Silsden Coronavirus Information

Silsden Chatterbox

If you or someone you know would like to be connected with a local volunteer for a regular phone call, we are here to help!

Silsden volunteers are working hard during the national lockdown to help combat isolation and loneliness among the town’s residents.

The ‘Chatterbox’ telephone befriending service – a venture that proved very successful earlier in the Covid crisis – is being run by Silsden Emergency Planning Group.

You can call 01535 400150 – you will be asked to leave your name and telephone number and then one of our volunteers will call you back (usually the same day or the next day).

We are here with a friendly voice and a listening ear on the other end of a phone!


National restrictions

Silsden is subject to the national restrictions for England between 5th November and 2nd December 2020.
  • You should stay at home and work from home where possible
  • Certain exceptions apply to leave your home for essential supplies, education and work.
  • Many non-essential businesses should be closed.

Click here for full details of the national restrictions which are currently in place.

If you are required to self-isolate because of a positive test or because you have been contacted by NHS Test & Trace, you may be eligible for a support payment of £500. Apply at…/test-and-trace-support-payment/
Bradford Council has more help and advice available at – and you can also call them on 01274 432111 if you or a relative or neighbour needs additional support.
After the success of the Silsden Helpline earlier this year, Silsden’s Emergency Planning Group is keeping up to date with the local situation – and we have volunteers in place should the need arise for this service to be reintroduced.

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For the very latest government advice covering all aspects of the Coronavirus pandemic – including health, business, schools, travel and more – visit