Category Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 health messages are on the move in Calderdale, with mobile billboards going right into the heart of our communities to share important advice. Teams will be pedalling their way across the borough on ‘ad bikes’ displaying messages about how to stay safe and play our part to reduce the spread of the virus. From… read more … about Calderdale gets cycling to tackle COVID-19>>

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Calderdale Council is urging the borough’s most vulnerable residents to get in touch if they still need extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday 1 August, the national shielding programme was paused. Around 1.5 million people in the UK were previously shielding during lockdown due to serious underlying health conditions increasing their risk of… read more … about Ongoing support for the extremely vulnerable>>

Cllr Tim Swift

At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet tonight (Monday 3 August), Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of the Council, presented the joint statement below on behalf of Calderdale’s Place Leaders: Calderdale’s kindness and resilience will overcome this virus by working together to keep safe. Sadly, the COVID-19 crisis is far from over. We have seen this… read more … about COVID-19: Joint Statement from Calderdale Place Leaders>>


New restrictions to tackle coronavirus in Calderdale During lockdown, I was inspired by the way that Calderdale’s communities stepped up and supported each other. We all made sacrifices, we stuck to the social distancing guidelines and together we kept the number of cases low in the borough. Unfortunately, since restrictions were eased in June, we… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, our Director of Public Health>>

Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: I know that last night’s announcement from the government will be really tough for some people, particularly at such short notice, but I would urge everyone to follow the guidance that we have at the moment so that we keep ourselves and everyone in our communities safe. … read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council and Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have launched the “School Holiday Food Support Grant” programme to help local organisations who are providing healthy meals and food parcels during the school holidays. Grants will be awarded to support vulnerable people in the immediate emergency caused by Coronavirus (COVID 19); to reduce hunger over the… read more … about New grant launched for holiday food support>>

Cllr Press

Calderdale Council is reminding residents about the importance of face coverings and encouraging as many people as possible in the borough to wear one. Face coverings are an important measure in keeping us all safe. It’s now mandatory to wear one when using public transport (and in bus and train stations), in shops, supermarkets and… read more … about Helping to protect our communities>>


Calderdale Council continues to work with licensed premises to help them operate safely and protect customers, staff and the community from the ongoing risk of COVID-19. On Saturday 4 July, many Calderdale pubs, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses started to reopen in line with national guidance. As the virus is still in our communities… read more … about Council takes action against 14 licensed premises>>