Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

A joint statement from Leader of Bradford Council and District Commander of West Yorkshire Police


“In Bradford District and around the country we’ve started to see a number of socially distanced events organised, both family events and community events. We need to be clear that due to the coronavirus pandemic large gatherings are unlawful. And they’re unlawful for a reason, they put people at a great risk of contracting and spreading this deadly infection, which will inevitably lead to more tragic deaths. We’ve had 487 people die so far in Bradford District and that is why we must take this seriously and all do what we can to stop COVID-19 circulating in our communities and ultimately having to report further deaths. 

“If we are to stop the spread of this virus, it is really important that people continue to abide by the rules laid down by the government. People must still stay at home as much as possible, you must limit your contact with others and the regulations say that we cannot meet in groups of over six people. This is for the safety of everyone in order to minimise the risk of spreading the infection leading to further deaths which could be avoided.

“The vast majority of people from across the district have been brilliant, they have responded well to the lockdown restrictions and we’d like to thank people for this but we have to keep this going. It is vitally important that we continue to sustain these efforts so that we prevent further deaths and suffering across all our communities. Even though some of the lockdown measures have been eased the situation hasn’t yet returned to normal.”

Do you need help or support?

Need help? Call 01274 431000

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We can help by:

  • picking up shopping
  • delivering a food parcel to eligible people
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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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