Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Public health expert explains how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus
Our public health lead explains, in a video, the simple measures we can all take to protect, ourselves, our friends and loved ones from coronavirus, as infections rise nationally and locally.
Friday, 6 November 2020
Play your part by supporting our local businesses during lockdown
The next four weeks will see many of the local shops and services we love having to stop trading. But not all Central Bedfordshire businesses are shutting down during lockdown.
Friday, 11 December 2020
Council Leader urges to be careful this Christmas to avoid a New Year lockdown
Worryingly, after several weeks of COVID-19 cases falling in Central Bedfordshire, this week there has been a sharp rise with 350 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of 125 from the previous week.
Thursday, 17 December 2020
Bedfordshire to move to tier 3 (very high level restrictions) due to increasing COVID-19 cases
Central Bedfordshire is being placed into the tier 3 very high alert level, along with Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes.
Monday, 11 January 2021
We're deploying new COVID-19 stewards
We've employed 16 new COVID-19 stewards to support businesses and the public.
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Temporary resting place at RAF Henlow
Due to the worsening situation with Coronavirus we are expecting the number of deaths in Bedfordshire and Luton to increase.
Friday, 12 February 2021
Free rapid COVID-19 testing available for workers in customer facing roles
In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, we've launched a community testing initiative to help drive down COVID-19 transmission rates.
Friday, 26 February 2021
New local testing site opened in Flitwick
A new test centre for people with COVID-19 symptoms has opened at Steppingley Road, Flitwick. The new centre will further increase the availability of testing in the immediate area and community.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Make testing part of your routine
We're urging everyone who is coming into contact with other people to make COVID-19 testing part of their usual routine.
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Reflecting on a year of pandemic
23 March 2021 is the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown and is being marked as a National Day of Reflection.
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Third Additional Restrictions Grant scheme set to launch
More businesses will be able to access further grant funding from today as we're set to launch our latest Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG3) scheme.