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

  • Report: ONS Looks At Impact of Pandemic On Older Emplyment
    While the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been greatest for younger workers, older workers aged 50 years and over have been affected to a greater extent than those in the middle age groups. In December 2020 to …more
  • Mental Health Awareness Week – New Report On Adult Depression
    Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10 to 16 May 2021. Here’s a new Office For National Statistics (ONS) report looking at Coronavirus and depression in adults, Great Britain: January to March 2021. It includes …more
  • Care home petition calls for visits to be enshrined in law
    A petition calling for a change in UK law to allow visits to care homes in the event of another lockdown has been signed by almost a quarter of a million people. Over 230,000 people are calling on the government to ensure that …more
  • UK Government’s latest advice on travelling abroad
    This is the government’s latest (7 May 2021) advice on travel abroad. Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays. Follow current COVID-19 rules where you …more
  • Vaccines in care homes study report
    The Vivaldi 2 study, led by University College London, was set up in June 2020 to investigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission, infection outcomes, and immunity in residents and staff in care homes in England. Between 8 December 2020 and …more
  • Attendee Number Limits At Funerals To Go On 17 May
    Families and friends will shortly be able to pay their respects to loved ones in greater numbers, with numerical limits on funerals to be removed. The legal limit of 30 mourners will be removed as part of Step 3 of the roadmap, …more
  • Covid-19 booster vaccine planned for Autumn
    The UK will roll out a covid-19 booster vaccine at the beginning of autumn in order to protect the most vulnerable ahead of winter, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced. As part of this, the government’s …more
  • Guidance on care home visiting
    This is the introduction to Government’s latest guidance, updated 22 April 2021, with links to the full document at the foot of the page. This guidance applies from 12 April 2021 and replaces previous guidance on care home …more
  • Government Consultation: Vaccination & Care Home Staff
    Older adults living in care homes have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because of their heightened risk to COVID-19 infection, often with devastating consequences, as well as the risk of outbreaks in these …more
  • Face Coverings – What Are The Current Rules?
    There are some places where you must wear a face covering by law, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse (see When you do not need to wear a face covering). It’s always worth keeping up to date with this advice, …more
  • Coronavirus Restrictions: What Are The Current Rules?
    Some of the rules on what the Government say you can and cannot changed on 12 April. Many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with …more
  • 45-49 Years Olds Next For Vaccine Invites
    More than 32 million people have been given a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Jabs have been offered to everyone aged 50 and over, health and care workers and clinically vulnerable Phase 2 of the vaccination programme begins …more
  • Coronavirus Restrictions – 12 April & What’s Changed
    Some of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. From 12 April: non-essential retail can reopen personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile …more
  • Report: Differential impacts of Coronavirus on men and women
    This is an interesting new paper which provides evidence from the Office for National Statistics on the differential impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on men and women. Evidence from the University of Liverpool on difference in …more
  • Report: Vaccine Blood Clots “Extremely Rare”
    From the BMJ Website Investigations by EU and UK regulators into reports of unusual blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine have concluded that these are a “possible” and “extremely rare” side effect. …more
  • Vaccines have prevented 10,400 deaths in older adults
    Public Health England (PHE) analysis indicates that the COVID-19 vaccination programme prevented 10,400 deaths in those aged 60 and older in England up to the end of March, an additional 4,300 since the previous update. From 8 …more
  • Free Coronavirus Testing For Everyone In England
    Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April 2021, the Government has announced. Everyone in England, including those without symptoms, will be able to take a free …more
  • Care home visiting restrictions eased from 12 April
    The Government is planning to allow care home residents to have 2 regular, indoor visitors from 12 April including babies and children. Currently people in care homes can only have one face-to-face visitor, but this will be …more
  • Coronavirus Restrictions – Changes From 29 March
    Some of the Government’s Coronavirus rules on what you can and cannot do change on 29 March. Changes From 29 March: you can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size …more
  • New Post-Covid Mental Health Plan Launched
    The UK Government has launched a plan to prevent, mitigate and respond to the mental health impacts of the pandemic during 2021 to 2022. Here’s their brief introduction to the plan, along with a link to the full document. …more
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