Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

#StayHomeSaveLives over the Bank Holiday weekend and do your bit to stop the spread of the coronavirus


The Easter Bank Holiday weekend is usually a time for people to attend church, meet family and friends, share meals and take part in Easter events, as well as getting out about in the countryside but due to the coronavirus this is not possible.

You should only leave the house for very limited reasons:

  • shopping for basics like food and medicine, as little as possible
  • medical need, including donating blood, avoid risk of harm, to provide care or help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household

Car Park closed

If you must go out for exercise please think about the following:

  • Be flexible with the time you go out - the days are longer now. Why not go early or go late and if it seems busy, wait.
  • Don't go to parks if you can't easily keep 2m apart from others.
  • Start your walk, run or bike ride from your front door and not your car door. Only use your vehicle for essential journeys for work, food, medical reasons.
  • Parks are not the only place to exercise, streets are fine! A quick walk or jog round the block is just as beneficial and it may be easier to keep 2m apart.
  • Slow down, keep your distance, unless you are with a member of your household you should exercise alone, keep 2m apart even while running or cycling - slow down or even dismount on narrow paths. Be considerate to others.
  • Stay in your 2m bubble! Keep together if you are out as a household. Don't stop for a picnic, to use the play area, outdoor gym or mix with other people.
  • Keep Dogs on a Lead - Dogs can manage with short outings for toileting and one walk a day. The dog will love having you home - why not spend time teaching it some tricks
  • Smile and say hi - Keeping 2m apart seems strange and anti-social but we can still smile and say hello - a little friendly wave goes a long way

Thank you please #StayHomeSaveLives

Parks and Green spaces

Do you need help or support?

Need help? Call 01274 431000

If you need help or have a particular need please ring and talk to one of our friendly team who will take some details and pass them onto the relevant service. Call 01274 431000.

We can help by:

  • picking up shopping
  • delivering a food parcel to eligible people
  • ringing for a friendly chat
  • problem solving

See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.

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Are you concerned about someone's safety?

If you have a concern about the safety of a child or a vulnerable adult, do not keep it to yourself. Report your concern on the Safer Bradford website. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Or call:

  • For children 01274 435600 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
  • For adults 01274 431077 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
  • If someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999

Don’t think, “What if I’m wrong?”. Think, “What if I’m right!”

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Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Stay at home

Stay safe while out for exercise

Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise. It is fine to walk on paths and bridleways during exercise outside, as long as you observe the 2 metre rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information, visit our public green space and rights of way guidance page.

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Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Use the NHS 111 online service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 online coronavirus service at

Helpful links

Government advice: what you need to do

NHS coronavirus advice and information

Bradford district coronavirus advice and information

Support for businesses

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