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

  • 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
  • Face Coverings Return In Public Places
    From Tuesday 30 November, face coverings will be mandatory in shops and on public transport, the government announced on Friday 26 November. Details Temporary and precautionary measures, primarily designed to prevent the spread …more
  • Electric Bike Food Deliveries For Isolating Residents in Halifax
    Fresh food deliveries from local shops, straight to people’s doors by electric bike, are making life easier for Halifax residents who are isolating or at higher risk from COVID-19. This is thanks to DeliverHX, an innovative new …more
  • Exploring the impact of lockdown on older adults’ mental health
    Whilst the last year and a half has been stressful for us all, it’s clear that it has had a disproportionate impact on the mental wellbeing of people who were already disadvantaged before the pandemic struck. It’s time to …more
  • Covid-19 Volunteers Wanted – Supporting Isolating People
    The VSI Alliance, who co-ordinate and support a lot of volunteer activity in Calderdale, are looking for new volunteers in the Calderdale Lower Valley area to help with Covid19 recovery work, helping the most vulnerable in our …more
  • Drop-In Vaccination Clinics in Calderdale
    In addition to pre-booked vaccination appointments, the NHS in Calderdale also runs regular walk-in clinics where you don’t need to book in advance. These clinics are subject to demand and deliver vaccinations on a first-come …more
  • Calderdale’s Covid-19 Update
    Local health authorities have issued the following quick guide to the priorities as we continue to tackle covid-19 in Calderdale: Calderdale currently has the highest infection rates it has ever had. Not everyone is aware of how …more
  • Vaccinating against Covid-19 and flu at same time is safe, study shows
    By Jacqui Wise (Author affiliations) Article from the BMJ website. Administering an influenza vaccine at the same time as a second dose of a covid-19 vaccine produced no safety concerns and preserves the immune response to both …more
  • Covid-19 in Calderdale: An update
    This update is taken from the Calderdale Covid Champions email newsletter and is based on advice and information from local NHS sources. Remember, you can pick up a vaccination at one of Calderdale’s vaccine drop-in centres, …more
  • Over one million invited for COVID booster jabs this week
    Invitations to book a COVID booster jab will be sent to one and a half million people this week as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase ahead of winter. Texts allowing people to arrange a top-up through the National …more
  • Government’s plan to manage Covid this winter
    The Prime Minister set out the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter on Tuesday 14 September. Here’s the official statement to go with the plans: Thanks to the phenomenal success of the vaccination …more
  • Calendar of Walk-In Vaccinations in Calderdale 
    The calendar of walk-in vaccination clinics in Calderdale has moved to a new location on the local NHS website. Here’s the new link – Walk-In Vaccinations in Calderdale  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in …more
  • Booster’ Vaccination Programme Update
    Ministers have accepted expert advice which will see people with severely weakened immune systems offered a third jab before a wider ‘booster’ vaccination programme is launched. Health Secretary Sajid Javid emphasised that the …more
  • New Halifax E-Bike Delivery Service for Self-Isolating
    DeliverHX is an innovative new food delivery service which delivers straight to people’s door for FREE if they are isolating or are at higher risk from COVID-19. The scheme is a great way to support independent businesses …more
  • Calderdale’s Walk-In Vaccination Centres
    In addition to pre-booked vaccination appointments, the NHS in Calderdale also run regular walk-in clinics where you don’t need to book in advance. These clinics subject to demand and deliver vaccinations on a first-come …more
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