Coronavirus – Information Page

The Parish Council are receiving regular communication from Leeds City Council with regards to the Coronavirus and measures that are being put in place to protect and support those in need throughout the crisis.

The most up to date information on Government guidance on self isolation, social distancing and all things associated with the Coronavirus can be found on this Link to the Government’s official website.

Information regarding business that must close can be found on the attached Guidance on businesses to close 24 03 2020

Coronavirus Scams Alert

There are a number of scams doing the rounds at the moment. Please read the flyers below for further information.
WYTS Weekly news alert Issue 12 19.06.2020 (1)
WYTS weekly news alert issue 11 12.06.2020
WYTS COVID-19 weekly news alert issue 8 22.05.2020
WYTS Weekly news alert issue 9. 29.05.2020
WYTS COVID-19 weekly news alert issue 8 22.05.2020

COVID-19 weekly news alert issue 7 15.05.2020

Covid-19 Scam alert issue 5 2020

Corona virus scams issue 2 (issued 09/04/2020)

Corona virus scams Issue 1 (issued 04/04/2020)

Local Information

covid-19 support line

St Gemma’s Hospice and Sue Ryder have joined together to extend their telephone based bereavement services to anyone in Leeds who has a family member who is critically ill or has died from Covid-19. Further details can be found on the attached Flyer.

For all the latest information on council and local support in relation to coronavirus, and a roundup of changes to services visit https://www.leeds.gov.uk/coronavirus

Leeds City Council are keeping their website up to date with local information relating to their services and how they are being affected by Coronavirus and guidance on where residents can find appropriate support. Information can be found on this  Link to their official website.

UPdate on the potential re-opening of household waste and recycling centres – 5th May 2020

An update on the potential reopening of Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) has been provided by Leeds City Council today.

The council is aiming to reopen its main HWRCs next week. This is subject to further details this week from the government regarding which restrictions must remain in place to tackle Covid-19. A final decision on which HWRCs sites are to reopen first will be made and announced shortly based on safety.

A big issue to consider in terms of reopening HWRCs is the need to reduce and manage traffic queues forming outside sites whilst we ensure social distancing is strictly followed inside the facilities. This is for the safety of visitors, local residents and staff. Until further notice, numbers will be restricted, and all visits will need to be pre-booked in a defined time slot. To help ensure there are as many slots as possible, the sites will be open seven days a week with extended opening hours from 8am to 8pm.  Anyone arriving at any of the HWRC sites without proof of booking will be refused entry. Further details regarding how to book and the conditions of bookings will be provided later this week.

With demand expected to be extremely high, residents are politely asked to only book time slots to dispose of waste that is absolutely necessary. The council would like to thank the people of Leeds for their patience and understanding during this extremely challenging time and for the continued fantastic support for all council services, including that provided to our refuse teams.

Further details and updates regarding the reopening of a number of Household Waste and Recycling Centres, and how to book a time slot for a visit once they reopen, will be provided on www.leeds.gov.uk and through social media channels including on Twitter @LCCNews and Facebook at: Leeds City Council. Excellent advice and tips on how to reduce and recycle waste continues to be provided by Zero Waste Leeds through their website at: https://www.zerowasteleeds.org.uk/ and social media accounts.

Useful contact numbers for Leeds City Council can be found here. (07/04/2020)

Frequently asked questions and responses regarding Coronavirus have been collated by Leeds City Council can be found here. 07/04/2020

Leeds City Council have published some useful information about emergency food provisions. Details can be found in the attached Flyer (27/03/20)

There are a number of local organisations that are able to offer support to those who are vulnerable at this time.

  • New hotline for Leeds – 0113 3781877

    Anyone unable to leave their home because of coronavirus, and worried because they don’t have family or friends who can help, can ring our new dedicated hotline: 0113 3781877

    We know some people are alone and will need help from their local communities to get through. If you find yourself in this situation, wondering how to get groceries and other essentials, then please call 0113 3781877 and we will match you with volunteers who live near you and can help.

  • OPAL are leading on behalf of Leeds City Council in the LS16 area, working in Partnership with ‘Doing Good Leeds’. Further details on how to get help or to register to volunteer can be found by going to Link or phone 0113 2977920. Further details are on the attached Flyer
  • 27/03/2020 – Latest update from OPAL on various services can be found on the attached letter.
  • Bramhope Coronovirus Support Network are a group of local residents who are volunteering to assist those people who are self isolated and require assistance.  Details can be found on the attached Flyer
  • Popsies and The Village Bakery are offering deliveries on Saturday lunchtimes. Further details can be found on the attached Flyer
  • Details of local businesses that are still open, some of which are offering a delivery service, as at 31.03.2020, can be found on the attached Flyer.

Vulnerable people

Guidance has been published for people who are extremely medically vulnerable to coronavirus to ask them to stay at home and avoid all non-essential contact for at least 12 weeks.

LCC have been working closely with Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government last night and throughout today to seek to clarify councils’ roles working closely with the NHS, Local Resilience Forums and the food industry to help this group.

Councils will need to support work to ensure that those people have access to essential food supplies. At the same time, councils working with the voluntary and community sector will also, crucially, need to provide wider support to those people and other groups who don’t have access to help from friends, family or trusted neighbours. In two tier areas, that will also require joint working between the different levels, recognising the contribution that each can play through social care, existing community links, welfare support, use of the hardship fund, and parish and town councils, as well as with other partners.

Isolation notes

NHS111 has established a facility to support patients with isolation notes to provide their employer NHS111 – isolation note. Please be aware that some telephone support helplines may be slower as many services are moving to remote working.  You may also find these national helplines helpful as another option:

AsthmaUK 0300 222 5800
The British Heart Foundation 0300 330 3311
DiabetesUK 0345 123 2399
MindCharity 0300 123 3393
Scope 0808 800 3333
TheSilverLineUK 0800 470 8090