Harrogate Borough Council – Covid-19 community response update 11th August 2020

Community Recovery Plan consultation

As you are aware we have asked yourselves and partners what they think are the key issues that have arisen from the pandemic to date. We have now looked at this feedback and revised the community recovery plan accordingly.

We are now asking residents what are their main concerns and at the end of the consultation period we will look to see if we have missed anything out of the plan priorities and revise the recovery plan accordingly. This information is being captured through various meetings held with specific groups and through a quick survey.

Please encourage residents to contribute by completing the short survey Click here 

COVID Guidance for holiday clubs and out-of-school activities

Now that schools are closed for the summer, the government have issued COVID guidance (on outbreak management and test and trace) for anyone providing out-of-school activities/holiday clubs/groups/education/tuition etc. for children and young people. Please circulate this to any groups that this may apply too.

The guidance can be found here

Updated guidance on coronavirus testing

The Department of Health and Social Care has updated its guidance on who is eligible for a test and how they can be tested including instructions for care homes, volunteers and charities.


The Two Ridings Community Foundation Coronavirus Community Fund – Phase 3 (Recovery)
This grant fund re-opened for applications on 3 August 2020

More information can be found here

Grants are available of up to £10,000 for individual and group applications. Partnership bids will also be considered.
In phase 3 grant making will support the development of self-sufficient and resilient communities, by helping to support solutions rather than the symptoms of problems. Funds are available for either projects or running costs but the work supported must be aimed at strengthening communities and/or strengthening the organisations that provide vital support to communities.

The priorities for funding are:

  • Good jobs & economic growth
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health & wellbeing
  • No poverty
  • Reduced inequalities

Applications from organisations with an annual income of under £500,000 (based on current forecast annual income) will be prioritised. Groups must be based in and/or working in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull.

National Public Health Campaign to encourage millions to lose weight

Public Health England has launched a major new adult health campaign to encourage millions of adults to kick start their health and reduce their risk of serious illness, including Covid-19.

The campaign aims to reach millions of people who need to lose weight, encouraging them to make behaviour changes to eat better and move more to prevent or delay the onset of serious diseases. This will be supported by a 12-week weight loss plan app that people who are living with obesity can use to develop healthier eating habits, get more active and lose weight. For more information go to www.nhs.uk/BetterHealth.

 More information can also be found here

NYCC Young People’s emotional health survey

North Yorkshire County Council wants to hear from young people about how the Coronavirus lockdown has impacted their mental health.

Complete the survey

 New grief and loss support service available to Harrogate district residents what

This is a new support and advice service that has been launched to help people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate through grief and loss.

More information can be found here

Ear To Help – a service provided by Just ‘B’

“If lockdown is relaxed, then why don’t I feel relaxed?”
“We may have a new normal, but none of this feels normal to me”

Anyone feeling anxious can talk to specialist support workers who are ready to listen, and share helpful tools and ways to cope.
The Community Helpline is available to all across Hambleton, Harrogate District and Richmondshire. 8am-8pm, 7 days a week on (01423) 856 799.  Calls are charged at local rates.