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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We all need to do everything we can to help stop the spread of the virus and protect our family, friends and community.

Bedford Borough is currently in the medium local COVID alert level.

There is a walk-in testing centre in Bedford for residents showing symptoms of Coronavirus.

See our weekly COVID-19 statistics for Bedford Borough here (PDF).

The Government has launched a new COVID-19 app as a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service. Find out more and download it here. You can also find out about the Test and Trace Support Payment here.

Remember Hands, Face, Space

Hands: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, and use hand sanitiser to keep them clean on the go.

Face: Wear a face covering in busy places especially in shops and supermarkets, on public transport and in Council buildings. See our guidance on how to wear a face covering.

There are many types of suitable face coverings, including scarves or you could you make one yourself, we also encourage you to use a reusable face covering.

Space: Keep two metres apart from people you don’t live with or aren’t in your support bubble. Try to limit the number of people you come into contact with and meet outdoors where possible.

If you have any of the following symptoms: a new persistent cough, high temperature or a change or loss of taste or smell you should immediately self-isolate and arrange a test online or by calling 119.

Keep up to date

Sign up for our Borough News email bulletin for regular updates straight to your inbox.

You can also view key reports here:

The BBC has a handy checker for COVID rules and restrictions, simply enter a postcode to keep up to date with the situation locally or where your loved ones live.

Looking after yourself

Being active and taking more care to look after our families and ourselves is now more important than ever. Take a look at our wellbeing pages for guidance and tips on keeping active, eating well and looking after our mental health.

More information and advice

>   Getting tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

>   Council services

>   Vulnerable groups and the over 70s 

>   Help with food shopping and prescriptions

>   Latest Government advice

>   Information in other languages

>  Test and Trace Support Payment

>  Financial help

>   Waste collections

>   Schools

>   Council Tax - advice for residents

>   Business advice

>   Adult social care - possible changes to service