Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Take part in a live social media Q&A with key Council decision makers

Residents of Bradford District will get the chance to ask questions to the Council's key decision makers about the district’s COVID-19 response.

A special live Facebook Q&A session will take place on tomorrow, Wednesday 11 November at 2.30pm where the Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe and Director of Public Health for Bradford District, Sarah Muckle, will be answering questions about the district’s COVID health recovery.

They will be joined by Deputy Leader, Cllr Imran Khan as well as Toni Williams from Public Health England.

The theme of the Q&A session will be on “COVID recovery: stopping the spread”.

This will focus on what action is being taken to help reduce infection rates and halt the spread of COVID-19 as we approach winter. During the session, the panel will take questions on new national restrictions, self-isolation, test and trace, and what individuals can do to reduce their own health risks, and those of their children, family and friends.

Residents will be able to watch on Bradford Council's Facebook page: or by joining our Facebook Live event.

If you wish to leave a question you will need to have access to a Facebook account.

The panel will try and answer as many questions as they can during the 60 minute session.

Some questions may not be taken by the panel if not relevant to the theme or the Council. Questions will also not be answered if it requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information. If it is deemed offensive or inappropriate the question will be removed.

National restrictions

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.

See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.

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 coronations 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.

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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