Coronavirus News & Support

Calderdale Council are a key provider of support during the Coronavirus pandemic for residents of Calderdale. Visit their website for lots of advice across a wide range of services. Or call them on 01422 392890 for volunteer support or any form of adult social care.

Latest Coronavirus News and Info

  • Autumn Covid-19 Booster Plans
    The government is planning to offer another COVID-19 booster vaccine to these groups of people this autumn: residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults frontline health and social …more
  • Calderdale Long-Covid Support Group
    A local Long-Covid peer support group has been set up. The poster below includes contact details to help you get involved.…more
  • Calderdale Covid-19 Update
    Latest data for Calderdale, up to 27 June 2022: 430,498 Vaccinations administered to date to Calderdale residents of which 119,182 first boosters/ 3rd doses (data source: Vaccinations in Calderdale | Coronavirus in the UK …more
  • Calderdale Covid-19 Vaccine Update
    There are still approximately 500 people coming forward for their vaccine every week in Calderdale alone. It’s never too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t had a first or second vaccination, or a booster, book an …more
  • Calderdale Covid-19 Vaccination Update
    Calderdale NHS are still encouraging everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others from coronavirus. Latest data for Calderdale, up to 5th May 2022: 427, 937 Vaccinations …more
  • Calderdale Covid Vaccine Report Published
    NHS Calderdale CCG worked with partners in Calderdale (Healthwatch, Local Authority, and the Voluntary Sector) to understand the views and experiences of people living in Calderdale of the COVID vaccine through a survey they ran …more
  • Covid-19 vaccinations – free transport for those in need
    If anyone is invited for a Covid vaccination, including boosters, but does not have their own transport and cannot use public transport, please contact your GP. The GP practice will give you phone numbers for taxis and Community …more
  • Covid Vaccine Update
    It’s never too late to get a COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t had a first or second vaccination, or a booster, book an appointment or visit a walk-in clinic. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your family, and friends …more
  • NHS begins Spring booster vaccinations
    The NHS in Calderdale is starting to offer Spring booster vaccines this week (w/c 28 March 2022) as the Covid-19 vaccination programme moves to the next phase.  The extra booster is being offered to people aged 75 and over, care …more
  • Spring COVID-19 booster vaccine for over-75s
    People aged 75 and over, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed, are now eligible for a Spring COVID-19 booster vaccine. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their next vital jab. Visit …more
  • Calderdale Long Covid Survey
    Calderdale Council’s Public Health department are interested in the experiences of people with Long Covid. If you think you have had any symptoms of Long Covid, they would like you fill in a short survey. The survey will …more
  • Report: Pandemic’s Impact on Older People’s Mental Health
    How did the pandemic impact older people’s mental health? This report, written jointly by Independent Age and the Mental Health Foundation, explores the impact of the pandemic on older people’s mental health across the UK. …more
  • Covid-19: Self-Isolation Can End After 5 Days
    From Monday 17 January, people with COVID-19 in England can end their self-isolation after 5 full days, as long as they test negative on day 5 and day 6. People self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their …more
  • Covid-19: Plan B measures to be removed
    The government announced on the 19 January 2022 that England will fully return to Plan A on Thursday 27 January (plan B had been introduced on 8 December 2021, following the rapid spread of the Omicron variant). The Changes Are …more
  • Coronavirus Vaccination Update
    Calderdale Clinical Commissioning group would like to encourage everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves  and others from coronavirus. Whilst the vaccine will not make you immune to …more
  • More antivirals to help fight COVID ordered for major trial
    The UK has signed contracts to buy a further 4.25 million courses of antivirals for the NHS. Millions more cutting-edge antiviral treatments for COVID-19 have been secured for NHS patients as the UK government signs 2 new …more
  • Covid-19: Latest Government Advice For The Vulnerable
    16 December 2021 From the latest Department of Work & Pensions Newsletter The Government will continue to assess the situation and the risks posed by Omicron and, based on clinical advice, will respond accordingly to keep the …more
  • Square Chapel, Halifax, Covid Precautions Update
    This information, from the Square Chapel, is a useful guide to the kinds of extra precautions local venues are now putting in place following the ramping up of the government’s Covid-19 restrictions: Our teams will be …more
  • Care home residents allowed three visitors over Christmas
    The Department of Health has introduced new safety measures for care home residents which only allow three visitors and a designated carer “to balance the current Covid-19 risk and the need to keep people safe”. Staff …more
  • The British Medical Journal Looks At The Omicron Variant
    The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant, first detected in South Africa on 24 November, has now been found in 57 countries. Elisabeth Mahase of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) website looks at what we know about it so far, including how …more
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