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.

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

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

Local Information

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.

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