Coronavirus – Calderdale Council Support

Calderdale Council are a key provider of support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Visit their website for lots of advice across a wide range of services.

Getting Support

Getting Tested For Coronavirus (Plus a guide to the Test & Trace System) – Get a Test

Calderdale Council Coronavirus advice leaflet

Here’s the new Calderdale Council Coronavirus advice leaflet in a PDF format. This is being delivered to every household in Calderdale and includes a lot of really useful info for disabled and vulnerable people. Please read it! Calderdale Council Coronavirus Leaflet / Advice Leaflet Audio Version;

Requesting Help From Volunteer Hubs in Calderdale

Residents in need of additional support (i.e. if you are vulnerable, isolating, can’t leave your house) should fill out the form at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus. People who don’t have access to the internet can telephone 01422 392890 and the Council’s Customer Service Advisers will offer guidance and support. There are five volunteer hubs and 600 volunteers around Calderdale, all ready to help those in most need.

Latest Calderdale Council Coronavirus News

  • Calderdale Council – Latest COVID-19 Response Update
    Coronavirus cases in Calderdale The 7-day rolling average rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 continues to rise and according to the latest data is 44.7. The blue line on the chart below shows how the rate has increased since …
  • Calderdale Council to set up local track & trace system
    Following the increased local lockdown implemented in Calderdale from the end of July, Calderdale Council is setting up its own track & trace system. The BBC reports today, Friday 7 August, that Calderdale Council acted after …
  • Coronavirus FAQs For Vulnerable People in Calderdale
    The following FAQs for Vulnerable People have been put together by Calderdale Council to help people understand what help is available during these difficult times. It is aimed at those who may be more vulnerable to the disease …
  • FAQs about the Calderdale local Coronavirus restrictions
    The following FAQs have been put together by Calderdale Council and provide a good overview of the main restrictions and advice following the introduction of local restrictions at the end of July, designed to combat the increased …
  • Calderdale Council’s Updated Coronavirus Advice
    Calderdale council have produced some specific advice following the re-introduction of some lockdown restrictions in the are on 30 July. We have reproduced the introduction below – you can read the full advice, including a …
  • Calderdale Libraries Set To Begin Re-Opening
    Calderdale Libraries have sent out the following newsletter covering their plans to carry out a staged re-opening in the weeks to come: We have been working hard to make our libraries Covid Safe. This means that when we open we …
  • Calderdale On Coronavirus “Watch List” & What The Council is Doing in Response
    Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health at Calderdale Council put out the following information on Thursday 23 July, 2020: This evening the government has announced that Calderdale will be on the national coronavirus watch list. …
  • Join the conversation – living through COVID-19 in Park ward and surrounding areas
    Calderdale Council have been working collectively with partners and the community to address some of the key issues and concerns facing residents within Calderdale through the COVID-19 pandemic. The input and contribution by …
  • Calderdale public toilets to re-open from 7 July
    Calderdale Council is planning to re-open one public toilet facility, including RADAR key accessible toilets, in each town in Calderdale from Tuesday 7 July. To help support the reopening of local businesses one toilet block will …
  • Safely sharing space in Calderdale’s countryside
    Calderdale Council is reminding visitors to the borough’s outdoor spaces or countryside sites to act responsibly and respect the local environment, people and animals. As more people spend time outdoors enjoying the Calderdale …
  • Calderdale Markets Re-Open
    Calderdale Council have announced that all of our indoor and outdoor markets are now almost fully open. The exceptions are hairdressers, barbers and beauticians, which will remain closed until the government gives further …
  • New Thread – monthly newsletter from Calderdale Council,
    The New Thread is a newsletter from Calderdale Council, issued monthly to keep you up to date with their news. Why not share it with your friends and family so they can subscribe too? You can Subscribe here New Thread – 26 …
  • Bus Service Updates
    We’ve had a few more updates to local bus services from Metro West Yorkshire: TIMETABLES: There will be changes to some bus timetables from Sunday 28 June 2020. Timetables are available to view on wymetro.com. Please check …
  • Councils Encourage To Re-Open Public Toilets
    Local Government Minister Simon Clarke and Environment Minister Rebecca Pow have written to councils encouraging them to continue to open up household waste recycling centres and municipal public toilets. In particular, they have …
  • Bus App Now Shows Capacity & Wheelchair Spaces
    Earlier this month First Buses updated their mobile app to show bus capacity in ‘real-time’. This has enabled customers across the region to live track the location of their next bus and its available capacity. The display will …
  • Council Continue To Support Vulnerable People
    Calderdale Council continue to offer support for vulnerable people who are shielding. They are also very keen to point out that they also providing assistance to anyone who has been removed from the shielded list who still needs …
  • Calderdale Council’s Frequently asked questions for vulnerable residents
    Are you in need of additional support? You can contact Calderdale Council via: Our website – http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/support-extremely-vulnerable If you don’t have internet access you can call 01422 …
  • Update: Calderdale Council’s Young Carers Service
    It’s been business as (the new) normal for Calderdale Council’s Young Carers Service, which says “it’s certainly been a challenge to adapt to supporting young carers virtually but it’s great to see their …
  • Calderdale Sign Language Service Update
    The Calderdale Sign Language service are continuing to adapt their services to the deaf community requirements.  Currently all services are being delivered by face time calls with medical services and Council services.  If deaf …
  • Council Update – 10 Point Coronavirus Plan
    Calderdale council have recently (8 June) updated their ten-point-plan to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic – – read their plan on their website here ….or we’ve popped the plan on our website below: How is the …
  • Council to re-introduce car parking charges
    Since the end of March all Council-run car parks and on-street parking bays in Calderdale have been free to use, so key workers could continue their work to support the COVID-19 response without worrying about the charges and …
  • Calderdale Markets Re-opening
    Calderdale Council is planning the safe, phased reopening of its markets across the borough, following Government guidance that outdoor markets can reopen from Monday 1 June, and indoor markets (along with other non-essential …
  • Calderdale’s Plans For Supporting Sustainable Travel
    Cyclists and pedestrians will be actively supported across Calderdale as the Council introduces new measures to encourage social distancing and sustainable travel. Pavements will be temporarily widened and marked out to encourage …
  • Local Bus and Train service updates
    These updates were published by West Yorkshire Combined Authority (METRO) on 27 May 2020 We are strongly urging people to consider whether their journey is necessary before using public transport. Capacity is limited across …
  • Calderdale Council: FAQs for vulnerable residents
    Are you in need of additional support from Calderdale Council? You can contact them via: website – http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/support-extremely-vulnerable  If you don’t have internet access you can call …
  • Calderdale Council’s Statement on Schools Reopening
    Keeping Schools Safe: COVID-19 Update from Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People’s Services This statement was sent out by Calderdale Council on Tuesday 19 May 2020. For details of Calderdale Council’s …
  • Council Addresses Direct Payment Concerns
    Here is a copy of a letter that Calderdale Council is sending out to recipients of direct payments from Adults or Children’s Services, addressing their concerns and clarifying the steps needed to get support and advice. Further …
  • Large Print Copy of Council Support FAQs
    Calderdale council has produced a Frequently asked questions for vulnerable residents. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been put together to help people understand what help is available during these difficult times. …
  • Getting PPE If You Care For A Vulnerable Person
    Many vulnerable people who rely on carers have had concerns that their Personal Assistants may not have access to the correct PPE. Additionally if the PA is sick, or self-isolating and the person has had to rely on an extended …
  • Local coronavirus testing for essential workers and their households
    One of the most challenging things about coronavirus is the uncertainty: not knowing who has the infection and, for our essential workers and their households, when it’s safe to return to work if they have had coronavirus …
  • Update: Mourners Allowed To Attend Park Wood Crematorium
    Mourners in Calderdale will soon be able to enter the chapel at Park Wood Crematorium once more to attend the funeral service of a loved one. Any new bookings will allow up to ten mourners to enter the crematorium chapel to …
  • FAQs – If you receive direct payments & have a PA
    This is a document produced by Calderdale Council and tackles a range of questions about direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak. It includes an FAQ Many people who receive a Direct Payment for their care and support are …
  • I’m Vulnerable – What help is available and how can I access it?
    This extract is taken from a longer set of FAQ’s published by Calderdale Council for vulnerable residents. It can be difficult to know how to get help during this time. Many people who have never needed help before may need …
  • Statement on behalf of Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council
    This statement was issued following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on the evening of Sunday 10 May. As we move into the next phase of responding to this crisis, I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks to …
  • Calderdale Council: FAQs for vulnerable residents
    Are you in need of additional support from Calderdale Council? You can contact them via: website – http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/support-extremely-vulnerable  If you don’t have internet access you can call …
  • Update: Council brief us on latest support progress
    At Disability Partnership Calderdale, we’ve been concentrating on two main areas of work since the beginning of Lockdown. Firstly, we’ve been communicating through our website and email and postal newsletters, aiming …
  • Update: Calderdale Businesses Currently Operating
    FOOD DELIVERIES: Visit our online directory of food delivery services in Calderdale Local Business Special: COVID-19 update from Robin Tuddenham, Chief Executive of the Council Although the economic impact of COVID-19 on local …
  • Council Leader Thanks Voluntary & Community Groups
    Below is a letter from Cllr Tim Swift, on behalf of Calderdale Council, expressing thanks for the work that the voluntary and community groups in Calderdale are doing. I am writing to you on behalf of Calderdale Council to …
  • Calderdale Council’s FAQs for vulnerable residents
    Here’s a lengthy FAQ document sent out by Calderdale Council to help all its vulnerable residents. Are you in need of additional support? Contact us at: Our website – …
  • Getting Help From Calderdale’s Volunteer Hub
    Here’s a quick guide to how the Council’s Virtual Volunteering Hub works The Hub receives requests for support through referrals from services. People can also self-refer through our web pages …
  • How Calderdale Council Are Contacting Vulnerable People
    A look at what the Council are doing to identify and support Calderdale’s most vulnerable people during the Coronavirus outbreak. People without internet/ computer access CMBC posted a leaflet that showed a phone number to …
  • Audio Version of Council Coronavirus Leaflet
    This is an audio version of the comprehensive Calderdale Council advice leaflet on Coronavirus. This is the work of Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum member Graham Hale. …
  • Latest On Getting Support From Calderdale’s Volunteer Hubs
    Links: Council Info / Government Info / NHS Info / Food Delivery Directory The Volunteer Hubs Following Calderdale Council’s call for volunteers, over 600 people signing up to offer their help or support to local communities. And …
  • Calderdale Coronavirus Advice Leaflet
    Here’s the new Calderdale Council Coronavirus advice leaflet in a PDF format. This is being delivered to every household in Calderdale and includes a lot of really useful info for disabled and vulnerable people. Please read …
  • Calderdale Council Newsletter
    Here’s the most recent newsletter from Calderdale Council, covering a number of topical issues. Message from the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift “As we all adjust to the changes in our daily lives as a …
  • Calderdale’s New Coronavirus Leaflet
    Calderdale Council’s new Coronavirus leaflet is on its way to all households in Calderdale. We’ve had a sneak preview. It includes lots of good advice:   Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
  • Food deliveries to most vulnerable begin this week
    From this week, the most vulnerable residents will receive food parcels, containing essential items such as pasta, fruit, tinned goods and toilet rolls. The Government will arrange direct delivery of these parcels in future, but …
  • Local Volunteer Support Groups
    Here’s a list of local volunteer groups who have been setup in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. They are able to help in a variety of ways and if you are vulnerable or isolated, it’s well worth registering with …
  • Registering for help if you are vulnerable
    Calderdale Council are processing requests from people wanting help for their friends or themselves and being unsure how to access this help. If you need help or know someone who needs help, please take the following steps: 1. …
  • Council Parking Charges Suspended
    Council-run car parks and on-street parking bays in Calderdale are now free to use, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Council has suspended its parking charges across the …
  • Calderdale Libraries Online e-Books etc
    eBooks and eAudio books If you are a Calderdale library member you can download a maximum of 5 titles at a time. There is a choice of around 3,000 free eBook titles, to compatible eReaders, tablets and PCs. You can choose a loan …