Local restrictions: what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in Bradford district

Aug 1, 2020

ocal restrictions what you can and cannot do if you live work or travel in Bradford district

Increased infection rates of Covid-19 have been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, and West Yorkshire including Bradford district.

The government and Bradford Council are acting together to control the spread of the virus.

This guidance applies to all of Bradford district.

Social Contact

If you live in Bradford district, in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, you should not:

  • meet people you do not live with inside a private home or garden, except where you have formed a support bubble (or for other limited exemptions to be specified in law).
  • visit someone else’s home or garden even if they live outside of the affected areas
  • socialise with people you do not live with in other indoor public venues – such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions. You may attend these venues with people you live with (or are in a support bubble with), but should avoid interaction with individuals or groups from other households. If you run such a business or organise events on their premises, you should take steps to ensure people do not interact with people they do not live with, in line with COVID-19 secure guidance
  • visit friends or family in care homes, other than in exceptional circumstances. Care homes should restrict visits to these circumstances.

Business closures

All businesses and venues which were required to remain closed before 31 July in Bradford district must continue to remain closed to members of the public.

From 1 August, the following premises which were previously permitted to be open must now be closed by law:

  • indoor gyms
  • indoor fitness and dance studios
  • indoor sports courts and facilities
  • indoor swimming pools, including indoor facilities at water parks

Read the full government guidance on North of England: local restrictions