News and support related to Covid
This page will be developed to include information of use and importance to people in the local area. If you have any information that you would like to share please contact us using this email email@example.com
If you are looking to see what businesses are open and their trading hours, please go to the Directory page and look for the business there. We will update information on this if it is provided by the business concerned.
The NHS have asked for volunteers to help. NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. This supplements any local support groups that have already been set up.
Find out more and register here: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
Kirklees COVID-19 Community Response
Kirklees Council have opened a new dedicated helpline as part of their Covid-19 Community Response. They are working alongside Kirklees citizens and local organisations to make sure that together they can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. They are working especially closely with local voluntary sector organisations through their partners at Volunteering Kirklees (part of Third Sector Leaders). Together Kirklees Council have developed a co-ordinated Community Response, including a Kirklees Council helpline and online forms that anyone can use to either request help, or to offer support to others. Kirklees Council response teams in local places will be matching requests for help with offers of support, so that they can work together to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
How to request support or offer support
Anyone can let Kirklees Council know about the things they need help with, or that someone who they are concerned about might need help with. Individuals, organisations and businesses can also tell Kirklees Council about the support they may be able to offer to others.
- Online forms: Covid-19 Community Response
- Community Response helpline: 01484 226919 and Free Phone number 08004561114 for those in isolation.
The helpline is managed by Kirklees Direct and is open from 8am to 6pm weekdays. This will be reviewed this daily. Citizens and organisations can share information with Kirklees Council online at any time.
This is the link for help for those who speak different languages - click here
Kirklees Council has issued a Coronavirus Community Health and Wellbeing Pack. It includes some printable leaflets which can be delivered to neighbours who are elderly or self-isolating and may need help with shopping etc.
This is the Kirklees Blog where you can find all sorts of useful information.
There is also now a free text service for Almondbury ward news, updates and events provided by the ward councillors:
Text Almondbury to 07786 209199 (one time cost) to get free text updates
Facebook group help
There are also several Facebook COVID-19 action groups that have been set up to try and help people.
These are some local groups you can either volunteer in or ask for help in:
Almondbury area: Almondbury Solidarity Against Coronavirus
Phone: 07928 878427 (call between 9.30-18.00 outside these hours texts only) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HD5 area: Covid-19 mutual aid - Huddersfield HD5:
Covid-19 volunteer group HD5 Tandem, Kirkwood & Long Lane area:
Want to know your nearest Covid-19 support group? https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/
If you know of any others please let us know so we can add them to this page.
However, please do exercise appropriate caution when giving your personal details in this way. Only accept help from people you know or from those you know are genuine. If it doubt, ask for a friend or family members’ advice.
Am I eligible for Covid-19 testing: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested?