Coronavirus / COVID-19
COVID-19 remains a risk
It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.
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.
All of us can play our part by understanding the situations where risks of COVID-19 infection and transmission are likely to be higher, and taking action to reduce these risks.
Following this guidance will help you to understand situations where there is a greater risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 and the steps that you can take to stay safe and protect others. Every action you can take to help reduce the spread will help reduce pressure on the NHS.
Please do not call Police for Coronavirus guidance
We need your support to help us concentrate our efforts where they are needed most - 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 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.
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
- Sign up for updates from your local Police with our West Yorkshire Community Alert system
Covid-19 Proactive Publication
This are the documents as detailed in the West Yorkshire Police COVID-19 Publication Strategy, in line with the NPCC Op Talla.
This first table shows the total offences during the period in which the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 were enforced, broken down as follows:
- Offences (Type, Outcome, District)
- Suspects (Type, Ethnicity, Age, Gender)
- PND Disposal (Type, Ethnicity, Age, Gender)
- Breaches (Type, Ethnicity, Age, Gender)
- Arrests (Type, District, Ethnicity, Age, Gender)
The second table shows the total days absent/working abstract due to Covid-19 reasons.
Where the absence reason is ‘C19 Unconfirmed Sick Leave’, this is where the Covid sickness was not confirmed (by way of a PCR test).
Where the absence reason is ‘C19 Uncategorised Sick Leave’, this is where the full reporting process for Covid-19 absences was not followed, and therefore was not recorded in the correct category. The individual may have been off due to Self-Isolation or Covid-19 sickness.
Page last updated April 2023.