Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information

Living with COVID-19

COVID-19 legal restrictions in England have been removed but standard controls such as ventilation of indoor spaces, hands cleaning and respiratory hygiene remain important.

Protect yourself and others

It’s still important that we protect ourselves, our friends and loved ones by continuing to take sensible steps to stop the virus spreading.

By continuing to do these things we can try and halt the spread of the virus and keep life moving in the Bradford District.

The full list of actions we’d like everyone to consider are:

  • booking your vaccine if eligible without delay if you have not already done so
  • letting fresh air into enclosed spaces
  • washing hands often and carrying hand sanitiser

Latest case numbers

You can find information on total case numbers for England as well as the situation in your local area on the official Coronavirus Data webpage.

COVID-19 vaccine

Currently, only certain people are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are identified as being in one of these cohorts of eligible people, you will be contacted by the NHS and offered the vaccine.

  • Anyone aged 6 months to 64 who is at risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • Residents in care homes for older adults
  • All adults over the age of 65
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • Anyone aged 12 to 64 who are household contacts with someone who is immunosuppressed
  • Carers and staff working in care homes for adults

For more information about the vaccine visit the NHS website Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.

Beware of scams – text messages from the NHS will show ‘NHS vaccine’ as the sender, will only link to the NHS website, will never ask for bank account, card details, PINs or passwords, or ask you to press a button on your keypad.

COVID symptoms

Every time a new COVID-19 variant emerges there is much speculation about differences in symptoms. The main symptoms of COVID-19 in both adults and children remain the same:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you are eligible for treatments for COVID-19, you should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test as soon as you get symptoms. Visit the NHS website to find out more about treatments for COVID-19 and who can have them.

You are no longer required to do a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test if you have symptoms.

But if you or your child have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day the test was taken if you or your child are under 18 years old - children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults
  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took your test if you are 18 years old or over
  • avoid meeting people who are more likely to get seriously ill from viruses, such as people with a weakened immune system, for 10 days after the day you took your test