Category: COVID-19

Bedford Borough reaches over 10,000 COVID-19 cases

Government data showed that on Monday (18 January 2021) the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough since the start of the pandemic had exceeded 10,000.

The latest figures released yesterday (21 January) said that there have now been 10,595 positive cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough. The Borough Council said that this equates to around 1 in 16 people having tested positive for the virus.

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Two more vaccination centres go live in Central Bedfordshire

Expanding vaccination services into areas not yet covered by a vaccination site, Retrolink Pharmacy and Jardines Pharmacy in Bedfordshire are opening vaccination centres at The Rufus Centre in Flitwick and The Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade today, 21 January.

The Rufus Centre is for patients registered with GP surgeries in the H for Health Primary Care Network (PCN) which brings together Cranfield & Marston Surgery, Flitwick Surgery, and Oliver Street surgery and the Hillton Primary Care Network which brings together Houghton Close Surgery, Greensand Surgery and Barton Le Clay (Dr Hughes & Partners) Surgery

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Beds, Luton, MK CCG: ‘Half of patients in hospital’ with COVID as NHS creaks under ‘extreme’ pressure

Around half of the patients in hospitals across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes have COVID, a meeting was told.

Although the actual number of patients was not reported to the governing body of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK), it has put the NHS locally under ‘extreme pressure’.

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Councillors call for ‘openness and transparency’ over vaccine roll out in Bedford

Local health chiefs were roasted by councillors for not releasing information about coronavirus vaccinations in Bedford.

Some elected members at the borough council believe a reluctance to provide up to date information is causing some residents to distrust what they are being told and for rumours to spread.

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£6.5million paid to support Bedford Borough businesses

Bedford Borough Council is automatically paying £6.5million to businesses that have had to close during lockdown.

These grants are to support businesses with their premises costs. They are available for businesses that are ratepayers or have other mortgage or rent costs for their business premises and are required to close.

These grants are set and funded by the Government at a national level and administered by the local council.

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Bedford Borough residents reminded to act responsibly in local parks

Parks and play areas will be remaining open throughout this period of lockdown so that individuals and households can get their daily exercise and enjoy nature in our beautiful local parks.

Bedford Borough Council is reminding everyone to keep their distance from others when taking their exercise, wash and sanitise their hands regularly. Particularly before/after touching any play equipment, and not to gather in groups.

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