Message from Bedford Borough Council
The latest data from Public Health England shows that Bedford Borough has the highest levels of Coronavirus infections in the East of England. Due to the high infection rate, Bedford Borough Council and local NHS organisations are working with Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Centre to investigate why rates of infection here aren’t falling as quickly as other areas.
These organisations are closely examining the data from Bedford, so that steps can be taken to bring infection rates down in the borough. Work is also underway with other partner organisations including the emergency services to raise awareness of this local situation.
While the infection rates remain high we’re asking everyone to continue to stay home where possible and when you do need to go out make sure you’re appropriately social distancing. Keep two metres apart, wear a face covering when out (particularly on public transport), and regularly wash your hands with soap and water, or use a hand sanitiser when that’s not available. These are things that we can all do to help slow the spread of the virus and save lives.