COVID – What’s Next? Live Q&A Thursday 22 July at 7pm with Calderdale Council

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Calderdale residents are invited to put their questions about the end of national COVID restrictions to a panel of experts at a live online Q&A event this week.

Q&A event


Calderdale Council’s Facebook page will host the next in a series of popular question and answer sessions, live from 7pm on Thursday 22 July 2021. The event is called ‘COVID – what’s next?’ and local people are invited to watch, ask questions and find out more about the end of national restrictions and what this means for people in Calderdale.

A panel of experts will respond to questions and explain how we can all do our bit to keep the people around us as safe as possible. The panel will feature:

  • Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health at Calderdale Council
  • Dipika Kaushal, Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Calderdale
  • Toni Williams, Consultant in Health and Wellbeing: Public Health England
  • Cornelle Parker, Deputy Medical Director: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

Go to to tune in and submit questions in the comments section during the broadcast. To set a reminder, visit on a smartphone and you can choose to be notified when the event goes live.

Choose Well to help the NHS during these difficult times

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Restrictions may have lifted but the COVID infection rates are still high in Calderdale.

NHS services are currently overwhelmed with handling COVID cases.

Calderdale and Ryburn PCN are encouraging you to choose wisely before reaching out to the NHS for help and for non emergencies, try different venues first.

In Any Emergency, always call 999.

Do not put off important health check appointments.

For more information, view the Calderdale Ryburn PCN social media places:

Facebook  and Twitter pages.


COVID guidelines after July 19

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Since Monday the 19th of July, most restrictions have been lifted, making the previously mandatory guidelines of social distancing and face coverings a voluntary measure.

We are encouraged to adhere to these rules at our own discretion.

Be aware that several places will still insist on maintaining such guidelines.

Many GPs, public transport and closed spaces will still require you to observe these measures.

Please be considerate to others and do not endanger their health for the sake of giving up a rule.

As always, if you have been contacted and advised you need to quarantine and self isolate, you must observe this.

If you suspect you may have contracted COVID, get tested as soon as possible.

There are many options to be tested. Many workplaces require regular Lateral Flow tests. These tests are offered free of charge and it is recommended to be tested twice a week.

Infection rates are still high, especially in Calderdale.

Even if you are fully vaccinated, you may still become infected, you should however have much milder symptoms. You can still carry the virus, even if you are asymptomatic.


Please note: This article expresses opinions based on current affairs. It should not be treated as a guideline.

For the latest advice, guidance and support on COVID, visit :

NHS website : :

Calderdale MBC specific instructions:

VSI Alliance Update July 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team




With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions today and based on the feedback we received from you all, we have launched the #KeepingItMasked campaign to support all Calderdale Voluntary & Community orgs who continue to use PPE/Facemasks.

The VSI Alliance has put together a few resources including Twitter and Facebook banners for your organisation’s profiles and a few example tweets and ideas for you to get involved and show that you are #KeepingItMasked to protect the communities you work with.

The resources are available on the VSI Alliance Website –


About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact, or visit for more contact details.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 16 July 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Sling Your Hook Campaign Launched By Neighbourhood Watch To Tackle Scams
  • Park Tennis Summer Camps spaces filling up fast
  • Advice for late applications to EU Settlement Scheme
  • Calderdale Staying Safe Domestic Abuse Support is here for you

Have a great weekend!

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You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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Park Tennis Summer Camps spaces filling up fast

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Places are filling up fast for the Summer Tennis Camp 2021 for the children and teenage groups.

There are still some spaces remaining so if you’re interested, book now to avoid disappointment.

Fun activities and games for 6 to 11 years old

Organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches



Booking essential

Numbers are strictly limited and places are allocated on a first come first served basis

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Children sessions with spaces still free: 4 August, 25 August, 1 September

All other dates are full

£12 per session for non-members

£10 per session for members

Children can be dropped from 8.45am and collected up to 12.30pm at no extra charge




Tennis is, without doubt, good for the mind and body

Playing tennis regularly has many physical and psychological health benefits associated with it
These benefits are particularly important for teens’ physical, emotional and mental development

This is an excellent course for beginners and improvers, running on Wednesdays 13:15 – 15:15


£9.00 per session for non-members

£7.00 per session for members


Places are available on the following dates: 28 July, 4 August , 11 August, 18 August,

25 August, 1 September


Please bring drinks, snacks (optional), hat, sun cream etc

No equipment necessary 

Enquiries to Margaret 07778 523867


Park Tennis Club Brighouse, Bute Avenue, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2JA

Roller Skating back at the YMCA!

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Roller Skating is back and running at the YMCA, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, times are posted on the YMCA website.

Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5 per session and include skate hire. There is no booking fee and you can book online.

The Halifax YMCA
The Marlborough Hall
13 Crossley Street
Halifax HX1 1UG

Tel: 01422 353626 (10am till 5pm Mon-Fri / 10am till 12noon Sat)