Tag: covid

Faith settings to be advised on how to reopen safely in Bedford borough as vaccination slows

Churches, mosques and temples can expect to receive a letter from Bedford Council soon with advice on how they can safely reopen for group worship.
A meeting heard even though communal worship was not banned for this lockdown, most faith leaders agreed that they would not continue while case rates were high.

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Bedford Borough Council to pay £2.7m in Business Support Grants to Borough businesses this week

A number of local businesses are set to remain closed for the remainder of this financial year, following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week about the roadmap out of lockdown.

As a result, Bedford Borough Council is able to automatically pay £2.7million in business support grant to these businesses. These payments are expected to be in business bank accounts early this week.

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New business grant scheme approved by Central Bedfordshire Council

Struggling businesses will be able to access further grants following approval of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG2) and the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) by Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive today (23 February 2021).

The two new grants are designed to support more businesses as they struggle during lockdown because of the pandemic

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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes health & social care staff urged to get their vaccinations

Health and social care staff from across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible.

Self-referral is now an option for health and care staff working in BLMK in the below categories to attend Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) to be vaccinated.

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Bedford GP jabbers due to move to cohort 6 next week but those in cohorts 1-5 can still book their vaccine

GP jabbing teams in Bedford are ready to move on to cohort six of the nine highest COVID-19 risk groups from next week, a meeting heard.

Teams running the local vaccination sites in the borough have been vaccinating at the rate of more than 1,000 people  a day – but anyone who has missed out so far in cohorts 1-5 can still get their vaccination.

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‘Nearly 9,000 health and social care staff yet to have their covid jabs’ in Beds, Luton and MK region

Some 8,900 health and social care staff across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) region are set to receive letters urging them to take their COVID vaccines, a meeting heard.

And the BLMK partnership board, which brings together council and health service leaders, was also told that people in most vulnerable cohorts 1-4 could also be written to within days to overcome stubborn levels of “vaccine hesitancy”.

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