coronavirus

Tune into our next COVID-19 LIVE Q&A Thursday 21 October

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We’re hosting our next COVID-19 LIVE Q&A this Thursday, when our panel of experts will answer your questions about how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones against COVID-19, as we head into the colder months.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your important questions about the vaccines and winter flu jab answered by our panel, which includes:

  • Debs Harkins – Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council
  • David Birkenhead – Executive Medical Director, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Lisa Pickles – GP, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stuart Hillary – Headteacher, Park Lane Academy

Click on the button below to join the Q&A which will begin at 7pm on Thursday. You can click ‘Get Reminder’ on the Facebook post to be notified when the Q&A is live.

Join our Facebook Live Q&A

Public Health COVID key messages for Calderdale

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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.

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 11th October – 16th October

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These clinics are open to anyone:

16 and over who has not already received their first vaccination
18 and over who had their first vaccination over eight weeks ago.

You must ensure that you attend a vaccination clinic which is delivering the same vaccine type as your first jab.

Booster jabs are not available at these walk-in clinics.  The NHS will contact eligible people when it’s their turn for the booster.

These clinics are subject to demand and deliver vaccinations on a first-come first-served basis. Clinics may have to be cancelled or changed at short notice. Latest clinic information can be found at: calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab 

Vaccinations can also be made by appointment by calling for free 119 or book an appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

To find the current information about the Grab a Jab initiative, scan the QR code on the poster or visit
https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination/grabajab/

For any queries relating to accessing a vaccine or questions relating to the Covid vaccine please visit https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination/frequently-asked-questions-faqs/

Overview:

Monday 11 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer BioNTech, over 16s / Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine available for second doses)
Rosegarth Surgery: 2.30 – 4.30pm, Vaccine type: Pfizer 1st and 2nd dose, AstraZeneca 2nd dose only

Tuesday 12 October 2021
The Boulevard Practice 2.30-4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer BioNTech, over 16s / Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine available for second doses)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Todmorden Health Centre, 8.30-12.00 and 1.30pm – 6.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)
King Cross Practice 2.30 – 4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Luddenden Foot 11.00am – 3.00pm and 4.00pm – 7.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Thursday 14 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)

Friday 15 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.30-4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Saturday 16 October 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11.00am – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 04th October – 10th October

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Please note: Booster jabs are not available at these walk in clinics. Only the first and second doses of the vaccine.
The NHS will contact eligible people when it’s their turn for the booster.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Overview:

Monday 04 October 2021
Rosegarth Surgery 2.30-4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer BioNTech, over 16s / Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine available for second doses)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 05 October 2021
The Boulevard Practice 2.30-4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer BioNTech, over 16s / Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine available for second doses)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 06 October 2021
Todmorden Health Centre, 8.30-12.00 and 1.30pm – 6.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)
King Cross Practice 2.30 – 4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Luddenden Foot 11.00am – 3.00pm and 4.00pm – 7.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Thursday 07 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)

Friday 08 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.30-4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Saturday 09 October 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11.00am – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Full information on clinics

Download the information here

Help your community respond to the pandemic

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We are looking for volunteers in the Calderdale Lower Valley area to help with our Covid19 recovery, helping the most vulnerable in our communities.

VSI Alliance Volunteer Hub is a group of volunteers responding to the needs of people still feeling the effect of Covid19. We are assisting people who are isolating by delivering food parcels, completing shopping, walking dogs, prescription delivery, posting and other errands they may need help with.

Volunteers have also been assisting at vaccination centres and helped at Calderdale College’s rapid testing programme. Volunteers helped Calderdale Healthy Holiday programme this summer delivering meals and activity packs to kids holiday groups across Calderdale, and plans to help with the Christmas healthy holidays programme later in the year. All of these tasks have been hugely beneficial to those who may otherwise have been left with no support during this continued challenging time.

The volunteer hub relies on community spirit and people who have the capacity to give their time to help others who need short term support.

Volunteers receive requests for support in their area and are asked based on what they have said they can do for people. We operate delivering shopping and food parcels 6 days a week but during the week is our busiest time.

As people have returned to work we have lost a number of volunteers and are finding it harder to reach demand, particularly in the lower valley and North Halifax area.

If you are able to give some time to those in your area please contact Kate Hornby, Volunteer Hub Coordinator on kate.hornby@vsialliance.org.uk.

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 27th September – 02nd October

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Overview:

Monday 27 September 2021
Rosegarth Surgery 3.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 28 September 2021
The Boulevard Practice 3.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer BioNTech, over 16s / Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine available for second doses)

Wednesday 29 September 2021
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)
King Cross Practice 3.00 – 5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Thursday 30 September 2021
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)

Friday 01 October 2021
Spring Hall Group Practice 3.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Saturday 02 October 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11.00am – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

 

Full information on clinics

Download the information here

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 20th-25th September

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Overview:

Monday 20 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Rosegarth Surgery 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 21 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
The Boulevard Practice 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 22 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 10am – 2pm & 3pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
King Cross Practice 2.30 – 5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Thursday 23 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Friday 24 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.30-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Saturday 25 September 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11.00am – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna, over 16)

 

Full information on clinics

Download the information here

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 13th-19th September

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Overview:

Monday 13 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Rosegarth Surgery 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 14 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
The Boulevard Practice 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 15 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 10am – 3pm & 4pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
King Cross Practice 2.00 – 5.oopm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Thursday 16 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
Parkinson Lane Community Primary School 3.30-7.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Bankfield Surgery 9.00am – 1.pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Friday 17 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Saturday 18 September 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

 

Read below for full details

Download the list of clinics here

New food delivery service in Halifax for people who are self-isolating

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[ Excerpt from the Halifax Courier ]

Calderdale Council has teamed up with Totally Locally and Cargodale to provide the service, after successfully bidding for £50,000 from the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care.

Fresh food deliveries from local shops, straight to people’s doors by electric bike, are set to make life easier for Halifax residents who are isolating or at higher risk from COVID-19.

This is thanks to DeliverHX, an innovative new food delivery service which supports independent businesses, is good for the environment and offers a helping hand to people who are unable or nervous to go shopping due to COVID-19.

Customers order their food and other essentials online from Halifax Borough Market traders, and some other Halifax town centre shops, at www.deliverhx.co.uk. They make one secure online payment and their items are delivered for free the next day by carbon neutral electric cargo bike.