Local covid information
Contact NHS 111 or your GP if you or someone you live with is unwell.
GP’s are offering telephone appointments and are seeing patients if needed. A&E is open for urgent health needs and have procedures in place to help protect staff and patients, it is important to get any serious health needs treated (such as asthma attacks, broken bones, heart attacks) to avoid further illness or long term health conditions.
For the latest government advice about Covid 19 (Coronavirus) click here or visit the NHS 111 website here
The Government has announced an end to COVID-19 restrictions in England.
- The legal obligation to self-isolate is lifted. However, as with many other infectious illnesses, public health guidance remains in place:
People who have symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections are strongly advised to stay at home and limit their contact with others. Please follow NHS guidance. You can learn more about the guidance for respiratory infections on the government website.
Free national testing for the general public has now ended. You can find out more below, or visit Wakefield Council's testing page for more information
Contact tracing has ended.
Self-isolation support payments have ended.
The Spring Booster vaccine is available for people aged 75 and over, care home residents, and people with weakened immune systems. You can find out more information about the Spring Booster on Wakefield Council's vaccines page.
All children aged 5-11 are now being offered the COVID-19 vaccination. You can find out more on Wakefield Council's vaccines page.
Please be kind, caring and supportive of one another. Please respect the personal choices of others, consider your own risk and take responsibility to keep each other safe. We still recommend taking the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
- Stay at home if unwell and limit contact with other people if you have symptoms. Please follow current public health advice.
- Wear a face-covering when it is hard to stay away from other people – particularly in indoor spaces or in crowded places.
- Practise good hand hygiene – washing hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect oneself from COVID-19 and other viruses.
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19 (if not done so already).
- Open doors and windows to let fresh air in if meeting others inside.
Residents can find out more about the Government's living with COVID-19 strategy online.
Please bear in mind that not all disabilities and exemptions are visible when you are out and about. It is important that we have patience and show compassion and respect to everyone.
You may find these contacts useful:
The Community Hubs are offering different services but all of them have volunteers to help with shopping, delivering food parcels or collecting medication for you or someone you are worried about. A few hubs are also providing cooked meals once a week for someone who is older or shielding and living on their own.
Visit this website for a list of the community hubs. You can ring them if you need support but they may be busy so keep ringing or email them.
Help at the Hub- a new service in your area to help you with the impacts of the COVID crisis on jobs, finances and much more. Click here to find out more.
Wakefield Cares - Electric and Heating Worries
On a pre-payment meter or are you unable to leave the home to add credit for gas or electric or you have no money for food or fuel? Speak to your supplier to discuss their options to keep you supplied or contact Wakefield Council 0345 8 506 506.
Young Healthwatch Wakefield Survey
Young Healthwatch is your local champion when using health and care services.
- gives you a voice
- involves you
- provides free confidential advice and information
- listens to your experiences
- tells people who plan and run services what you think
“We want to hear about your experiences. Everything you tell us is confidential and we won’t ask for any personal details. It is up to you if you would like to take part. If you do, your feedback will help the people who make decisions improve health and care services for children and young people in Wakefield District.”
Click here for Places for Support and here to take part in the ongoing Young Healthwatch Survey. Click here if you would prefer to download, print and freepost the survey.