New restrictions to tackle Coronavirus in Calderdale

Calderdale Council have been considering the extra things we need to do to bring the number of cases down and protect local communities, since we became an ‘area of concern’ on Thursday 23rd July.

On 30 July the Government announced that Calderdale was an area of intervention and implemented local restrictions. These restrictions will be reviewed weekly with updates on the Calderdale Council website.

The Council is asking everyone to follow the guidance to keep ourselves and everyone in our communities safe and reduce the spread of the virus.

Calderdale Council is increasing local testing and working closely with neighbouring areas through the Local Resilience Forum and our networks to share consistent messages and apply consistent approaches. We know the virus does not respect boundaries.

What are the restrictions?

The new restrictions are not a return to lockdown. We can still do many of the things we have been doing but it is important to limit the spread of the virus by limiting contact between households. If you live in Calderdale you now should not:

  • Meet with people you don’t live with in a private house or garden (unless they are part of your support bubble)
  • Visit someone else’s house or garden even if they live outside affected areas
  • Socialise with people you don’t live with in indoor public spaces (pubs, restaurants, cafes, places of worship, shops, community centres).

We can all play our part by:

  • Staying 2 metres apart
  • Wearing a face covering when we are indoors where we might come into contact with others, such as public transport, taxis, shops, museums and places of worship
  • Wash our hands regularly
  • Stay away from crowds and avoid close contact with others such as handshakes and hugs
  • Isolate for 10 days and get a test if we have symptoms
  • Follow the advice of the Test and Trace service if we have come  into contact with someone with the virus.

What can you do to help contain Coronavirus in Calderdale?

We all have an important role to play and here are some things we can all do:

  • Wash and sanitise hands frequently.
  • Do not visit people outside of your household bubble.
  • If you come into contact with people outside your household/bubble, stay two metres apart.
  • Wear a face covering, especially indoors where there are people outside your household/bubble. This means in shops, taxis and on public transport.
  • If you get symptoms, stay at home for seven days, self-isolate and book a test online (NHS). There are different ways you can get a test to suit your circumstances.
  • If you are contacted by the Test and Trace service, follow the advice they give you. If you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you must stay at home for 14 days.

If you need support because you have been advised to self-isolate, please see: Community support. You can also phone: 01422 392890.

Further information is available on the council’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Read about the new local test & trace service.

Message from Calderdale’s Director of Public Health

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