All households with children of school age can collect free rapid COVID-19 tests kits
Self testing is now extended to whole families and households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles.
Everyone needs to play their part to keep the virus under control while keeping children and young people in school.
This means that you can test your household and support bubble by collecting lateral flow tests (LFT's) for free from a local test centre if at least one household member or a member of your support bubble:
is a school or college pupil
works in a school or college (this includes temporary workers or volunteers)
You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point, each pack contains 7 tests. Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm.
NHS Test and Trace has rapidly expanded its network of testing sites and has more than 500 test sites that will provide LFT test kits to eligible individuals as part of community collect.
- You can find your nearest collection site by visiting https://find-covid-19-rapid-test-sites.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/.
- You can check online if the location is open or busy before you go.
- You do not need to make an appointment.
- Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times.
Find out more about lateral flow tests for households and bubbles of pupils, students and staff of schools and colleges.
Remember: Hands, Face, Space
- 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.
- Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in public places and where you can’t keep 2 metres apart from others.
- Maintain 2 metres social distancing from people you do not live with.
Do you need help or support?
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.
- 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