Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Important guidance on how to work safely during Covid-19


Local Covid-19 infection rates are currently the highest in the country. The infection rate in Yorkshire and the Humber is presently twice the London rate.

It is important you help us avoid a second spike in infections in order to save lives and avoid the need for a further increase in restrictions. We must ensure that reopening the local economy is as safe as possible and as steady and sustainable as it can be.

Current government advice is, you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit physical contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (at least 2 metres where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • not leave your home if you or anyone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms

Use of face coverings is now recommended to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus to other people, particularly when it is hard to keep 2 metres distance.

Existing government guidance on how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic includes:

  • Do a Covid-19 risk assessment
  • Follow cleaning and hygiene rules
  • Help people work from home
  • Stay 2m apart where possible
  • If 2m is not possible, take steps to manage risk

Areas of work covered include:

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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 as much as possible

  • Work from home if you can
  • Avoid public transport if possible
  • Local parks and green spaces are available for your daily outdoor exercise
  • Always keep your distance in public (at least 2 metres apart)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, you must all self-isolate

See the latest Government guidance on staying alert and safe.

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.

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Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus 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

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Helpful links

UK Government guidance and support

NHS coronavirus advice and information

Bradford district coronavirus advice and information

Support for local businesses

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