Over the past few months, communities across Kirklees have stepped up to support each other through
the COVID-19 pandemic. You have made sacrifices to protect the NHS and save lives. Through your
efforts, we have been able to reduce infections from their peak and lessen the strain on health and care
services. But we haven’t beaten the virus yet.

As lockdown has eased over the past few weeks, we have seen the number of people in our community
with COVID-19 increase. We may never know how or why each infection happens. But we do know how to
stop the spread. That is why we need your help right now.

Everyone needs to follow the rules on social distancing, handwashing and isolating. They are the best
way to keep yourself, your family and your community safe. And they are as important now as they have
been throughout this crisis.