Last updated: 27 November 2020.

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 to keep updated on the latest guidance from Thursday 5 November.

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

From Thursday 5th November, England will be in a national lockdown. This means that restaurants, attractions, museums and non-essential retail will be forced to close until Wednesday 2nd December.

The UK Government has announced that Bradford District, alongside all other West Yorkshire authorities will become a Tier 3 ‘Very High Alert Level’ area once the national restrictions imposed four weeks ago end. This means that from one minute past midnight on Wednesday 2 December, the district will be under the strictest set of restrictions.

Until 5 November – follow the local restrictions for your area – Bradford District is in Tier Two.


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

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. All non-essential retail, including, but not limited to clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, auction houses, tailors, car washes, tobacco and vape shops.

Food shops, supermarkets, garden centres and certain other retailers providing essential goods and services remain open. Some non-essential retail may remain open for delivery to customers and click-and-collect.

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 should avoid travelling in or out of your local area, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.

If you need to travel we encourage you to walk or cycle where possible, and to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. This will allow you to practise social distancing while you travel.

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:

Outdoor Information

You should minimise time spent outside your home and when around other people ensure that you are two metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

Remember – ‘Hands. Face. Space’:

You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household. Outdoor public places include:

  • parks, beaches, countryside,
  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments
  • playgrounds

You cannot meet in a private garden.

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.