Coronavirus / COVID-19

Police across West Yorkshire are working hard to keep the public safe amid the ongoing threat from the Coronavirus pandemic.

We are continuing to provide all the essential services you expect from us, while supporting the NHS and other organisations to help keep everyone safe.

 

Tuesday 30th November 2021

  • Face coverings are now compulsory in shops and settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as on public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so. All hospitality settings are exempt. If you are visiting a Police helpdesk, you are also asked to wear a face covering.
     
  • All international arrivals must take a PCR test by the end of the second day after arrival and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. The PCR tests are available online from private providers.
     
  • All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate, regardless of their age or vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Read more about what you should do to protect yourself and others

 

19th July 2021 - England moves to Step 4 of the Roadmap

Everyone should be cautious while managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. 

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK.

COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk.

All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us.

Following this guidance will help you stay safe and protect others by controlling the spread. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.

Read more about what you should do to protect yourself and others.
 

 

 

 

We need your support to help us concentrate our efforts where they are needed most - protecting the vulnerable - so please only call 999 if a crime is in progress or there is a threat to life.

For all other non-emergencies, please report crime online, or share information with us online using our 101 Live Chat facility.

Please help us keep 101 for those who do not have access to the website.

 

Online contact methods / crime reporting

There are various methods to contact the Police, which can be done from the safety of your own home, including telephone, 101 Live Chat and online reporting.

Our 'report it' section allows you to report minor crimes, hate crime, anti-social behaviour, as well as tracking the progress of a previously reported crime.

Likewise, you can leave a message for an officer, manage lost and found property or a manage a firearms registration.

You can also reach us via the 101 Live Chat facility and there is contact information for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Click here to report a breach of the Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions

Click here to report domestic abuse online

All our contact options can be found at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us

Also see our Coronavirus 'Ask The Police' Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

Safe Spaces

If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can visit a ‘safe space’ where someone can provide you with information and support. Click here for more information and to find your nearest Safe Space.

 

Public helpdesks

If you need to attend a Public Helpdesk, could we please ask that you please continue to observe the 2 metre social distancing advice and wear a face covering / face mask unless exempt, to ensure your safety and that of our staff.

Click here to find more details of the current opening times of your nearest Police station and public helpdesk

Update : 8th January 2021 Leeds Central, Pontefract and Todmorden public helpdesks are temporarily closed.

 

Other non-essential services

In order to support our front line, there may be some changes to the following non-essential services for the foreseeable future :


Police and Community Together (PACT) and Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) Community Meetings

 

Crime prevention

While the current situation is bringing out the best in many of our communities, we may also see a rise in some specific crimes as a result of the measures brought in to combat Coronavirus:

 

Page last updated 18th November 2021

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