Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

If at all possible, stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons: –

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Help & Support

If you need help or support, or if you would like to join in with the coordinated effort across the District, you can call 01274 431000 which is the Bradford Council number or go to

You can find more resources and information on this website

Travel & Exercise

To help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID 19) and encourage people to limit their journeys to essential travel only, Bradford Council has taken the decision to close its car parks at certain destinations.

The destinations where this will apply include: –

  • Cow and Calf
  • Whetstone Gate
  • Ilkley Lido
  • Riverside Gardens
  • Darwin Gardens
  • Haworth – Bronte Village Car and Coach park, Weavers Hill
  • Haworth Bronte Parsonage Museum car park
  • St Ives Low Park, Golf Club & Coppice Pond and Play Area car parks
  • Lister Park car park
  • Cliffe Castle car parks
  • Baildon Moor carpark
  • Penistone Hill Dimple Lane Quarry and Moorside Lane

Over the past week the Council has seen an increase in the numbers of people treating the time that they have at home due to the Government restrictions, as a holiday and driving to local beauty spots and overcrowding them. Whilst you are allowed to go out for exercise you must stay close to home.

The Government has said that they expect the public to act responsibly and follow the new rules. However, if the Police believe that someone has broken these rules – or if they refuse to follow their instructions – a Police Officer may issue them with a fixed penalty notice for £60 (reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days).

Further Advice & Support

Latest government advice: (or listen to / watch BBC news bulletins)

Updates from Bradford Council:

For businesses:

For community groups:

Local Facebook group supporting people: Facebook > search for Bingley coronavirus resilience

Phone support for anyone feeling distressed or vulnerable: (Samaritans) 116 123

The Village Council is here to listen to, support and champion local people and our area, through thick and thin. If we can assist or advise you through the pandemic, or after, let us know.