BRADFORD Council has urged people to stay at home this weekend despite soaring temperatures.

The Local Authority has shut a number of car parks and roads in a bid to stop people from driving away from their homes to take advantage of the good weather this weekend.

Temperatures are set to hit highs of 19 degrees Celsius in Bradford.

A council spokesperson said: "Despite the warm weather forecast this weekend, people should continue to stick to the Government’s restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus."

The council also reminded people, that even when leaving the home for essential activities (as outlined by the Government), you should keep time spent away from home at an absolute minimum and stay two metres (6ft) away from people that you don’t live with.

Parks in the Bradford district are still open for those local to them, but the council has had to shut car parks at a number of destinations to prevent people visiting them.

This includes, Ilkley Moor, Haworth and Cliffe Castle.

Glen Road, near Baildon Moor, has also been closed due to people driving to it and parking on the roadside. 

Farmers and landowners have also reported people are parking in gateways and passing places, which is hindering them in their vital work, producing food to feed the nation. 

The council spokesperson said: "We know people will be tempted to go out this weekend especially as we are forecast to get some nice weather, but the single most important thing you can do to save lives is to Stay At Home.

"Most people are complying and are understanding and we'd like to thank them for this.

"There are still some people who are continuing to try and find any excuse as to why they think the rules don’t apply to them.

"We know that this is hard, but every time you go out you are quite literally putting your life and the lives of those who you come in to contact with at risk."