coronavirus

Walk-in vaccination clinics in Calderdale

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There are several walk in vaccination clinics around Calderdale, aiming to help you get your first or second dose of the vaccine.

You don’t need to make an appointment to attend these clinics.

Click to find your nearest vaccination walk in clinic

The availability of vaccination in these clinics is subject to demand and will be delivered on a first-come first-served basis.

These clinics are open to anyone

  • over 18 who has not already received their first vaccination.
  • over 40 who had their first vaccination over 8 weeks ago.

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

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for your nearest vaccination walk in clinic

Covid Roadmap for lifting Lockdown – from the BBC News website

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Read full story on the BBC website

The prime minister has set out government plans to lift the remaining Covid restrictions in England.

At a Downing Street briefing, Boris Johnson said the government was looking to “move away from legal restrictions” and would instead allow people “to make their own informed decisions about how to manage the virus”.
What rules and guidance are expected to be relaxed?

Confirmation of the lifting of restrictions and guidance won’t actually happen until 12 July, when the latest Covid health data will be reviewed. However, the following measures are expected:

Social distancing/face coverings

  • no limits on social contact
  • 1m-plus rule removed (except in some settings, such as ports of entry and medical settings)
  • no legal requirements for face coverings (although their use will still be advised in hospitals, healthcare settings and enclosed, crowded public spaces)

Events/hospitality/businesses

  • nightclubs permitted to reopen
  • capacity caps on businesses will be lifted
  • hospitality businesses will no longer be required to provide table service only
  • no limits on numbers at weddings and funerals
  • no restrictions on communal worship and singing
  • no limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports events
  • no legal requirements for Covid certificates for any venue or event

Guidance on working from home will also end and limits on named visitors to care homes will be removed.

Symptomatic testing and contact tracing will continue – and it will still remain a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid.

Mr Johnson said there would be announcements later this month on:

  • removing school bubbles and contact-isolation for pupils
  • removing the need for fully-vaccinated people to self-isolate on return from “amber list” countries
Aren’t Covid cases on the rise?

Yes, and they are expected to continue to rise as restrictions ease.

But, because of the vaccination programme, the link between infections and hospitalisations and deaths has been weakened.

Downing Street says hospitalisations, serious illness and deaths will continue, albeit at a much lower level than before vaccinations started.

Mr Johnson told reporters the time between first and second jabs for under-40s would be cut from 12 weeks to eight.

Testing opportunities for people who don’t have symptoms of Covid

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The Asda testing site in Halifax will continue to offer tests to people without symptoms of Covid up to and including Sunday 4th July. Open 8am – 8pm and no appointment is needed.

Trinity Academy Halifax will be sending home test kits with students on Monday 5th July so all members of the household can take a test.  Please encourage people to take the tests and return them to school the following day (Tues 6th July). Instructions on how to do this will come with the kits.

Coronavirus restrictions so far

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With July the 19th still set to be the date of all coronavirus restrictions being lifted, here is what the current guidelines are:

To read all available information visit Gov.uk: Coronavirus, what you can and cannot do

How the rules changed on 21 June

The rules on weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations changed on 21 June.

The rules on commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering changed on 21 June.

The rules on care home visits changed on 21 June.

The rules on domestic residential visits for children changed on 21 June.

Large events pilots from 21 June

A limited series of pilot events will take place to produce additional evidence on reopening events safely. Attendees will need to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test.

Walk in vaccination clinics around Calderdale

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To encourage more people to get vaccinated, there will be several pop up vaccination clinics across Calderdale.

These clinics offer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for anyone over 18 years old.

 

Tuesday 29th June, 10am-5pm: Bankfield Surgery, 15 Huddersfield Road, Elland, HX5 9BA
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for all over 18s.

Wednesday 30 June, 8.30am – 4.30pm: Todmorden Group Practice, Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George Street, Todmorden, OL14 5RN
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for all over 18s.

Thursday 1 July, 9:30am-4pm: Sports Hall, Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax , HX1 3UZ (Sports Centre is opposite the main building)
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for all over 18s.

 

Walk-in vaccination clinics

Information from CMBC around Covid

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There are increasing Covid-19 case rates in Calderdale and rates have increased significantly in some parts of North Halifax over the last week. Illingworth & Mixenden ward has one of the highest rates in the borough.

List of testing sites around Calderdale

We have seen an increase in the number of cases of the Delta variant of concern (first identified in India) and it is now the dominant strain.

Calderdale is surrounded by areas with the highest case rates in the country and we know that people travel across boundaries for work, education and to visit family and friends.

We are asking everybody aged 12 or over who lives, works or studies in the Mixenden & Illingworth area to take one PCR test even if they don’t have symptoms of Covid-19 and regardless of whether or not they have had the vaccine. People have shown real kindness throughout the pandemic and we are asking the people of North Halifax to step up once again and help protect their community.

Even if  you do regular lateral flow tests we are advising people to take a PCR test as the PCR tests taken as part of this extra testing will be prioritised for genetic sequencing so we can tell if someone has one of the variants of concern. You could swop one of your usual LFTs in the next couple of weeks for a PCR test – that way you don’t have to do any more tests than usual.

Even if you are fully vaccinated we still strongly advise you to have a PCR test. This is because people who have had the vaccine can still get and transmit the Delta variant of Covid-19 and it is important that you don’t pass it on to other people.

You will not need to self isolate while you wait for the results of your PCR test unless you go on to develop symptoms of Covid after taking the test.

List of testing sites around Calderdale

 

Covid  Mobile Testing Units Near You in Calderdale

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There will be mobile testing units at the following sites:

•          Mixenden Activity Centre on Friday 25th June.

•         Madni Mosque (Jamia Mosque Madni), Gibbet Street, Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June.

•          Whitehill Community Academy, Illingworth on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June.

•          Tuel Lane car park, Sowerby Bridge on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June.

Units are open 9am to 5pm and you don’t need an appointment.

Once you have taken a PCR test you need to register it online so you can be sent your results. To do this go to http://www.gov.uk/register-home-test . There are instructions on page 2 of the booklet you will be given when you are tested.

The Asda test site in Halifax is also now offering tests to people who don’t have symptoms of Covid. You can just walk up to the site and ask for a test without booking an appointment. Open 8am-8pm every day.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Summary of insight from public engagement

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These are the insights from the public engagement regarding the COVID-19 vaccination from 143 responses gathered between 01/06/21 and 15/06/21.

You will find information on patient experience as well as continuing themes surrounding conceptions around the vaccine.

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COVID cases on the rise – Get tested at Madni Mosque 24th-25th June

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With Coronavirus cases on the rise, it is important to get tested to contain the spread of the virus.

There is a walk in testing centre running at the Jamia Mosque Madni, HX1 5BP on the 24th and 25th of June from 9am to 5pm.

Even if you don’t have symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please consider getting tested.

No need to book, just walk in.

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COVID cases on the rise – Get tested at Grace Baptist Church 22-23rd June

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With Coronavirus cases on the rise, it is important to get tested to contain the spread of the virus.

There is a walk in testing centre running at the Grace Baptist Church, HX2 0LH on the 22nd and 23rd of June from 9am to 5pm.

Even if you don’t have symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please consider getting tested.

No need to book, just walk in.

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