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Rediscover Bradford - Know Before You Go

Keep up to date with the guidance for visiting Bradford district. Find out what you can do locally and start to make plans for when restrictions ease.

On this page, we will  sign post you to useful information and share updates regarding accommodation, attractions, shops, restaurants and bars.

Effective from Wednesday 6 January - National lockdown: Stay at Home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person.

Exercise is permitted with one person from outside a household or support bubble. Social distancing must be maintained.

Key Information

  • Entertainment venues and visitor attractions are closed, including, theatres, cinemas, museums and galleries.
  • Restaurants and other hospitality venues can continue with delivery or takeaway only, but people will not be able to add alcohol to any orders they collect.
  • Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close, unless meeting specific exemptions.
  • Overnight stays away from home are not permitted unless it is a person within a support bubble or you have a reasonable excuse. This means that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed, including staying in a second home or caravan.
  • Find the latest information on the official UK Government website.
  • Check your plans before you travel and be aware that opening hours may vary or be flexible at this time.
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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.

Help control the virus -

  • 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


Go #Walkshire

Judy Woods by Rob Ford Photography
Walking regularly is one of the easiest ways to improve our mental health, as well as helping us stay active during lockdown and at home.  Find local walks: Exercise is permitted with one person from outside a household or support bubble. Social distancing must be maintained.
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Unfortunately, government guidance states that you should avoid travelling in or out of your local area and not make any unnecessary journeys during lockdown. ‘Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences’ are not allowed.
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Restaurants and Cafés can offer takeaway and delivery but are not allowed to serve alcohol. Show your support for local businesses while social distancing.  >> Here are a few delicious ideas.

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Bradford district is a paradise for walkers and cyclists. Green spaces are a good choice to easily observe social distancing and to get some fresh air.

Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Information Centres remain closed to the public.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team if you have any information that you think may be of help to others in Bradford & district.

Please get in touch or via @VisitBradford #RediscoverBradford on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space’

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Coronavirus: Latest information and advice.