FROM Tuesday (September 22) ALL parts of the Bradford district will be under local Covid-19 restrictions. 

This means people will not be able to socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes or gardens.

Wards including Craven, Ilkley, Worth Valley, Baildon, Bingley Bingley, Rural, Shipley, Wharfedale, Windhill & Wrose which had been exempt from local restrictions on gatherings, will be subject to the ban and return to local restrictions.

Neighbouring Kirklees and Calderdale are also in the same position. 

According to information provided by Bradford Council, here is what you can and cannot do under the restrictions.

Meeting others at home

  • You must not mix with other households in private homes or gardens. This means you cannot go to the house of someone else you do not live with. You also cannot go in their garden.
  • People in locally restricted wards in Bradford district cannot meet in someone else’s home or garden even if they live outside of the affected areas or in wards no longer in local restrictions.
  • You can still meet indoors with people in your support bubble. People who live alone or single parents with dependent children aged under-18 can continue to visit one other household and stay overnight. They can also visit other public places as if they were one household.

Meeting others outside of home

  • You are strongly advised not to meet with people you do not live with, or are not in a support bubble with, in public venues such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, visitor attractions or parks.
  • You may attend these venues with people you live with (or are in a support bubble with) but should avoid interaction with others.
  • If you run such a business, you should take steps to ensure people do not interact with people they do not live with, in line with Covid-19 secure guidance.
  • The government has passed new laws to enforce the changes to meeting people in private homes and gardens. The police can take action against those that break these rules, including asking people to disperse and issuing fixed penalty notices. These start at £100 – halving to £50 if paid in the first 14 days – and doubling for subsequent offences.

The district is not under a curfew.


People living inside and outside areas with local restrictions can continue to travel in and out for work. Workplaces must implement Covid-19 secure guidance.


Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies can still go ahead. No more than 30 people should attend a marriage or civil partnership, where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a Covid-19 secure venue. 


Funerals can still take place. Funerals should be limited to no more than 30 people and subject to Covid-19 secure guidelines.

Car sharing

You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or social bubble. 


Clinically extremely vulnerable people no longer have to follow the shielding guidance. This means that:

  • You can go to work, if you cannot work from home, as long as the business is Covid-safe
  • If you can continue to work from home you should
  • Children who are clinically extremely vulnerable can return to their education settings if they are eligible and in line with their peers. Where possible children should practise frequent hand washing and social distancing
  • You can go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise but you should maintain strict social distancing

Because of the situation in Bradford, people are "strongly" urged to continue to take extra care to protect themselves, and, as much as possible reduce the risk of meeting people who are not part of their support bubble.