Last updated: 08 April 2021.
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
- Find the latest information on the official UK government website.
- Only travel for essential purposes
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How the rules will change on 12 April
Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will change on 12 April. You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (the roadmap out of lockdown) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. You can also read the law that underpins these changes and the ongoing restrictions.
From 12 April:
- non-essential retail will be able to reopen
- public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
- outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only
- most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen
- some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place
- indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
- self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
- you should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible
Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Info Centre remain closed to the public. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on social media @visitbradford.
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.
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 minimise travel where possible. This means you should:
- avoid making unnecessary trips
- combine trips where possible
You should not stay away from home overnight for a holiday.
If you need to travel:
- walk or cycle where possible
- avoid car sharing with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble
- plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport
- regularly wash or sanitise your hands
- wear a face covering on public transport, unless exempt
- stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)
There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.
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/
You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.
You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
You should follow this guidance in full to limit the transmission of COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.
You must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings.
Meeting friends and family outdoors (rule of 6)
You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either:
- in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6)
- in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
Where you can meet
You can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles) outdoors. This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens, and other outdoor public places and venues that remain open. These include the following:
- parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
- public and botanical gardens
- the grounds of a heritage site
- outdoor sculpture parks
- public playgrounds
- outdoor sports venues and facilities
You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.
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.