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 Tested For Coronavirus: If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough or a loss or change in your sense of smell and taste) you should book a test as quickly as possible. You can book a test on the NHS website or by calling 119.

Latest Calderdale Council Coronavirus News

  • Video: Calderdale Council Coronavirus Q & A Session
    On Thursday 19 November Calderdale council hosted a COVID-19 LIVE Q&A on Facebook, looking at how we can all help to bring Calderdale’s infection rate down to the national average. Below is a video recording of the full …
  • Coronavirus – Getting Support in Calderdale
    Calderdale Council has written to everyone in Calderdale who has been identified as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to make sure they know where to go if they need any advice and support. If you have been told by the NHS …
  • Controlling the spread – latest reminder from Council
    Please view the following important message from Calderdale Council about controlling the spread of coronavirus. We all need to play our part in reducing the spread of the virus. There are three big things that we can all do to …
  • Traveling Safely on Buses & Trains
    If you do need to travel on public transport, then please help protect yourself and others by following these safety guidelines: • Wear a face covering unless exempt and carry hand sanitiser • Maintain social distancing • Pay …
  • Calderdale Domestic Abuse Support
    If you are affected by any aspect of Domestic Abuse, Calderdale Staying Safe team can help. They provide free, confidential advice for anyone over 16 who lives in Calderdale and they also help put you in touch with relevant …
  • Rapid coronavirus tests for Calderdale
    This news item has just popped up on the BBC Yorkshire News Website (10/11/2020) Updated – Government announcement of the same news Rapid coronavirus tests to be rolled out in Yorkshire Priority groups are to benefit from …
  • Council’s “Stop the Spread” Message
    Here’s a good, simple poster from the Council highlighting your priorities in the prevention of the Coronavirus, released to coincide with the start of the lockdown period on 5 November 2020. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike …
  • Calderdale Libraries – New Restrictions
    Important Service Update You will already know that the government has announced new national restrictions for England from this Thursday (5th November). This email is to explain what this will mean for the service offered by …
  • New Coronavirus Restrictions Start Thursday 5 November
    In the effort to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, as of Thursday 5th of November the whole of England will be entering new restrictions/lockdown. Once the new national restrictions have been approved by parliament, they are …
  • Video: Calderdale Coronavirus Update/Advice
    Debs Harkins, Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health gives us an overview of Coronavirus’s spread in the area. With an estimated 1 in 40 people in Calderdale currently with the virus, there a simple things we …
  • Covid Funding For Victoria Theatre
    We’re pleased to see that our friends at the Victoria Theatre have been given funding to secure their short term future – here’s what the Council’s website has to say about the award: The Victoria Theatre …
  • Calderdale Child Hunger Campaign “Never Hungry Again” Launched
    Calderdale’s kind communities are uniting in their shared ambition to end child hunger in the borough for good. In response to national calls to extend free school meals beyond term times, organisations and individuals across …
  • Coronavirus – Getting Support From The Council
    You can use the Calderdale Council website to get support during the Coronavirus pandemic, plus find out how to get support for someone who is vulnerable. How to get help If you or someone you know needs extra support during this …
  • Coronavirus – Getting Support From The Council
    You can use the Calderdale Council website to get support during the Coronavirus pandemic, plus find out how to get support for someone who is vulnerable. How to get help If you or someone you know needs extra support during this …
  • Calderdale’s Coronavirus Restrictions – Easy Read Poster
    Tier 2 Restrictions A visual guide to the restrictions currently in place across Calderdale Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...…
  • Guidance For Those Who Are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (13/10/20)
    Who this guidance is for This guidance is for everyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you …
  • Local Restrictions: Calderdale From 14 October
    As of this 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 this afternoon. …
  • Reminder: Calderdale’s Current Coronavirus Restrictions
    What are the current Coronavirus restrictions within Calderdale? By law, you must not: Meet with people you do not live with in a private house or garden. (Unless they are part of your support bubble.) Visit someone’s house …
  • Would you like to become a Community Covid Champion?
    You could be just the person Calderdale Council are looking for! 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 …
  • Response from Calderdale Council to national restrictions announcement
    In response to the Prime Minister’s statement on COVID-19 to the House of Commons yesterday, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “Once again, as a nation we’re seeing a worrying increase in COVID-19 …
  • Calderdale Council Covid-19 FAQs
    COVID-19 is still in Calderdale. We must all continue to follow the national guidance by washing our hands, keeping at least 2-metres distance from people outside of our household or bubble as much as possible, and continuing to …
  • Council Update: Coronavirus Testing in Calderdale.
    Debs Harkins, Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health (pictured) has produced an update on Coronavirus testing in Calderdale (Thurs 3 Sept 2020) COVID-19 testing In the last two weeks, we have seen a steady reduction …
  • Calderdale Sports Centres & Libraries – Phased Re-Opening
    Calderdale Council is planning the safe, phased reopening of its sports and leisure facilities, and more of its libraries following the recent reopening of the Central Library and Archives in Halifax. Sport & Fitness Centres …
  • Local Restrictions Lifted – Which Areas Are Affected/Not Affected
    The Government has announced the lifting of local Coronavirus restrictions in certain areas of Calderdale, as from 2 September. Areas Still Affected Wards in the Halifax constituency which will still be subject to local …
  • Restrictions To Be Lifted in Parts of Calderdale
    The Government has agreed to some changes to local restrictions in some parts of England. From Wednesday 2 September restrictions on 2 households mixing introduced last month will be lifted in: Bolton Stockport Trafford Burnley …
  • Important Calderdale Residents Survey – Please Help
    Calderdale Council has been working with the University of Kent during the Coronavirus pandemic and they now have an important survey that they wish to share with adult residents of Calderdale – the more answers they get, …
  • Council Live Q & A: Returning to school and childcare settings
    This Thursday 27 August, Calderdale Council is hosting their next COVID-19 LIVE Q&A, all about safely returning to school and childcare settings next week. Tune in from 7pm on the councils Facebook, Twitter or YouTube …
  • Survey: Help Calderdale Improve Test & Trace
    Calderdale Council’s Public Health team have asked us to circulate details of a survey they running. The purpose of this survey is to find out what people in Calderdale know and think about the Test & Trace service for …
  • Council Advice: Test & Trace In Calderdale
    Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Calderdale Debs Harkins, Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health on the process of test, trace and isolate now working in Calderdale. We now have testing available in multiple sites …
  • Cashless Car Parking Extended in Calderdale
    Cashless, contact-free parking options have now been introduced across Calderdale, making it easier and more convenient for people to pay for parking. The option to pay for parking without cash has been in place in Halifax town …
  • Video: Calderdale Council’s Live Covid-19 Q & A
    Calderdale Council hosted a live Q & A session earlier this week about how we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Calderdale. The session was held on Wednesday 19 Aug on the Council’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube …
  • Council Press Release: Local restrictions continue for Calderdale
    This press release is from Calderdale Council and covers the latest local restrictions as of 17th Aug. Easing of wider lockdown rules tomorrow do not apply to Calderdale In response to today’s Government announcement that current …
  • Message From Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council
    Message to staff in Calderdale Council, local NHS organisations and Voluntary and Community Sector Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council The first of August was four months to the day since I started working …
  • Local Councils bid for extra funds to fight COVID-19
    Calderdale is amongst seven of Yorkshire’s largest councils that are seeking further detailed discussion with Government over the best balance of national and local measures as they bear down on COVID cases in their areas. They …
  • Re-Opening Central Library – Details
    Calderdale Council is offering access to selected services at Halifax Central Library and Archives from Tuesday 11 August 2020. All Calderdale libraries closed in March 2020 in accordance with Government requirements to help keep …
  • 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 …