Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated Weds 2nd December 2020

Bradford South is in Tier 3 restrictions from Weds 2 December 2020

The main differences between the national restrictions and the new Tier 3 restrictions are:

  • People can socialise in a group of up to 6 in some outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility.
  • People can attend COVID-safe places of worship but must avoid mingling.
  • Non-essential retail can re-open.

The Tier 3 Very High restrictions also mean that:

  • People must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody they do not live with, or who is not in their support bubble. This includes in any private garden.
  • People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, a public garden, grounds of a heritage site or castle, or a sports facility.
  • Wedding and civil partnership ceremonies must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor spaces unless in exceptional circumstances. Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are restricted to 15 people. Receptions must not take place.
  • Funerals must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor spaces with up to 30 people in attendance. Wakes or linked ceremonial events before or after the funeral are limited to 15 people and must not take place in private homes.
  • Schools and colleges will remain open.
  • People should try to avoid travelling outside their local area where possible, or entering another area rated Very High other than for work, education, accessing youth services, or to meet caring responsibilities.
  • Visits to care homes can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits.

Hospitality settings, such as bars (including shisha venues), pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services.

Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close, except where exemptions apply.

Indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close. This includes:

  • Museums and galleries
  • Soft play areas and other indoor play areas
  • Adult gaming centres, bingo halls and casinos

Gyms and other sport and leisure centres can open but indoor group activity and classes should not take place, unless exemptions apply.

The most important things you can do remain the same: ‘Hands, face, and space’

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap, for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • You must wear a face covering by law on public transport, shops, supermarkets etc. (Full guidance and exemptions can be found by clicking here)
  • Stay 2m apart from people outside your household if you can, and 1m+ if you can’t.

You can access the full government guidance by clicking here

Please do also feel free to get in touch with my office on 01274 924280 or email me at judith.cummins.mp@parliament.uk.

Helpful Contacts:

If you need help

Bradford Council are co-ordinating the response to support residents during the lockdown. If you need help with things like picking up shopping, getting a food parcel delivered, or just having a chat, please call: 01274 43100


Safeguarding: Are you concerned about someone’s safety?

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please report it as soon as possible – don’t keep if to yourself. You can report concerns:

– On the Safer Bradford Website

– By phone:


For adults 01274 435600 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
For children 01274 431077 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
If someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999

Stranded abroad?

British nationals and family/friends in the UK are advised to do the following:

1.     Subscribe to alerts for the country they are in by visiting:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.  Updates are occurring regularly

2.     Follow Embassy/Consulate Social Media (search UK in [country name] on Twitter/Facebook)

3.     Contact their airline, travel company, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers

4.     get in touch with insurance provider

5.     continue to follow the NHS coronavirus guidance

Business in Bradford South

Bradford Council are offering support to businesses over the coming weeks and months. It is important businesses comply with the latest government COVID-19 business restrictions. Bradford Council are able to help businesses with a range of business rates relief, exemptions and grants and have paid out £44 million in business support grants to date. Please visit the Council’s business support pages on their website to find out more.

Other Useful Links:

NHS advice:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19  

Government advice:
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response 

Universal Credit Helpline:​ 
0800 328 5644​ 
https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/already-claimed/helpline/ ​ 

HMRC Coronavirus Tax Helpline:​ 
0800 015 9559​ 
https://www.gov.uk/difficulties-paying-hmrc ​ 

For local information and the latest updates from Bradford Council, and access to information in many different languages:
https://www.bradford.gov.uk/health/health-advice-and-support/coronavirus-covid-19-advice  

Help for Businesses 
https://www.gov.uk/…/guida…/covid-19-support-for-businesses…  

Schools 
https://www.gov.uk/…/schools-colleges-and-early-years-setti… 

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