Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Halloween at Home

Wash you hands this Halloween

Halloween is going to have to be a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun at home and stay safe whilst marking the spookiest time of year and creepin’ it real.

To help stop the spread of Covid 19, trick or treating should be avoided and Halloween parties should be cancelled, but there are still lots of hauntingly ghoulish activities that people can do at home to celebrate and we've put together a page on our website of ways you could do this. 

Spooky Tale Night on Facebook

Lets’ have some skele-fun…..we’re pleased to announce our first Spooky Tale Night with our libraries service via our Facebook page at 7pm on 31 October.

Turn the lights down low, get your costumes on and settle in for a spooktacular night of fun. This activity is appropriate for ages 6+ but adult supervision and discretion is advised.

This spooky tale will come from a mystery location in the district, keep an eye on our social media channels for more information.

Love Spiders at Bradford Industrial Museum and Cliffe Castle Museum and Park


At both Bradford Industrial Museum and Cliffe Castle Museum and Park there's a great learning experience where everyone can discover more about the fascinating world of spiders.

There's online activities as well so you can take part from home. Can you think like an arachnologists and make your own spider or weave a web like a spider?

#BradfordPumpkin - get carving

If you're carving a pumpkin for your home or to display in your garden we'd love to see your creations. Tag us on social media using the hashtag #BradfordPumpkin for the chance to appear in our online pumpkin parade. 

Get carving and make sure you really give em’ pumpkin to talk about.

Cover your face this Halloween

A Halloween Dance Trail with the Love Exploring App

Throughout half-term week visit Peel Park or Lister Park and go on a Halloween Dance Trail. Seek out zombies, skeletons, witches and mummies using your smartphone, and learn a little about the park on your way! Download the Love Exploring app from the Google Play store or Apple store.

Make space this Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

What ever you've got planned to celebrate this year please remember hands, face, space.

Keep washing your hands, wear a face covering when needed (unless you're exempt) and keep your distance from those you don't live with.

Current restrictions

Infection rates in Bradford are rising. Everyone has to help beat the virus

Protect your loved ones. Download the app.

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.

Download the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

Face coverings

You need to wear a face covering in lots of different places. This is now mandatory for everyone except children under 11 and those with certain disabilities.

People who have a reason for not wearing a face covering (if they are exempt) should not be routinely asked to give evidence of this. However it might be helpful to be able to show something on a phone, wear a badge or print out a card that can be shown to explain to others.

If you would like to use an exemption card, or an image you can display to people on your phone, you can download these from the GOV.UK website.

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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