Emergency School Closure
Although we remain open for a small number of key worker children, not as an educational setting but as a safe space with a very skeleton staff, we would like to direct you to this advice from the Education Secretary on behalf of the Government.
You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.
If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
Letters have been sent to those we are expecting. If you have contacted school but no longer need the childcare, please phone the school office and leave a message. Alternatively, you can text the school using our texting service.
Calderdale – Support for Families
The Hub will operate Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.00 and over the weekend 10.00 to 15.00
Want to help? Local people and organisations are showing their generosity and kindness in many ways. There have already been over 500 individual offers of help.
If you would like to volunteer you can email: Volunteeringcovid19@calderdale.gov.uk
Please be patient as due to high levels of demand it may take a while to respond.
Need help: There is also a Directory of Local Support which includes details of local shops that are offering delivery services, local mutual aid groups, organisations offering specific support for particular groups (for example people with learning difficulties) which can be found here.
If you or someone you know needs support with shopping, collecting medicine or other tasks and doesn’t have friends or family that can help please complete the online form here.
Need more information? There is a range of advice and guidance on how to keep volunteers safe. This is being updated regularly with the latest government information. See guidance on the web here: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/jobs-and-volunteering/volunteering/coronavirus-volunteering’