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Mobile Covid-19 test collection points

We’re bringing a mobile collection point to a number of areas across the borough to make it easier for local people to access Covid-19 Lateral Flow home testing kits. In a national effort to reduce infection rates, twice-weekly asymptomatic Covid-19 testing is currently available for everyone in England. You may already be aware that there are a few different ways

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Statement regarding the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that Kirklees joins the country in mourning following the announcement that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away. Union flags on council buildings will be flown at half-mast during the period of mourning and an online book of condolence has been opened. If somebody you know doesn’t have internet access, they can call 01484

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Numbers heading in the right direction

With more than 190,000 people in Kirklees now having had at least their first Covid-19 vaccine dose, our infection rate has dropped by 37 per cent over the last week and hospitalisations and deaths are continuing to fall significantly. But with some restrictions set to ease on Monday (12 April), we’re urging everyone to remain cautious. With 70 per 100,000

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Infection rates rising

Kirklees’ Covid-19 infection rate has increased over the last week and with some restrictions set to ease on Monday (29 March), we’re urging everyone to remain cautious. With 105 per 100,000 people in Kirklees testing positive for COVID-19 over the last seven days, the borough’s rate has increased by ten per cent since last week. Kirklees’ rate is also above

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Kirklees Council joins Day of reflection

dewsbury town hall

Kirklees Council will light up local landmarks this evening (23 March 2021) to mark the anniversary of the country’s first national COVID-19 lockdown. Council staff will also pause for a minute’s silence at midday today to reflect on the past year and pay their respects to everyone who has died during the pandemic. The council’s actions are part of Marie

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Infection rates continuing to drop, but still a long way to go

Kirklees Council’s Director of Public Health, Rachel Spencer-Henshall, has thanked residents for playing their part as COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalisations continue to drop. Over the past seven days, the number of new infections and admissions to local hospitals has reduced and more than 160,000 local residents have received at least one dose of vaccine. But the Council’s Director of

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