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.
- It is now no longer the law to self-isolate. However, as with many other 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.
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
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 have volunteers to help with shopping, delivering food parcels or collecting medication. If you are worried about someone who is living alone with no help they can telephone to check they are OK.
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.
Wakefield Cares - Electric and Heating Worries
If you have no electric, gas (fuel) or food and no money or no-one is able to leave the house to top up the fuel card or buy food, ask who you live with to contact Wakefield Council 0345 8 506 506.