Coronavirus – advice for MHA tenants and Helpline

The Government has published the UK’s plan for dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Because it is a new virus, the lack of immunity and the absence of an effective vaccine means it has the potential to spread.

Whilst following a number of simple rules to help to stop the spread of the virus.

These are:
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• Put used tissues in the bin immediately
• Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
• Do NOT touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

If you think you may have the symptoms of coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus, the NHS advice is to telephone 111 to receive medical advice.

Do NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate) for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.

This means you should:
• Stay at home
• Not go to work, schools or public places (including MHA’s office)
• Not use public transport or taxis
• Ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
• Try to avoid visitors to your home (other than people dropping off food or other provisions)



You should also continue to keep yourself updated on the Coronavirus crisis through the following websites:

We know that this will be a difficult and potentially worrying time for many but please be assured that Manningham Housing Association is here for you whilst we work together to look after each other and get through this crisis. Our thoughts are very much with those who have been affected and continue to be affected by this virus around the world.



Helpline set up for the vulnerable of Bradford

On Monday 23rd March, a helpline was launched to support members of the Bradford community, who may be in self-isolation, or struggling to access the services they need, due to the current lockdown measures. The Muslim Women’s Council, in conjunction with MyLahore and Islamic Relief, will provide emergency food parcels, signposting to relevant services and updates and advice on the Coronavirus situation in a range of languages, as well as emotional and wellbeing support.

Further to this, food provisions will continue to be provided as part of the Curry Circle, which has been held at the Carlisle Business Centre every Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm since December 2013, but will now be a hot meal takeaway service, at the same times.

Bana Gora, CEO of Muslim Women’s Council says “This is an uncertain time, however, it is imperative that we be brave enough to stay calm, act rationally and follow the advice.”

The helpline contact numbers are open to all, regardless of gender, religion or ethnicity:

07592 890099 /  07592 889364/  07792 946689/  07592 890129

“Be good to orphans and the needy. Speak nicely to people. And help the poor” (The Quran 02:83)




Read all updates from the Bradford council