A team of eight people have leafleted houses in parts of Kirkstall to advise residents on how to stay safe after a cluster of Covid-19 cases in the area.
It’s understood this was the first door-knocking activity in Leeds to help keep people aware of what they need to do, where to get a test and how to keep safe in a bid to stop the number of cases from escalating. The team included volunteers, Barca Leeds staff and a member of Leeds City Council’s public health team.
A council spokesperson said more people answered doors than expected and added:
“A diverse and wide spectrum of residents were spoken to. For example within three streets we spoke to five families outside their homes and they selected which leaflets in which languages they wanted. The families we met were very warm, very receptive and very grateful.”
Mobile testing units have also been made available at Kirkstall Leisure Centre and people with symptoms can also book tests at other locations in Leeds. A testing facility is also being set up at Pudsey Civic Hall next week.
Advice on how to keep safe includes keep a safe distance from others, wash your hands regularly, for 20 seconds, wearing a face covering on public transport, shops and in healthcare settings and no-one in your household should leave home if any one person has symptoms.
If you have symptoms, stay at home and book a free test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or ring 119.
More advice and guidance over Coronavirus can be found here.
Harehills is the other area of Leeds to see a cluster of cases recorded.