Consider making a 'Household Plan'
Coronavirus (Covid-19) will affect all households and families in some way. This could be either through disruption to work and school patterns, or potentially through household members catching the virus itself.
Every household in the Bradford District will soon receive a letter asking you to make a ‘Household Plan’. The idea behind the plan is simple. You are being asked to think about the key issues that will keep you safe, where you may need to make changes, and share information.
The Household Plan will ensure that everyone living in your household has access to the information that they need to keep well and to get support if they need it. If only one person has that information it can cause problems if they are at work, can’t be contacted or fall ill.
So Bradford Council is asking you to think about each person’s needs, think ahead about possible problems and how to deal with them and to gather useful information together.
Planning should include:
- contact details,
- who provides services to the household (covering food, housing and utilities)
- who can support and help your household, and who you can support
- discussion about how you can all stay well - physically, mentally and emotionally
- plans on how to care for anyone who has symptoms or becomes ill with the virus.
Alongside the letter and planning sheets are advice and tips on how to stay well and what to do if someone has symptoms, is ill or needs support.
If a member of your household is ill, please contact your GP or local hospital if it is an accident or emergency. They are still open and available to help. Don’t wait until it’s too late – phone your local practice or go online as you normally would if you need help.
Do you need help or support?
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.
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.
- 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!”
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 safe while out for exercise
Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise and observe the 2 metre rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information about where you can walk in the Bradford district, and how to stay safe while you do so, visit our public green space and rights of way guidance page.
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 111.nhs.uk/covid-19/