We need your help to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Over the past few months, communities across Kirklees have stepped up to support each other through the COVID-19 pandemic. You have made sacrifices to protect the NHS and save lives. Through your efforts, we have been able to reduce infections from their peak and lessen the strain on health and care services. But we haven't beaten the virus yet.
As lockdown has eased over the past few weeks, we have seen the number of people in our community with COVID-19 increase. We may never know how or why each infection happens. But we do know how to stop the spread. That is why we need your help right now.
Everyone needs to follow the rules on social distancing, handwashing and isolating. They are the best way to keep yourself, your family and your community safe. And they are as important now as they have been throughout this crisis.
Play your part in keeping your community safe
Thanks to your efforts, some of our freedoms have now returned. But we can't yet go back to normal. We can't shake hands with our friends, hug our loved ones and we must keep apart even in social situations. It is hard, especially after so many weeks in lockdown, but our fight against the virus relies on all of us to play our part.
Even if you think the virus isn't a threat to you, it could be really serious for people in your family and for others. And if infections rise steeply in our area, we could see a return to lockdown with shops, restaurants and local services closing once again.
If we all follow the rules, infections will come down again. We can then focus on Kirklees' recovery. We can concentrate on our work to build an economy that works for everyone. We can tackle inequality of wealth, health and opportunity in all our communities. And we can come back stronger than ever.
Thank you for playing your part in keeping your community safe.
Read the letter from Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, Jacqui Gedman, Chief Executive of Kirklees Council and Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Director of Public Health, Kirklees Council.
This letter is also available as information in other languages.