Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

Bradford District passes sad COVID milestone

A sad and solemn commemoration is taking place in Bradford today as official figures show that the district has passed the milestone of 1,001 deaths from Covid-19 related causes.

1,001 electric candles will be lit around the steps of City Hall as a stark reminder of how the pandemic has caused grief and anguish among all communities in the district. It will take place at 4.45pm. The City Hall flag will be lowered to half-mast and hospitals will join in with lights at their entrances or in the chapel at Airedale.

The full statement is available on the Bradford Council website.

Despite the optimism generated by the vaccine roll out, people are being urged more than ever to follow the Government and NHS guidelines to avoid contracting or spreading the infection.

Further information about how to stay safe from Covid-19 is contained on the Bradford Council website at or if you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned please follow this link to a booklet for advice. 

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Coronavirus testing in Bradford District

If you live or work in the Bradford District there are now several different ways you can get a test for COVID-19 including mobile testing units, home testing and lateral flow testing.

Find out more about where you can go to get tested and where are home-testing teams will be visiting in over the next week.

Remember: Hand, Face, Space

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  • Maintain 2 metres social distancing from people you do not live with
  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in public places and where you can’t keep 2 metres apart from others.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when leaving the house and returning and regularly throughout the day. When soap and water is not available outside of your home use hand sanitiser.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine information

The NHS have provided partners with information on the latest COVID-19 vaccines including a list of FAQs. This page will be updated as and when more information is made available.

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

Support for local businesses

Support for keeping your mind healthy

Support for unemployed residents

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