CORONAVIRUS : LATEST INFORMATION AND ADVICE

Last updated: 10 July 2020.

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.

Stay at home as much as possible

Attractions & Events

Tourist attractions will be able to reopen from the 4 July if they can do so safely, outside gyms and playgrounds can also open.

Bradford museums, galleries and attractions are temporarily closed. However there’s still lots to enjoy in Bradford from the comfort of your own home, go to our page www.visitbradford.com/daysin

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

Leisure & Hospitality

The two metre social distancing rule will be relaxed to one metre plus. Where it is possible to remain two metres you should continue should do so, but where this is not possible it should be a ‘one metre plus’ policy.

Restaurants and pubs can open from 4 July. Indoor hospitality is limited to table services and contact details will need to be collected from customers. 

Restaurants and cafés are gradually opening, please check directly with your chosen restaurant or café for menus and opening times before travelling. There are plenty of options for takeaway anddelivery. Show your support for local businesses while social distancing. Here are a few delicious ideas.

From 4 July : People will be free to stay in self-contained accommodation including hotels, B&Bs, and campsites – so long as shared facilities can be kept clean.

You can now book Thornwood Alpaca treks, meet & greets and other experiences. Book an adventure, alpaca experiences from July 4th 2020.

Escape to the moors – with Bronte Adventures. Book a 9 mile guided walk across Haworth Moor to all key Brontë landmarks and beauty spots – every Saturday £10pp.

Shopping Information

Shops reopen from 15 June look out for social distancing measures including information signs, queuing aids and way finding materials.

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

Check out Bradford & District retail information.

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 public toilets remain closed.

Travel & Transport

We are strongly urging people to consider whether their journey is necessary before using public transport and to consider cycling or walking as an alternative to public transport where possible.

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/

National Express: Travel with confidence – Our coaches are back on the road and we’re regularly adding more stops and services. See where you can go on our service updates page and find out about the changes we’ve made to keep you safe on our coronavirus safety page.

Outdoor Information

The risk of the coronavirus being passed on to others outdoors is considered to be low as long as people maintain social distancing.

You can meet in groups of:

  • up to 2 households (your support bubble counts as one household), indoors or outdoors
  • up to 6 people from different households, outdoors

This national guidance applies to England. Check if there are local restrictions in your area.


Stay alert

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.Read more about what you can and cannot do

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.