Category: COVID-19

Bedfordshire residents asked to be careful this weekend

The NHS, police and Bedfordshire’s local authorities have joined forces to issue a stark warning to the people of Bedfordshire and Luton ahead of this weekend.

Although some pubs and restaurants will open for the first time since March on Saturday 4 July, coronavirus is still in the community and infection rates in the local area remain high.

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Bedford Borough Council urges residents to look after their wellbeing

With the infection rate remaining high in the Borough and residents advised to continue to stay home where possible, Bedford Borough Council is reminding everyone of the support and advice available to look after your mind and body.

In April, the council created a new webpage, This offers advice to Borough residents on how to look after themselves whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

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Dogs Trust issues COVID-19 advice to dog owners

Dogs Trust, the dog welfare charity, has issued advice to reassure owners around coronavirus transmission and dogs following recent media coverage.

It said that there are currently no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) being transmitted from dogs to people. Adding that the main source of infection is human-to-human transmission.

However, just like human hands, it is possible for dogs to carry the virus on their fur, their collar and lead.

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Bedford Borough Council working with Public Health England to bring down local infection rate

Bedford Borough Council is working with Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Centre in an in-depth investigation of the ongoing local high coronavirus infection rate.

This will look at why rates of infection in Bedford Borough aren’t falling as quickly as other areas. And most importantly, what can be done to bring the rate down and slow the spread of the virus.

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Bedfordshire Police asks football fans to support matches from home

Luton Town Football Club and public services in Bedfordshire are asking fans to stay at home and watch matches once the football season resumes.

Strict plans have been put in place by the EFL and Luton Town to ensure government guidelines are met and the safety of everyone involved is of the highest priority.

Season ticket holders will be able to stream all home and away fixtures using iFollow and 30 out of the 108 remaining Championship league games will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

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Social distancing calls after Bedfordshire officer assaulted breaking up a party

Detectives are investigating after a Bedfordshire Police officer was assaulted while responding to a breach of the coronavirus regulations.

Around 20 people were at a party in Underwood Close, Luton on Saturday night (13 June 2020) when officers responded.

As they attempted to break the gathering up, one officers had a drink thrown in his face by a man and was then hit over the head with an object.

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If you are feeling unwell – contact your GP

A senior doctor is reassuring people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) that GP services are available if they are feeling unwell.

What has changed is the way many GP services are now being delivered. Where possible consultations are now conducted remotely over the telephone or by video link.

If a face-to-face appointment is necessary, the patient will be told what to do.

All patients should first contact their GP practice either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.

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