Staying Well Physically & Mentally During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Staying well both physically and mentally during the Coronavirus outbreak is very important for everyone. Please see the links below which contain information and/or workouts you may want to participate in at home:

Physical Health

  • To see the list of services from the Active Leeds “Health At Home” scheme, click here.
  • To be redirected to the Active Leeds YouTube channel which contains videos for older adults to keep active at home, including Tai Chi, Deskercise – stretching exercises (useful for those working from home), Introduction to Pilates, and Chair Based exercises, click here
  • Sport England #StayInWorkOut activities
  • Yorkshire Sport Foundation #StayInWorkOut activities
  • We Are Undefeatable helps those with long term health issues to stay active
  • Leeds Girls Can is part of the national This Girl Can campaign

Mental Wellbeing

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives

Coronavirus – Useful Information

The Parish Council continues to receive regular information updates from Leeds City Council – please click on the links below to be redirected to the important and useful updates/information received recently on the matters listed:

  • The Police are there to fully support anyone in need of urgent help from domestic abuse, including how to indicate if you’re in danger – please see their Twitter post here.
  • The Police have been granted additional powers to enforce new Government rules designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. To report anything which contravenes those rules the public are being encouraged use the WYP online Breach of Coronavirus Restrictions reporting form; please only call 999 if a crime is in progress or there is a threat to life, thank you.
  • Please note that West Yorkshire Prepared asks people to please avoid using sky lanterns when showing your appreciation for the NHS and other key workers – see their Twitter post here.
  • LCC asks that garden waste is composted or used otherwise in the garden rather than being burned, and reminds residents that burning of household waste may be illegal due to the noxious fumes it can release. Please see the Twitter post from Clean Leeds reminding residents not to burn garden waste by clicking here.

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives

Scheduled PC Meeting 21.04.20 – CANCELLED

Please note the parish council meeting scheduled for 21.04.20 will not take place due to the Coronavirus and current lockdown restrictions.

You can keep up to date with parish news by checking the News page on this website, and you are welcome to email the Clerk with any queries, comments and concerns you may have – clerk@aberford-pc.gov.uk

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives

Coronavirus – Useful Information

The Parish Council is receiving information updates from Leeds City Council on a daily basis – please click on the links below to be redirected to the important and useful updates/information received recently on the matters listed:

  • Leeds Domestic Violence Service –  information on reaching out if you are concerned about anyone at this time is available on Facebook and Twitter
  • LCC information regarding its support for the creative sector on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • LCC is encouraging businesses in the Leeds City Region to get involved with the Digital Enterprise survey to ensure there is an appropriate programme of support available – please see LCC’s posts on Twitter and LinkedIn

Leeds City Council has advised they cannot currently empty all litter bins in the city. In order to enable staff to focus on more essential work, they are asking people to avoid using litter bins and to take litter home to put into black bins. Although LCC will continue to do their best to empty bins in parks and greenspaces that are used for exercising or dog walking, please do not use the bins if it can be avoided, and instead to take your litter home. Thank you.

Please remember the current guidelines and rules on when/why you can leave home, and social distancing when you do this. To see the Government’s tweet thread about what will happen if you break the current guidelines and rules, click here.

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives

WYP Information Pack – Being A Good Neighbour

West Yorkshire Police has issued an information pack called “Being A Good Neighbour” which contains information on how people can help culnerable neighbours safely. To download a copy of the pack, click here.

They have also issued some guides to stay safe online – please see the three images below:

#StayHome  #ProtectTheNHS  #SaveLives

#TogetherLeeds

Coronavirus Scams Alert

West Yorkshire Trading Standards have issued a leaflet containing details of some scams following reports they have received regarding COVID-19 scams.

To download the leaflet, click here.

Shopping for Vulnerable People – New Secure Payment Method

The Parish Council has been informed of a new secure payment system that can be used by volunteers going shopping for vulnerable people. Please see the information below from Leeds City Council:

“Asda and Morrisons have both launched schemes that help vulnerable people who are self-isolating. As we understand it, these are cashless Volunteer Shopping Cards, ideal for those who are self-isolating, the card provides a contactless, safe and secure way to allow family/friends/volunteers to shop on their behalf and means no bank or credit card details are exchanged with the volunteer and removes any risk of handling cash. The card can be bought easily online and then emailed to the volunteer or printed out and left in a safe place for the volunteer to collect.  The volunteer uses the card in-store (by simply scanning the barcode) and can return the shopping in a safe place for the recipient.  Any change due is left on the card for future use and can be ‘topped-up’ if necessary.”

To be re-directed to the Asda webpage for the service, click here.

To be re-directed to the Morrisons webpage for the service, click here, or call 0333 335 0398.

Leeds Bins – Brown Bin Collections Suspended

Below is a tweet from @LeedsRecycles with information about the current status of bin collections in Leeds:

” #LeedsBins status update! Good news – for your green and black bins it’s still bins-ness as usual. They’re being collected on the scheduled day.  You can check your collection days at Check Your Bin Day or by downloading the Leeds Bins app on your mobile.”

Please therefore continue to put your black and green bins out as usual, but please note the collection of brown bins has been suspended until further notice. Updates on this will follow in due course.

Coronavirus – Useful Information

The parish council has received updates from various external bodies containing useful information regarding/in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak – please see below:

  • If you need advice or support from the Leeds City Council volunteer support group, call 0113 378 1877
  • If you’d like to become a volunteer and help vulnerable people during the outbreak, please visit the Doing Good Leeds webpage by clicking here
  • West Yorkshire Police – click here to view their letter informing people of the new laws that have been passed to help stop the spread of the virus
  • For up to date travel information for essential journeys only, please click here to be re-directed to the Metro website
  • To view some frequently asked questions on the .gov.uk website regarding what you can and can’t do during the Coronavirus outbreak, click here
  • For a comprehensive list of available support for businesses, click here to be re-directed to the relevant .gov.uk webpage
  • To be re-directed to Leeds City Council’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage, which contains a wealth of information specific to Leeds, click here

#StaySafe #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS

 

COVID-19 – Useful Website Links

Leeds City Council has produced a list of website links you may find useful during the COVID-19 outbreak – please click on the links below the be redirected to the relevant webpage:

Stay safe. Stay home. Thank you.