‘Don’t Get Complacent’ Urges Council

The Government announced on 21 August that Bedford Borough was coming off the coronavirus ‘area of concern’ watch-list.

While welcoming this and the reduction in coronavirus cases seen in recent days, Bedford Borough Council is urging the public not to get complacent.


Coronavirus has not gone away, and there have been reports of outbreaks in Bedfordshire. It doesn’t take much for an area to have a sudden increase in cases. That’s why The Council is urging people across the Borough not to get complacent; keep staying 2m apart from others, washing your hands and wearing a face covering in busy places, and help slow the spread of coronavirus.


If you start to experience symptoms of coronavirus: a new persistent cough, a high temperature, or a change of loss of taste or smell, even only mildly- make sure you self-isolate and get tested.


There are testing facilities in Bedford available 7 days a week, both for people to drive in or walk in and you can order tests from home. Tests are free and can be booked at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.