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Statement from Kirklees Council Leader, Shabir Pandor

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, has responded to the reduction in the allocation of COVID-19 vaccine to West Yorkshire. “It’s absolutely crucial that the most vulnerable and at-risk people in Kirklees receive their vaccine as soon as possible. So, I’m absolutely stunned to hear that West Yorkshire’s allocation is to be halved, and that some of these vaccines

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COVID-19 infection rates rising in Kirklees

COVID-19 infection rates in Kirklees increased by more than 60 per cent over the last week and we’re urging everyone to follow national lockdown rules to prevent the virus from spreading. There were 1,177 new positive COVID-19 cases in the borough over the last seven days. You can view all the data on the online dashboard. There were 74 Kirklees residents

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National lockdown announced by Government

Government has announced that new stricter restrictions will come into place for the whole country. From midnight on 4 January, all areas in England will go into lockdown. The lockdown rules mean: You should only leave home for essential purposes (including exercise) Schools and colleges will close for all pupils except for vulnerable children and the children of key workers.

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Community testing launches in Kirklees

A major programme of COVID-19 community testing will begin this week in Kirklees. From Friday (18 December), rapid tests for the virus will be available for anyone who doesn’t have coronavirus symptoms. The programme will give everyone who lives or works in Kirklees the chance to play their part in keeping their community safe. Four walk-in testing centres will open

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