The interim findings of the Bedford Borough COVID-19 in depth investigation have been published. You can read this here: Bedford Borough COVID-19 Deep Dive Interim Summary (PDF)
With virus levels remaining high in Bedford Borough we’re asking everyone to continue to stay home wherever possible.
If you do have to go out, try to limit contact with other people, wear a face covering – particularly indoors and on public transport and keep 2 metres apart from people.
Regularly washing your hands with soap and water, or using a hand sanitiser when that’s not available, remains key in slowing the spread. Find more details on our news section.
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 111.
Bedford Borough Council has published its Local Outbreak Control Plan (PDF). The plan sets out how we will work with communities and partners to prevent and respond to local issues and situations related to coronavirus and slow the spread of infection.
We are working hard to support residents who are in self-isolation with no family or friends to help. We have set up a Community Hub to deliver basic food parcels, collect and deliver essential prescriptions and offer a friendly link with the outside world.
If you need help: if you have no family or friends to help and you need food or prescriptions, you can ask the Community Hub for help.
If you can offer help: if you and others in your household are healthy and you want to help us support residents who have no other support network, then we would love to hear from you.
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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.
You can also sign up to receive second hand items such as books, DVDs, jigsaws, board games and craft kits via our Active Minds scheme.