Bedford Borough Council Covid Update

Be Cautious

 Bedford Borough currently has the third highest COVID-19 case rate in England, at 1,488 cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

To continue to keep local residents safe and protected, the Council is asking people to:

·       keep doing a lateral flow test before you meet up with people

·       wear a face covering in indoor places and when using public transport

·       stay at home if you’re feeling unwell and book a PCR test if you have COVID symptoms

#ProtectBedfordBorough

 

 
Take a lateral flow if you are meeting people 

 If you are planning on meeting friends, family or going into work you should take a lateral flow.

Testing kits are available everyday by ordering online at https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests .

 

 

 
Get Boosted

You can get your COVID-19 booster dose if it’s been 3 months since you had your 2nd dose and you are:

·       aged 18 and over

·       aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

·       a frontline health or social care worker

For more information on boosters and third vaccination doses visit: www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/booster/

 

 

Report your lateral flow tests

 

It’s really important to report your lateral flow tests – especially if they are positive, so you can get advice and support during your self-isolation, ensure your close contacts are alerted, and so we know what’s happening in our community.

 

You can report your test result by calling 119 or visit www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result