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.
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.
Please do not call Police for Coronavirus guidance
- Click here to Report a breach of the Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions
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.
Please help us keep 101 for those who do not have access to the website.
Online contact methods / crime 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.
You can also reach us via the 101 Live Chat facility and there is contact information for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Some NPT community meetings and PACT meetings may have been cancelled. To check current and future events visit the My Neighbourhood pages to find your local team by map or postcode or to view all event listings click here.
* All our Police and Community Together (PACT) meetings will remain compliant and safe within the COVID-19 guidance and guidelines we receive from Government and the National Police Chiefs' Council.
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:
Other sources of help and advice
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- Gov.uk - Coronavirus information
- Gov.uk - National Restrictions
- Gov.uk - Travel advice
- Gov.uk - Advice for isolating with possible infection
- NHS - COVID-19 Physical Health Advice
- NHS - COVID-19 Mental Health Advice
- West Yorkshire Prepared website
- Coronavirus 'Ask The Police' Frequently Asked Questions
- Through the Maze Coronavirus EasyRead Information
- West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support website
- Sign up for updates from your local Police with our West Yorkshire Community Alert system
Page last updated 18th November 2021