We all need to do everything we can to help stop the spread of the virus and protect our family, friends and community.
England is now in a national lockdown. Everyone is asked to stay at home as much as possible, with limited exceptions such as shopping for essentials, exercise, or to seek medical attention. Primary and secondary schools must move to remote learning, except for vulnerable children and those of key workers. More details are available on GOV.UK here.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms you must stay at home and only leave to get tested.
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.
PPE for unpaid carers
If you are an unpaid carer and need PPE (personal protective equipment) you can request it from us 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.
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.
Test and Trace
Keep up to date
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COVD-19 Health Champions are working together with the Council to continue to keep Bedford Borough safe during the pandemic. Sign up to be a COVID-19 Health Champion here.
You can also view key reports here:
- Weekly COVID-19 statistics for Bedford Borough (PDF)
- Bedford Borough COVID-19 Deep Dive Final Report (PDF)
- Local Outbreak Control Plan (PDF)