KIRKLEES council has issued further information after the health secretary reported there was a coronavirus outbreak in the area.

The council said it was "made aware" of a number of positive cases at a workplace in Kirklees.

Rachel Spencer-Henshall, director of Public Health at Kirklees Council, said: "We were made aware of a number of positive cases of COVID-19 at a workplace in Kirklees.

"We have been providing support and advice to both the management and employees in order to minimise any further transmission.

"A key part of the NHS Test and Trace service is working closely with our partners, including Public Health England, to promptly identify Coronavirus cases and limit transmission.

"Working together on this case with Public Health Englan4 the business and its staff has helped to prevent further infection and has possibly saved lives "I'd like to reassure everyone that as soon as we became aware of this issue, we acted quickly to work with the business and their staff to limit any further potential spread of COVID-19.

"This further highlights that it's still absolutely crucial that we all continue to follow social distancing guidance wash our hands regularly and seek testing if we develop symptoms."