Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Test and Trace scam warning


We have been alerted to new reports of fraudsters posing as people from the NHS Test and Trace programme. Please remain vigilant.

Launched at the end of last month, NHS Test and Trace is playing an increasingly-important role in halting the spread of coronavirus. Contact tracers are getting in touch with those who have had recent close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

However, we are concerned that the system continues to be targeted by scammers, who are pretending to be contact tracers in a bid to trick people into parting with their personal information.

To help protect residents from falling victim to cybercrime, we have issued information to make it easier for you to know if you are genuinely being contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.

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Free vehicle disinfecting

We have launched a major safety boost for Council vehicle drivers and their passengers and other businesses this week. We have opened a vehicle sterilisation station at the former Richard Dunn sports centre car park in Odsal.

The service – normally costing £5 – is offered free for all NHS, police, fire and ambulance staff in their private vehicle up to 30 June. The offer also includes Council staff.

The service is by prior appointment only. See our website for more information.

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Three month payment holiday for additional care support comes to an end

People receiving adult social care services that require a contribution towards their funding will see the end of their payment holiday on Monday 6 July.

The 14 week contribution holiday was put in place by Bradford Council to help support individuals and families with additional care needs by easing their financial burden during the coronavirus lockdown.

With lockdown restrictions starting to come to an end, Bradford Council adult social care services in home and community settings are returning towards normal levels of service. See our website for more information.

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Learn to dance while staying at home

Dance for Life logo

Every Thursday over the past couple of months, we've been sharing a new, free, online dance lesson. This week's is now available for you to try. Head over to the Bradford Council YouTube Channel or Facebook page and join in with a fun, easy street dance routine by Dance For Life tutor Tricia.

You can also see all 13 of our Dance for Life videos in this YouTube playlist.

When you have perfected your routine, upload a video onto social media and include the following hashtags #DanceforLife #ExerciseAtHome #StayInWorkOut so we can see your moves. 

Rise to the challenge with this fun and energetic activity for children and adults alike, whilst staying safe at home.

Dance for life lesson partners

Do you need help or support?

Need help? Call 01274 431000 or text 07790 347390 for BSL

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 or for BSL text 07790 347389.

We can help by:

  • helping you get a priority shopping delivery slot
  • arranging food parcels for people on the government shielded list who need them
  • ringing for a friendly chat
  • referring people who are not shielded who need emergency food to one of the district's food banks

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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