Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Victims of domestic abuse and violence reminded service are #StillHereToHelp


We are reminding residents that services that support domestic abuse or sexual violence victims are still open and can still be contacted now lockdown restrictions have been loosened.

There has been concern that the coronavirus pandemic has meant victims of abuse are spending more time indoors with their  abusers and it has more difficult for victims to be able to speak out or access support.

Although services have remained open throughout the pandemic, it is anticipated that victims will have more opportunity to find safe times and places to ask for support as restrictions ease.

Now some restrictions have been eased, services are continuing to reach out to anyone who needs help to reassure them they are not alone and services are still open and here to help.

You can find support on our coronavirus help page or read more below.

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Take care during the hot weather

The hot weather can pose problems for the elderly, young children and those with health issues.

Make sure you look after yourself and look out for those who might struggle in the heat. You should also make sure you are drinking enough water.

  • Spend time in the shade between 11am to 3pm
  • Make sure you never burn by taking sensible precautions
  • Aim to cover up with a t-shirt, wide brimmed hat and sunglasses
  • Remember to take extra care with children
  • Then use a factor 15 plus sunscreen
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Advice issued to help people make healthier choices about alcohol

Households across the Bradford district are set to receive a booklet containing advice and guidance on alcohol consumption during the current coronavirus crisis.

The 16-page booklet, which will drop through the letter boxes of more than 8,000 homes in the coming days, provides information and advice about making healthier choices about alcohol. It was developed because of concern over increased alcohol misuse during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anyone who is trying to stay alcohol free and struggling or is worried that their drinking is increasing to get in touch with New Directions on 01274 296023.

During the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, families 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:

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

Coronavirus advice May 2020

  • 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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