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Bereavement services

Understand the options around funerals and memorials at this time.

Changes to bereavement services as a result of COVID-19

Planning applications

If you wish to submit any correspondence, we strongly encourage that these are made by online communication or by email.

More information: Planning applications during the coronavirus outbreak

Employment and training

Online training and support.

Support into work and adult learning courses during COVID-19


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Additional testing at school after variant detection

We have been notified of a small number of cases of the new Covid-19 variant, first detected in India, in one household in Huddersfield. Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director for Public Health at Kirklees Council, said: “Close contacts were identified and isolated at the time of the initial positive results. However, now we know this is related to a variant of

Vote Kirklees for Co-operative Council of the Year

Kirklees Council has been shortlisted for Co-operative Council of the year for the way it has worked with local people during the Covid-19 pandemic – and we need your vote. The Co-operative Council of the Year recognises best practice as demonstrated by co-operative local authorities and also celebrates the great work delivered at a local level. This award is sponsored


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