Bradford Council COVID-19 Update

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.

If you cannot get to to rapid lateral flow test site you can order LFT kits to to be sent to your home in England. Order LTF kits to your home here.

Find out more about lateral flow tests for households and bubbles of pupils, students and staff of schools and colleges.


Remember: Hands, Face, Space

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  • 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?

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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