To support vulnerable residents as the country re-enters lockdown, Bedford Borough Council has confirmed its Community Hub will relaunch.
The Prime Minister announced that the new lockdown will come into effect from Thursday 5 November for at least four weeks, meaning that non-essential shops, restaurants, pubs, entertainment venues and gyms must close.
The Community Hub – in partnership with other local organisations – is back up and running to offer help with food deliveries and collecting prescriptions. They are also able to offer advice and guidance.
The Community Hub can be contacted via 01234 718101 or by emailing Covid19help@bedford.gov.uk
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said, “The rise in COVID-19 cases nationally is hugely concerning.
“I’d like to thank everyone here in Bedford Borough for their efforts to control the virus to date but we must all continue to do everything that we can to stop its spread and protect our community.
“This latest lockdown will be tough for us all but we must pull together to get through it. Please continue to follow the national advice including around ‘Hands, Face, Space’, limit your contact with others and stay home as much as you can.
“During this time we will continue to focus on support for those most affected and especially support for the most vulnerable.
“Alongside this, it is vital that the government provides the financial support for residents and businesses to help them get through it.”
There is more information, including links for health and wellbeing, on the Council website at www.bedford.gov.uk/covid19.