Covid update for Kirklees: Tier 3 and Comunity Testing

There has been an update from Kirklees Council about the continuing restrictions in our area and a new community testing scheme. To read the full update follow this link. Below is a summary;

Today, the Government announced that Kirklees should remain subject to Tier 3 restrictions. It means that restaurants, bars and pubs must stay closed and there are restrictions around meeting and socialising with each other.

There is a new way you play your part to protect your community from COVID-19. Tomorrow (Friday 18 December 2020), we are launching a new community testing service, which is open to people who live or work in Kirklees.

Community testing is a quick and easy way to find out if you have the virus. One of the reasons COVID-19 is so hard to control is because many people don’t know that they have it. But people who don’t have symptoms can still pass it on. With your help, we will be able to find more cases and stop people passing it on without knowing.

The first Kirklees residents received the COVID-19 vaccine this week. This is wonderful news and an incredible breakthrough in our efforts to tackle the virus.

Stay safe this festive period by continuing to follow the guidelines in place.