Calderdale GPs offering pulse oximeters to those vulnerable to COVID-19

Devices to monitor oxygen levels and pulse rate are being offered to those patients in Calderdale that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 and suffer from breathlessness or other associated symptoms. Patients or their carers can use these devices, called pulse oximeters, at home and if the readings show oxygen levels are starting to fall, the patient … Continue reading Calderdale GPs offering pulse oximeters to those vulnerable to COVID-19

Government Releases 4-Step Plan to End Covid-19 Restrictions

Today, Monday 22 February 2021, the Government has released its first detailed and timetabled plan to release the Coronavirus-combatting restrictions the country has been under since 4 January. Here is a summary of the main points: Step one - 8 March: will see schools reopening and two people allowed to meet outdoors for a chat. … Continue reading Government Releases 4-Step Plan to End Covid-19 Restrictions

Government Reports Into Vaccine Safety

This report from the Government covers the safety of the Coronavirus vaccines. There's a link to a more detailed report at the foot of the page. Government Report Into Vaccine Safety Data published from UK’s independent medicines regulator confirms approved vaccines meet strict regulatory standards for safety Vast majority of reported side effects are mild … Continue reading Government Reports Into Vaccine Safety

Plan Your Bus/Train Travel to Vaccination Centres

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has put in place several measures to assist local people in getting to community vaccination centres by public transport, including a journey planner facility on their website (see below) - plus they are extending concessionary travel times for people travelling to the vaccinations. Concessionary Travel: Rules around concessionary travel will be relaxed, as holders … Continue reading Plan Your Bus/Train Travel to Vaccination Centres

Age UK Covid-19 Response Service – Also Available To Disabled People

What is the Covid-19 Response service? Age UK's Covid-19 response is a collection of services provided for up to 6 weeks to support someone who has been in hospital and/or to prevent a hospital readmission. Who would benefit from the programme? The programme is aimed at people who: Are over 50 years old or under … Continue reading Age UK Covid-19 Response Service – Also Available To Disabled People

Domestic Abuse – West Yorkshire Police Update

This is a new communication from West Yorkshire Police about Domestic Abuse and how to report it and how the police remain committed to combating it. West Yorkshire Police understands that the Coronavirus lockdown can be a difficult time for everyone, but can be especially worrying if you are a victim of domestic abuse. Domestic … Continue reading Domestic Abuse – West Yorkshire Police Update

Public Transport – Check Before you Travel

Local bus and train operators are reminding customers to check the latest travel information before they travel as bus and rail operators continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check wymetro.com, @MetroTravelNews on Twitter and real-time displays for the most accurate information at shelters and bus stations.

Guide: Limiting close contact with others in the household if you have COVID-19

Spend as little time as possible in shared spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas. Avoid using shared spaces such as kitchens and other living areas while others are present and take your meals back to your room to eat. Observe strict social distancing. Ask the people you live with to help by bringing … Continue reading Guide: Limiting close contact with others in the household if you have COVID-19