderdale Council website here

In the effort to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, as of Thursday 5th of November the whole of England will be entering new restrictions. Once the new national restrictions have been approved by parliament, they are projected to last until the 2nd of December.
The new restrictions are these:
  • People need to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  • Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  • Closing certain businesses and venues.
  • Preventing non-essential travel including holidays.

For more information, please see: GOV.UK – New National Restrictions from 5 November.

Until then Calderdale remains in Tier 2.

There will be additional restrictions in Calderdale, please read Calderdale Council guidelines.