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West Yorkshire leaders urge caution as further restrictions lift next week

West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, is asking everyone to remain vigilant and continue to follow the guidelines ahead of the reopening of retail and other services on Monday (12 April). As outlined in the second phase of the Gov [...]

9 April 2021

Covid-19 update

‘We are in the midst of a pandemic – we need to keep fighting against Covid-19’

Responding to recent events seen in other parts of the country, West Yorkshire’s Local Resilience Forum is calling for everyone to keep working together to ensure infection rates do not start to rise again. With a number of protests and vigils recently b [...]

22 March 2021

Covid-19 update

West Yorkshire ‘Major incident’: one year on

Today (20 March) marks one year since a ‘Major Incident’ was declared in West Yorkshire in response to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, three days ahead of the first lockdown being implemented across the country. As the country looks to lift restrictions [...]

20 March 2021

Covid-19 update

Government four-step plan for ending lockdown in England

The government has published its ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ plan, which sets out the four steps for lifting restrictions and ending the current lockdown in England. From 8 March, restrictions in England will start to be eased, with all pupil [...]

25 February 2021

Covid-19 update

LRF statement following PM’s ‘Roadmap’ announcement

Local Resilience Forum urges people to continue to keep West Yorkshire safe as PM announces plans to ease lockdown. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today (22 February) on the gradual easing of restrictions, West Yorkshire Prepared, the region [...]

22 February 2021

NEW VACANCY: West Yorkshire Resilience Forum Coordinator

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to join a full time role as Secretariat support to the West Yorkshire Resilience Forum, based at Ops Support, Carr Gate, Wakefield. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and provide a full [...]

11 February 2021

Covid-19 update

The new COVID-19 variant is already in West Yorkshire communities & rates are increasing. We must act now to save lives. We are calling on everyone to take action – there is a very small window of time in which we can make a difference. Please stay at home and follow the restrictions:

12 January 2021

Covid-19 update

New COVID-19 variant is already in West Yorkshire communities and rates are increasing – we must act now

West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, met today in light of increasing COVID-19 rates across the region and the presence of the new variant in our communities, and is urging everyone to recognise that time is of the essence in our [...]

8 January 2021

Covid-19 update

West Yorkshire Prepared: “Looking forward with hope and confidence to 2021”

As we all think about the new year and what challenges and opportunities it may bring, we do so with an assurance that the organisations that make up West Yorkshire Prepared are more than ready to deal with whatever comes our way. 2020 has taught us a lo [...]

31 December 2020

Covid-19 update

Local Resilience Forum urges people not to hold house parties ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, is urging the public to keep following the guidance and not host large gatherings which could lead to an increase in Covid-19 cases. While the major [...]

30 December 2020