Bradford Council COVID-19 Update


Covid-19 Can Do activities for young people

Do you know any young people who are looking to learn something new, develop a skill, fill their time and have a bit of fun during the pandemic?

Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD) have put together some ideas of different ways to make you feel more like yourself again and, if you need it, there's a list of places to get support too. 

Cabad can do

​The booklet includes activities such as: getting sociable through Mario Kart and other apps; writing yourself a gratitude list to feel thankful; ways to get creative like upcycling or journaling; cooking, 'come dine with me' style; and looking ahead by rewriting your CV or doing something educational as well as much more.

​The support services included are Kooth, Youth in Mind, Guideline, First Response and Healthy Minds.  

​Download the booklet from the CABAD website and see what young people can do during COVID!

 


After your vaccine

Lots of people in the District have already had their COVID-19 vaccination. We need to remember that after your vaccine the transmission of COVID-19 to others is still possible.

Although vaccinated people will have more protection from COVID-19, not enough is known about the vaccine’s impact on a person’s ability to transmit the virus.

Everyone who has received the vaccine should continue to follow the current guidelines including hands, face and space.

If you had regular COIVD-19 tests as part of your job continue to do this even after having the vaccine.

Together, this will help manage infections in hospitals and help protect other staff, and patients, as well as your friends and family.

Find out more about the COVID vaccination on the Bradford Council's Website

After your vaccination


Household testing for parents

Regular rapid testing is now available for parents of nursery, school children and
college students.
As well as adults in their households, childcare and support bubbles.

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 (from 1.30pm – 7pm) if at least one household member or a member of your support bubble:

• is a nursery, school or college pupil

• works in a nursery, school or college (including temporary workers or volunteers)


Free COVID-19 workplace testing 

Regular COVID testing could be the difference between a workplace being able to stay open and operational, or needing to close due to a COVID-19 outbreak. It will form a crucial part of the government’s plan to gradually and safely ease restrictions as we get back to a more normal life.

So far over 3,500 businesses are signed up to offer workplace testing programmes, and over 14,000 have registered their interest in offering rapid testing, with many already rolling tests out. Find out more on the Government online portal.

  • Free workplace testing is now available to all businesses, including those with fewer than 50 employees
  • Business are encouraged to register their interest by 31 March to access the free workplace testing
  • Regular testing will be a vital part of the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease restrictions

Businesses have until 31 March to register for the government’s workplace testing scheme, which will remain free until the end of June. All those who can work from home should continue to do so.

Find out more about the Government's workplace testing scheme.


NO MORE week – domestic abuse and sexual violence

NO MORE week, 7 – 13 March raises awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence can affect anyone, at any point in their life, regardless of their background, age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status or sexuality. 

There are a number of local safe spaces including Boots UK, Superdrug pharmacies, Morrisons pharmacies and independent pharmacies providing Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse.

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, you can use Safe Spaces to call a helpline, support service or loved one. To find out where your local safe spaces are visit: uksaysnomore.org/safespaces or to get support phone Bradford Survive & Thrive on 0808 2800 999 or The National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline (open 24/7) on 0808 2000 247.

If you are in immediate danger, always call the police on 999.

How to access a Safe Space

  • Walk into any participating pharmacy in the UK.
  • Ask at the healthcare counter to use their Safe Space.
  • A pharmacist will show you to the Safe Space. Which will be the consultancy room.
  • Once inside, you will find displayed specialist domestic abuse support information for you to access, to make that call or access Bright Sky, a mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else.  

For further information visit, www.bradford.gov.uk/domesticabuse.


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.


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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