HEALTH chiefs have launched an urgent scheme to help curb the spread of COVID-19, urging people to stay indoors.

The Stay.At.Home scheme will see groups including doctors, public health experts, council staff from across Bradford are taking to the streets to reduce the threat of coronavirus.

It’s all part of an urgent campaign, launched by the health and care community in Centenary Square today, to ensure people stay by simply adhering to the message; 'Stay.At.Home'.

Bradford is breaking new ground by taking this step, which is designed to offer ultimate protection, especially among the elderly and vulnerable


Public health doctors in Bradford fear we have perhaps as little 48 hours to safeguard our community.

The action comes as record number of people - as a result of school closures, new ways of home working, pub/restaurant staff closures etc - will be at home from Monday. And the 1.4m vulnerable people UK wide will be getting their Government letters too through the mail Monday/Tuesday asking themselves to Stay.At.Home.

The Bradford campaign is centred on encouraging all these people to stay at home, and others to follow their example.

Organisers say Stay.At.Home is so important at this critical time and that’s why they have taken to the streets to spread the campaign message.

The campaign will be advertised throughout Bradford with: signs at travel centres, bus/train stations, information and posters on the giant screens and other advice for self-isolation/social distancing.