Those who are aged 60 and over are at greater risk of health complications from COVID-19, so it’s really important that these people take extra care to protect themselves. This means reducing physical contact with others as much as is possible, to reduce the risk of coming into contact with the virus.

To support residents of 60 and above to live healthily, and keep mentally well during this time, the NHS in Leeds, alongside Leeds City Council and community and voluntary sector organisations, are coming together to share and promote a programme of positive messages over the winter season. This includes messages that encourage people to stay connected safely to reduce the risk of social isolation.

They have asked the people of Leeds what they’ve been doing to stay safe from virus, whilst also staying active and connected, in the hope that these stories will help and inspire you. In this first video we hear from Dot, who shares her stories of Bollywood dancing, spending quality time with her family over Zoom, and her love of painting. You can hear Dot’s story here.

To find out more about the campaign and to get tips to keep family, friends and colleagues safe please visit