COMMUNITY testers will be back out in the Bradford district today, knocking on people's doors to encourage them to get tested.

The voluntary testing teams visit different areas of the district every day distributing testing kits.

Getting more people tested is crucial for controlling and understanding infections, particularly in tracking those who are asymptomatic and may not know they have Covid-19.

Bradford Council asks people to "do their bit and get tested" if the testing teams knock on their door.

One team will be distributing tests in one area while another will visit a second area to drive community engagement before a visiting to hand out tests later this week.

Volunteers will be handing out tests in the Toller council ward, while community engagement is taking place in the Keighley Central ward.

The Council has warned that some scammers are trying to operate offering fake tests at a charge, but people should only accept tests from its volunteers and they will always be free.

The volunteers will be wearing a purple volunteer vest, an ID badge on a blue lanyard, a face covering at all times, and will be travelling in a family saloon car with a Bradford Council parking permit and Bradford Council Community Work prominently displayed on the dashboard.