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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

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

The final report of the Bedford Borough COVID-19 in depth investigation have been published. You can read this here: Bedford Borough COVID-19 Deep Dive Final Report (PDF).

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.

With virus levels remaining high in Bedford Borough we’re asking everyone to continue to stay home as much as they can. Whilst out keep 2 metres apart from others.

The Council is reminding residents that wearing face coverings in shops, supermarkets and our Council buildings is essential. 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.

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

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.

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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.

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