14/08/2020

Kirklees organisations come together to tackle COVID-19 infections

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Public organisations across Kirklees have come together in an unprecedented show of unity to tackle new COVID-19 infections.

In a joint statement of unity and intent, public, private and voluntary sector leaders set out their determination to share intelligence and resources, as well as working together in communities to promote public health messages and action.

Kirklees College has agreed to work with other public organisations across Kirklees and share communications and data to tackle new COVID-19 infections.

Kirklees’ partner statement:

“We haven’t beaten the virus yet. COVID-19 still poses a threat to lives and livelihoods across Kirklees.

“We have been working together throughout the crisis but the easing of lockdown poses new challenges. This new phase of the pandemic will require targeted action to identify cases, the causes of those cases and activity on the ground to bring infection rates down.

“We pledge to share our intelligence, our people and our resources to keep Kirklees safe.

“We will share data and intelligence about where and why the virus appears so that we can coordinate our response across organisations.

“Together, we will have conversations in communities to identify barriers to reducing infections. And we will work with local people so they can stay safe in this new environment.

“We will share our resources to promote public health messages that will be critical to bringing the Kirklees infection rate down, using all our networks to share straightforward advice with residents.

“We may be in a new phase of the crisis, but many of the messages stay the same. Everyone in Kirklees needs to follow the advice to keep socially distancing, wash hands regularly and isolate as soon as you have symptoms or are contacted by the NHS test and trace service.”

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