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West Yorkshire urged to stay safe while watching Euros final

Ahead of the England vs Italy final this weekend, West Yorkshire leaders are encouraging people to remain cautious when watching the match with others, whether at home or at a venue, as COVID-19 rates continue to rise across the region. Many people will [...]

9 July 2021

West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum welcomes new Chair

West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, is pleased to welcome Kersten England CBE to the team to help lead the multi-agency partnership in preparing for and responding to major civil emergencies in the region. Kersten, who is Chief [...]

25 June 2021

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West Yorkshire Prepared statement following PM’s announcement on final stages of roadmap

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday (14 June) regarding the delay in the easing of restrictions due to take place next week, West Yorkshire’s Local Resilience Forum is appealing to people in West Yorkshire to please continue doing all t [...]

16 June 2021

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Local Resilience Forum encourages vaccine uptake to help protect against new variant found in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire leaders are calling on people in the region not to let their guard down too soon and continue doing all they can to minimise the spread of infection, as lockdown restrictions ease and the new COVID-19 variant is found in West Yorkshire.&nb [...]

24 May 2021

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LRF stands down Major Incident in West Yorkshire but asks everyone to remain vigilant

West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, has announced it will be standing down the ‘Major Incident’ status that has been in place in the region for over a year, but warns the public to remain vigilant. After consultation with LRF pa [...]

6 May 2021

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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

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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