The community of Bradford is being invited to discuss how the city has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A live question and answer session on the pandemic will feature the Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, and Director of Public Health for Bradford District, Sarah Muckle will take place on Wednesday 11 November on Facebook.

They will be joined by Deputy Leader, Cllr Imran Khan as well as Toni Williams from Public Health England.

The discussion will focus on what action is being taken to help reduce infection rates and halt the spread of COVID-19 over the coming winter months.

During the session, the panel will take questions on new national restrictions, self-isolation, test and trace, and what individuals across the city can do to reduce their own health risks, and those of their children, family and friends.

Bradford has been in some form of local restrictions since August and this could be your chance to ask the leaders directly how they are supporting your community.

Residents will be able to watch on Bradford Council’s Facebook page:

Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, said: “In Bradford District, we are continuing to experience rising infection rates, and we want to give residents the opportunity to ask us directly what they can do to help protect their health and get these rates down.

Bradford District has also gone through a range of different restrictions over the last few months and we’re aware that some residents may be uncertain about the latest rules and advice on COVID.”

It will be the second session Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe will be part of as she is to host a Zoom event with doctor and epidemiologist Professor John about the new lockdown and how to get coronavirus under control.

Cllr Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council, said: “It’s crucial that people know the facts about the epidemic so together we can navigate a way out of this crisis and I’m grateful to Prof Wright for agreeing to do this. He has been one of the faces of Bradford district throughout the crisis and has been telling people across the world how we’ve been tackling coronavirus at Bradford Royal Infirmary.”

Prof Wright is based in West Yorkshire and has been blogging his experiences of coronavirus at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

He said: “I have been impressed throughout this crisis by Susan’s leadership, her resolve and her commitment to doing the right thing for this district even if on occasion those decisions have been tough or unpopular.”

The hour-long webinar is at 4pm on Sunday 8 November.