South Leeds responds to Coronavirus Covid-19

Following the Government’s change of advice yesterday (16 March 2020) many organisations have changed their operations and most public events have been cancelled.

South Leeds Life is keen to play a useful role locally as we all tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. We won’t be covering the global or national situation. We won’t be looking for sensational headlines. We plan to provide useful, local information.

The Neighbouhood Networks provide vital support services to older people in our community including social activities and hot meals. These groups are closing their social activities and moving to delivering food to members’ homes. They can also help with shopping. If you know anyone who would benefit from their services, or if you can volunteer to help, please contact:

Belle Isle Senior Action  Phone: (0113) 277 8208  Email:

Holbeck Together  Phone: (0113) 245 5553  Email:

Middleton Elderly Aid   Phone: (0113) 272 1050  Email:

South Leeds Live at Home Scheme (Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet) Phone: (0113) 271 6201  Email:

Trinity Network (Belle Isle and Beeston Hill)  Phone: (0113) 270 7458  Email:

Voluntary Action Leeds are working on a citywide volunteering scheme. We will bring you the details once they are announced, but you can register with them now if you wish to volunteer. Phone (0113) 297 7920 or Email

A number of groups have sprung up on Facebook offering support and place to volunteer or ask for help including LS11 Mutual Aid and Coronavirus Community Advice and Help Page Leeds 10 and 11

The NHS have advised all doctors surgeries to stop face to face consultations and offer telephone appointments instead.

All group activities at community hubs and libraries have been postponed for the foreseeable future, but the services remain open for (symptom-free) individuals.

All rugby and football matches and training sessions have been suspended including community clubs. South Leeds Lakers running club has suspended both senior and junior sessions. A number of races scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled. DAZL has suspended its community dance programme.

The Holbeck club has cancelled all performances and the club will be shut until further notice.

South Leeds Life has suspended our What’s On page until we can confirm which events are on and which are off (they are mostly off).

For up to date medical advice go to the NHS website here.

And finally, don’t forget to wash your hands.


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