Coronavirus prevention and health advice

Beginning on Wednesday 2 December the Government has placed Kirklees in Tier 3 restrictions

COVID-19 restrictions in Kirklees tells you more about what this means.

Staying healthy

Our free weekly bulletin, packed full of tips, advice and inspiration on how to stay mentally and physically healthy.

Stay 2 metres apart

Keep 2 metres from anyone outside your household or bubble.

If you have to get closer, stick to 1 metre, keep it brief, avoid being face to face and consider a face covering.

Stay 2 metres apart

Wear a face covering

If you are going shopping, using public transport, visiting museums, galleries, cultural sites and libraries or expect to be less than 2 metres away from others.

More information about face coverings:

COVID-19 wearing a face covering
How to make a cloth face covering
How to make a face covering at home

Wear a face covering

Wash your hands regularly

Especially when you've been out.

Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap kills the virus and prevents its spread.

Wash your hands regularly

Stay away from crowds

Even small groups can spread the infection. The more time you spend in crowds the greater the risk of infection.

Stay away from crowds

Isolate if you have symptoms

Main symptoms of COVID-19

  • A high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

If you have symptoms

Self-isolate immediately.

  • You must isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. Everyone in your household must isolate for 14 days.
  • Don't leave your home or have visitors.
  • Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble must also self-isolate. Make sure you tell them.

Book a test:

Get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus

You may be entitled to a Test and Trace support payment:

Apply for a Test and Trace support payment
  • Get the test as soon as possible. Don't delay as tests must take place in the first 5 days of your symptoms.
  • You can also call 119 to request a test.
  • You can get your test at a drive-through or walk-through test site or by ordering a home test kit.
  • Our regional testing site is located at Temple Green Leeds. Local testing sites in Kirklees are also available. When requesting a test all options available will be shown.
  • Testing is free.

If you test positive

  • You must isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. Everyone in your household must isolate for 14 days.

If there has been an outbreak at your child's school or early years provider:

Child isolation guide for parents and guardians
Isolate with symptoms

Follow Test and Trace instructions

You may have come into contact with someone who has the virus. This would prompt the NHS Test and Trace programme to contact you.

You must isolate immediately and follow their instructions.

More information about Test and Trace:

Test and Trace
Follow Test and Trace instructions

Information in other languages

Information on COVID-19 is available in a selection of other languages and alternative formats.

More information about protecting yourself:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance and support

Tips and advice on managing anxiety:

Mental health support in a crisis

Other health advice

Disability and health conditions

You may have many questions about how to manage Government COVID-19 guidelines with additional health ailments or when caring for others. Kirklees Council have issued the following advice about supporting a range of health issues during the coronavirus outbreak:

Find your GP practice

Your NHS is still here for you.

If you need medical help from your GP practice, you can contact them either online, via an app or by phone to be assessed. Visit your GP practice website for more information.

Depending on where you live, your GP practice will be listed under member practices either under North Kirklees or Greater Huddersfield:

If you are unsure you can search for your nearest GP practice:

Changes to visiting your GP

This short animation explains the changes to visiting your GP and what to expect when you get in contact with them:

NHS and Public Health England advice

The NHS and Public Health England have additional information on specific COVID-19 issues:

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