Coronavirus updates – Kirklees
We are continuing to work closely with Public Health England to minimise the risk of coronavirus to the public in Kirklees
Please see the NHS website for the latest information about Coronavirus.
Good hygiene is the very best prevention. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
How to help safely:
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons, and one of these is to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. Even when you are doing this, you need to do so safely. Read Coronavirus: How to help safely for full guidance from the Government.
Stay at home
From now on, the message is clear – stay at home unless you need to leave for:
- Essential shopping
- To exercise once a day, whether this is a run, a walk or a bike ride
- For medical need
- To help others
- Travel to and from work, but only if necessary
See our response to the Government’s decision to close schools from 20 March 2020.
If you have concerns about access to either school places or childcare, just fill out a Covid-19 education and childcare enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to help.
Please only use this service if you have a vulnerable child or you’re classed as a key worker (also referred to as critical workers) and have already contacted your school or childcare provider.
We’ve put together a pack to support you and your community during the
ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus.
We’ve also put together a list of ways you can help in your community.
The Government has announced a package of financial and other measures to help manage impacts on businesses, including business rates reliefs, statutory sick pay reliefs, small business grants and loans.
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
How long to stay at home:
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said:
“I really want to reassure people that we’re working very closely with Public Health England to keep the risk to people in Kirklees as low as possible.
“This is completely unprecedented circumstances for everyone and all we can do as a local authority is follow the guidance from Government and make decisions locally that we believe best protect people, their communities, families and loved ones.
“The biggest strength we have in Kirklees is our togetherness and I urge local people to look out for each other the best you can. If you are fit and able, offer help to those who need it. My promise to residents is that we will do all we can to make this period as easy and as manageable as we possibly can for you.”
- Coronavirus: latest information and advice
- Coronavirus overview
- You can also phone NHS 111 for advice.
- You can also visit our website.