Make sure your children are vaccinated message from Bradford health experts
Health experts in Bradford are strongly advising that you make and keep your children’s immunisation appointments as planned.
A new guide, available online, for parents and carers of young children is reinforcing the message that it is important to make sure your children are up-to-date with their vaccinations.
Protecting your children from a number of potentially serious illnesses means they are more likely to remain healthy and reduce pressures on NHS services.
Don't suffer domestic abuse alone
Domestic abuse and sexual violence is never acceptable and there are no excuses for this behaviour.
The challenge of lockdown means families are spending more time indoors together, this may make it more difficult to speak out or access support.
The loosing of restriction may give those affected an opportunity to access support. More information is available on our website.
Keep friends and family safe in warm weather
The elderly, those with chronic illnesses and young children can be at risk of being affected by the hot temperatures.
It is more important during the coronavirus pandemic to make sure friends, relatives and neighbours are coping with the weather.
Ensure that they are well protected by staying in the shade, using sun cream and drinking plenty of fluids.
For more information about staying safe, visit our website.
Pharmacies are #StillHereToHelp this bank holiday
Health and care services are #StillHereToHelp over the bank holiday. Many pharmacies will be open on Monday 25 May, as well as over the bank holiday weekend for advice.
Pharmacists are experts in medicines and they can help with minor health concerns such as headaches, hay fever and sickness. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can give you clinical advice, suggest which medicines would be best to help, as well as let you know where you can go if you do need to see a different health professional such as a GP.
You do not need an appointment to get advice from a pharmacy and people can still ask for advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
Opening times and contact information for all pharmacies can be found on the NHS website or on the NHS Bradford Distict and Craven CCG website.
Make your quit attempt with the Living Well team
The sale of menthol cigarettes is banned from today and those who used to smoke them are being urged to join #QuitForCovid.
The ban on menthol flavoured tobacco is the latest step in a Government's strategy designed to reduce smoking and to encourage people o make their own quit attempt.
Evidence so far suggests people who smoke may be at increased risk of severe disease if they get Covid-19.
We know two thirds of smokers want to make a quit attempt to improve their health and you can get bespoke support from our stop smoking service.
Early years guidance for parents during Covid outbreak
During the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, families with babies or young children may need additional support to stay healthy.
The following is a series of guides which will help you and your family remain healthy and safe whilst you are socially distancing yourselves.
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 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.
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.
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