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.

 

19th July 2021 - England has moved 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.

 

Moving to Step 4 of the Roadmap - COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021

The government has published the ‘Moving to Step 4 of the roadmap’ document. This sets out the essential actions that everybody should take to protect themselves and others while prevalence is high, as we transition towards learning to live with COVID-19. The ‘COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021’ sets out the shape of step 4 of the roadmap.

 

 

 

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 :

 

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 19th July 2021

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