Coronavirus update information from Leeds City Council


Information on local clusters of spread and a reminder of our local outbreak plan

The latest data and monitoring has enabled us to quickly identify clusters of cases in Kirkstall and Harehills, and surrounding areas.

The city’s seven day rolling average has also been gradually increasing from 4.1 cases per 100,000 people early last week, to 13.3 as at 5 August.

As part of the city’s outbreak planning, steps are being taken in priority areas in an effort to stop further increase in cases and to stay on top of community transmission.

These include:

  • Additional support for families in the affected areas who are self-isolating;
  • Mobile testing units deployed at Fearnville and Kirkstall leisure centres to help people access community testing
  • Working with nurseries, care homes and places of worship to promote important messages about testing, symptoms and preventative measures.

Council and Public Health England officials are also calling for people in these communities and across Leeds to continue to play their part in keeping themselves and others safe by following the latest advice.

We can all play a part in preventing further spread and restrictions if we wear face coverings, wash our hands regularly, maintain social distancing and self-isolate and get tested if any symptoms appear.

Information on how to stay safe can be found here.

For more details about outbreak planning in Leeds and steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19, please visit our website.