Category Archives: COVID-19

Calderdale Council is paying tribute to all the workers across the borough and the world who have tragically died in the last year, by lighting up Wainhouse Tower purple on Workers’ Memorial Day (Wednesday 28 April). This internationally recognised day honours everyone around the world who has tragically lost their life, been injured or become… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to turn purple for Workers’ Memorial Day>>

Wainhouse Tower lit up purple

Calderdale Council has published an update to the Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan, to support the next phase of actions required to tackle the COVID pandemic. Partners in Calderdale have been working to prevent and manage COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic began. The Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan was originally published in June… read more … about Updating our plan to tackle COVID-19>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Local taxi drivers, who play a valued role in keeping Calderdale moving, are set to receive further financial support to help them through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Calderdale Council’s Taxi Support Scheme launches on Monday 19 April and will provide free licence renewals to local taxi firms for three years. Taxi businesses and… read more … about Supporting Calderdale’s taxi drivers>>


180 people received their first COVID-19 vaccination at Hopwood Lane Mosque in Halifax on Sunday 4 April. People aged 50 and over, health and social care workers, and people in ‘at risk’ groups could drop-in to get their first vaccination without the need to book an appointment at the latest vaccination clinic to be held… read more … about Another 180 people receive first COVID-19 vaccination at Halifax Mosque>>

Hopwood Lane Mosque pop-up vaccine clinic

New pedestrian areas with benches, plants and trees are set to transform Brighouse town centre’s streets, as part of a project to kickstart local regeneration. Construction work has started to create new ‘parklets’ in the town centre – small parts of streets which are transformed into community spaces for people to stop, rest and enjoy… read more … about New community spaces to transform Brighouse town centre>>


Calderdale Council has been selected to take part in a national pilot, in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, to expand its local contact tracing service. Calderdale is one of only two local authorities nationally to be selected to take part in a new programme allowing local teams to follow up contacts of COVID cases,… read more … about New pilot scheme to expand our local contact tracing>>