Bradford Council COVID-19 Update


Face coverings

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Wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets. Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is mandatory from today (24 July), except children under 11 and those with certain disabilities.

Babies and children under the age of three should not be wearing face coverings.

Failing to wear a face covering could result in a fine of up to ÂŁ100.

Please see our website for more information about face coverings including a short video by Dr Amir Khan showing how to safely put on and wear a face covering.

How to safely put on and wear a face covering


Award-winning Family Health services’ website expands content

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s award-wining Family Health services website 'Better lives, healthy futures' has expanded its content to encompass school readiness, school nursing and the 5-11 age group; adding to the original pregnancy to age four, health visiting and emergency and out-of-hours contact details.

Launched in November 2019 to offer local families 24/7 access to reliable, trusted NHS health and wellbeing information, the site won the ‘Bright Idea and Innovation’ category at Health Tech Newspaper’s People and Partnership Awards in February 2020.

The latest phase, developed with input from clinical leads, health visitors, school nurses and people using Family Health services, includes advice on topics such as hygiene, oral health, emotional wellbeing, mental health, bullying, puberty and safety. Further phases are planned to meet the needs of children and young people up to the age of 19, and those caring for them.

Family Health Services Clinical Manager Gill Brayshaw has led on the most recent phase and can be contacted for further information on 07779023805 or gill.brayshaw@bdct.nhs.uk


Healthy Minds #StillHereToHelp

The third newspaper article in the Healthy Minds series hears from Esme, 52, about what it's like to go through life without any mental health issues and then, at the age of 38, suffer a breakdown. She talks here about experiencing psychosis, which is where you lose sense of reality, and how she got help from her GP to identify her triggers for the condition.

What is Psychosis? Psychosis (also called a psychotic experience or psychotic episode) is when you perceive or interpret reality in a very different way from people around you. You might be said to 'lose touch' with reality. The most common types of psychosis are hallucinations and delusions. You might also experience disorganised thinking and speech. 

Visit for more information on psychosis, and remember that GPs are #StillHereToHelp you and your loved ones with #MentalHealth problems.


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.


Stay at home as much as possible

  • Work from home if you can
  • Avoid public transport if possible
  • Wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets
  • Keep your distance from people who are not in your household (at least two metres apart if possible)
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • Use cashless payment if possible
  • If you are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service please give them the information they need to keep everyone in the UK safe and follow the instructions they give you
  • 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.


Coronavirus testing in Bradford District

Walk-in mobile testing units are available in community locations throughout the district. These testing units are a quick and easy way to get a coronarvirus test with or without an appointment. 

The units are available for anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, such as a high temperature, a new cough, or a change in sense of taste or smell, or thinks they may have the virus.


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!”


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

Support for keeping your mind healthy


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