Bedford Borough – an “Area of Concern”

Bedford Borough- an ‘Area of Concern’

Bedford Borough Council is urging residents
to continue to follow social distancing advice
to avoid a local lock-down.

Locally there has been a rise in the number of cases over the past three
weeks with 97 cases recorded since the 13th July and the Borough has
been listed as ‘an area of concern’ by the government.

Please help avoid a lock-down in Bedford Borough:
– Get tested and self-isolate if you have symptoms. Do not leave your
home if you have symptoms (a new, persistent cough, a temperature or
a change or loss of your sense of taste or smell)
– Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use
a hand sanitiser
– Try to limit the number of people from outside your household that you
see. You can meet outdoors in groups of up to six people who you do
not live with, or more if everyone is exclusively from two households
– Avoid gatherings and going into other people’s houses
– Keep 2 metres away from people who are not from your household. Do
not hug, kiss or shake hands with people when you greet them
– Wear a face covering in busy places, like in shops and on public
transport

A mobile testing facility is now available 7 days a week at Borough Hall
in Bedford for anyone with coronavirus symptoms. Anyone with
symptoms, including a new persistent cough, high temperature or a
change or loss of taste or smell should immediately self-isolate and
arrange a test via nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.