CORONAVIRUS : LATEST INFORMATION AND ADVICE

Last updated: 05 January 2021.

Effective from Wednesday 6 Janury – National lockdown: stay at home

Stay alert : Help control the virus

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days. Read more about what you can and cannot do

Protect your loved ones. Download the App. Please download the NHS App.


Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Info Centre remain closed to the public. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team via email: bradford.vic@bradford.gov.uk or follow us on social media @visitbradford.

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. 

  • Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and shooting ranges, water and theme parks,
  • Entertainment venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, adult gaming centres and arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, concert halls, zoos and other animal attractions, botanical gardens;

Playgrounds remain open.

CANCELLED EVENTS: Many events have been cancelled or postponed, please double check with the organisers for events later in the year.

Leisure & Hospitality

Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs will close, but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed.

Hotels, hostels and other accommodation will only open for those who have to travel for work purposes (and for a limited number of other exemptions which will be set out in law.)

Shopping Information

Essential shops remain open during lockdown; Food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, and off-licences are deemed essential retailers. Shop on-line or use local shops and services wherever you can. Travel no further than you need to minimise the risk of spread of Coronavirus.

Shoppers are being asked to adhere to the distancing rules, use contactless payment where possible and avoid public transport.

Face coverings must be worn in enclosed public spaces in England – this includes shops, supermarkets, shopping centres, banks, building societies and post offices. It extends to train and bus stations and airports. Customers must wear a face covering before entering any shop and keep it on until they leave.

Public Toilets

Some, but not all public toilets will be open in Bradford district. Ilkley Town Council have reopened the public toilets in the main Ilkley car park, and Riverside with Covid-19 measure in place. Haworth Central Park Toilets, open Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 to 16.00* times may vary.

Travel & Transport

You must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (for example, for work or education purposes). If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall. 

Government guidelines require people to wear a face covering on public transport with exemptions for the very young and those with disabilities or breathing difficulties.

For regular updates to bus and rail services see: wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts/service-updates/

Outdoor Information

You should minimise time spent outside your home.

It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Public outdoor places include:

  • parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
  • the grounds of a heritage site
  • playgrounds

Outdoor sports venues, including tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools, remain closed.

When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household – meaning the people you live with – or your support bubble. Where this is not possible, stay 1 metre apart with extra precautions (e.g. wearing a face covering).


Further Resources

Visit the Bradford Council website for the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak and advice for travellers, or take a look at the frequently asked questions on coronavirus on the  National Heath Service (NHS) website

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult and uncertain time.  We hope you will continue to support tourism in Bradford & the district.

STAY AT HOME. PROTECT THE NHS. AND SAVE LIVES.