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Face Coverings on public transport

From June 15, Government guidelines require people to wear a face covering on public transport, with some exemptions for children, disabled people or people with breathing difficulties.   A full list of exemptions from wearing a face covering can be found here.

If you are exempt from wearing a face covering you can download an assistance card here to help communicate this to staff on bus and rail services in West Yorkshire. You can either print the card off or take a picture of it on your phone to show transport staff.

For further information and updates on local public transport, please see:

Covid-19 Transport Plans

As part of the council’s response to Covid-19, Connecting Leeds is taking emergency action to help the public safely make their essential walking or cycling trips. Enabling people to keep two metres apart will help protect the health and safety of the public.

Connection Leeds would like your ideas on these four themes

  • Creating more pedestrian space in busy public places
  • Creating more space to cycle for travel and daily exercise
  • Maintaining quieter residential streets to support safer walking/cycling
  • Creating more space for pedestrians and cyclists outside schools

There is also still an opportunity to suggest a scheme on the interactive map

You can find out more and give your feedback here.

Hospitals of the Future

Hospitals of the Future is the plan to build a new adults’ hospital, and a new Leeds Children’s Hospital at our Leeds General Infirmary site.   Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust would like your views on their  hospitals and how they could be improved.

You can find out more and access the survey here.

Hospital care since lockdown for people with dementia 

The National Audit of Dementia (NAD) is a programme which looks at the care provided to people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. They would like to find out about care that has taken place since lockdown (after 23 March 2020).

Two surveys are available:

  • For people with a dementia diagnosis or memory problems who have experienced hospital care.  Click here to access this survey.
  • For people who provide care for a person with dementia. You can use this survey to provide information about a hospital admission for the person with dementia you support OR about a situation where a hospital admission would usually have happened but did not.   Click here to access the survey

Leeds Directory

  • Access to vetted and rated trades for essential  and urgent repairs
  • Helping people stay safe but socially connected