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 Samrann.Manshah@calderdale.gov.uk.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOyEW-DyFho

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.

Calderdale advised against fireworks displays on Bonfire Night

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic there won’t be any public displays of fireworks or any publicly accessible bonfires.

Furthermore the recommendation is that individuals do not host their own bonfires or set off fireworks from their gardens or on their street.

Since Lockdown will be imposed on Thursday 5th of November, gatherings of individuals are not encouraged.

Read more on 5th November National Restrictions on the Gov.uk website

Read the full guidance here: Covid-19 Bonfire Night guidance for Calderdale

If you would like more information, or discuss any of the above please contact
Halifax Central Initiative on 01422 365948, email: hci@calderdale.gov.uk

Useful contact numbers
West Yorkshire Police (non emergencies): 101 (emergency): 999
West Yorkshire Fire Service (emergency): 999
Halifax Central Initiative: 01422 365 948
Calderdale Council Customer First: 01422 288 001

West Yorkshire Police Urging The Public to Stay Safe This Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween.
Many traditions such as trick or treating are to be avoided due to restrictions that are currently in place across all of the county of West Yorkshire.

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West Yorkshire Police is urging the public to stay safe this Halloween amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Following on from Government guidance, West Yorkshire was put into Tier 2 ‘High’ Covid Alert category, mixing of households and social distancing measures are currently in place, and police are urging the public to enjoy the festivities at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

“This year, trick or treating is not encouraged, but there are lots of activities families can do at home and to keep them safe.”

Typically this time of year tends to be the busiest period of the year for the police and last year West Yorkshire Police received nearly 1,800 999 calls on 31 October, and just over 4,000 contacts overall.

“As we all know things can change quite rapidly, so please ensure you are keeping an eye on Government announcements and the local guidance on the .Gov.uk website so you can keep up to date on Covid restrictions as well as guidance

“For anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour or clear breaches of the restrictions in place I would urge they contract West Yorkshire Police. But most of all, it continues to be about using common sense, thinking of others and following the local guidance so that we can all be as safe as possible, thank you.”

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Police’s plea for people to act responsibly.

“If you are celebrating please be respectful of your neighbours and your community – remember, we’re all in this together. Please also remember that the handling of fireworks is best left to the professionals. Please don’t risk injury or having to call on the emergency services or NHS at a time when they are so desperately needed in fighting the pandemic.

Any incidents of anti-social behaviour can be reported online via the West Yorkshire Police website, please visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us

999 should always be used in an emergency, where there is a danger to life or crime in progress.

For more information and advice via Twitter, search #WYHalloween or follow West Yorkshire Police @WestYorksPolice and West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre @WYP_CCC.

Stay Safe This Halloween
  • Have a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Decorate your household or living space
  • Have a trick or treat hunt with your household members in your home
  • Bake some Halloween treats
  • Carve and decorate pumpkins and display them in your windows
  • Have a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Have a virtual Halloween pumpkin carving contest

Help Us Stop the Spread – Coronavirus Alert

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

Calderdale remains in Tier 2 with regards to Coronavirus restrictions. It is up to everyone to ensure we observe the recommended guidelines to control the spread of the virus.

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 exchange visits with 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