covid-19

Prime Minister announces new lockdown on 4th January 2021

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PM Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Monday January 4th at 8pm, announcing the necessity of new stricter measures to control the spread of coronavirus and in particular the new variant.

The decision was made due to a spike in infection rates. The numbers are the highest witnessed since March 2020. There is considerable strain on the National Health Service and it is hoped the new measures will help delay the spread.

Consequently, those who are able to work from home must do so. All schools will remain closed.

The new measures are set to remain in place until at least the middle of February.

More information will be provided as we receive it.

Gov.UK: Prime Minister’s address to the nation 4 January 2021 8pm

Calderdale current Coronavirus information

 

Coronavirus: National Restrictions from November 5th, 2020

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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 Changes To COVID-19 Restrictions from Monday November 2

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For the most Up to date Coronavirus information visit Calderdale Council website here
Calderdale and West Yorkshire are moving into Tier 3 (“Very high”) restrictions as of one minute past midnight on the morning of Monday 2 November 2020.
As a result, there will be additional restrictions on people and businesses across the borough. The Council website will be updated with all the latest information on the Tier 3 restrictions from tomorrow.
For more detail please read our statement from our Leader, Cllr Tim Swift below.

West Yorkshire Police Urging The Public to Stay Safe This Halloween

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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

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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

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #20 October-November 2020

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This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

Local restrictions in Calderdale to tackle Coronavirus

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Tier 2

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

As of Wednesday 14th October, restrictions in Calderdale are changing.

Calderdale has been identified as a Tier 2 area in the new national tiered approach to COVID-19 restrictions. (Announced by the Government on Monday 12th October 2020.)

There are three tiers in the new system:

  • Tier 1 – Medium Alert level. The minimum level of restrictions applicable to all of England.
  • Tier 2 – High Alert level. Applies in certain geographical areas or nationally. This is when there has been a rise in COVID-19 transmission, which cannot be contained through local responses.
  • Tier 3 – Very High Alert level. Triggered in certain geographical areas or nationally when:
    • Tier 2 measures have not contained the spread of the virus;
    • or where there has been a significant rise in transmission.

The Tier 2 restrictions, which apply throughout Calderdale from Wednesday 14th October, are as follows. The main difference, compared to the previous local restrictions, is that more than one household, up to the rule of six, can meet outdoors in private gardens and open spaces, as well as outside in hospitality, retail and leisure settings. However, more than one household must still not meet inside homes or indoors in hospitality, retail and leisure venues.

In addition to the national restrictions which apply to the whole country, in Calderdale these restrictions also apply:

  • People must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law).
  • Businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed in law.
  • Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises, can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
  • Schools, universities and places of worship remain open.
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees.
  • Exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with).
  • People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible.
  • Informal carers can provide care for children and vulnerable adults. Children under 14 can be cared for by people outside of their immediate household as part of a care bubble. Children’s groups and supervised activities in private homes are permitted, as is registered and wraparound childcare.

It is important that we all follow these measures to do our bit to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Calderdale.

Source Article in the Calderdale Council website

Calderdale named High Risk Area for Covid-19

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Calderdale has been recognised as an area of concern with regards to Covid-19, particularly due to its proximity to Covid-19 hotspots.

We are all encouraged to be more cautious about our habits and behaviour in public.

Please bear in mind the following guidelines :

  • 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 Coronavirus, get tested

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Looking for Community Covid19 Champions

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Would you be interested in a new volunteering opportunity that will help people to stay safe and support your local community to respond to and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic?

You could be just the person we are looking for!

We are looking to recruit volunteer Community Covid19 Champions to help share information within communities and help us develop our response to the virus in the future.

Community Covid19 Champions    

  • Receive the latest information, updates and advice about Covid-19.oun
  • Share the information with other people in their community however they want to. This could be conversations with family & friends, via social media or any other way they choose.
  • Let us know what is and isn’t working in their community so we can make sure we respond together in the way that will work best for each community.
  • Have access to regular support meetings to ask questions and provide feedback.

With a wider understanding of Covid-19, Government guidance and local information Community Covid19 Champions can help protect themselves, their family, friends and work mates.

To find out more about becoming a Community Covid19 Champion please contact Samrann.Manshah@calderdale.gov.uk.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #19 September-October 2020

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This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe