Coronavirus: latest confirmed cases in Bedford Borough

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We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital.

Thursday 10 June 2021 – 14,804 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 10 June 2021 and the number of confirmed cases in the last seven days is 273, a slight increase on last week.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has also increased slightly from 153.5 cases per 100,000 of the population to 157.5.

The local outbreak engagement board was updated on the state of the disease. They were told that the number of people in hospital with covid has increased to 14. But deaths are not rising.

Between 40 and 50 cases are being found each day, with the majority in young people aged 11-22 with rising rates among primary school ages.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has now exceeded 100,000 and the number to have had both doses is 68,356.


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Thursday 3 June 2021 – 14,534 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 3 June 2021 and the number of confirmed cases in the last seven days is 266, nearly 100 fewer than last week.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has decreased to 153.5 cases per 100,000 of the population from 208.9. It is the first time since mid-April that the number of cases have been on the decline in Bedford Borough.

Surge testing has been introduced in the areas most affected by the Indian variant and 8,971 PCR tests have been conducted in the last seven days.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to 95,758 and the number to have had both doses is 61,058.

During the period covering 15 – 21 May, there had been two deaths involving Covid.

Thursday 28 May 2021 – 14,268

In the week that confusion over possible travel restrictions reigned, the Borough’s weekly data has been released for 28 May 2021 and the number of confirmed cases has risen from 215 to 362 in the last seven days. That’s an increase of 147.

Read: Latest: Borough Council confirms no travel restrictions for Bedford following national meeting

Bedford continues to record the third-highest Covid rate in the country as surge testing and vaccinations have been approved for high-priority areas including Kingsbrook, Cauldwell, Queen’s Park and Wixams.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has increased from 124.1 cases per 100,000 of the population to 208.9. To put this into perspective, that figure was around 18 as recently as mid-April.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to 93,207 and those who have had their second jab now number 52,269.

The number of Covid-19 related hospitalisations remains low and there have been no deaths involving Covid-19 for the period 8 – 14 May.

Thursday 20 May 2021 – 13,911

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 20 May 2021 and the number of confirmed cases has increased by 69 to 215 in the last seven days.

As Bedford records the third-highest Covid rate in the country, surge testing and vaccinations have been approved for high-priority areas in the Borough. These are:

Kingsbrook
Cauldwell
Queen’s Park
Wixams

Read: Bedford third highest COVID rate in country as surge vaccinations announced

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has increased from 84.3 cases per 100,000 of the population to 124.1. This is a slightly slower rise than the previous seven days.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to 90,613.

Thursday 13 May 2021 – 13,711 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 13 May 2021 and the number of confirmed cases has more than doubled to 146 in the last seven days.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has increased from 39.8 cases per 100,000 of the population to 84.3.

The number of cases per 100,000 had been steadily decreasing until mid-April when Bedford Borough began experiencing a rise in cases, bucking the national trend.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to 87,995.


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Thursday 6 May 2021 – 13,564 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 6 May 2021 and there have been 69 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has increased from 25.4 cases per 100,000 of the population to 39.8.

The number of cases per 100,000 had been steadily decreasing until mid-April when Bedford Borough began experiencing a rise in cases, bucking the national trend.

Read: Health chiefs urge Bank Holiday caution as local Covid cases increase

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to 85,332.

There has been just one Covid-related death in the last seven days.



Thursday 29 April 2021 – 13,491 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 29 April 2021 and there have been just 44 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has increased from 18.5 cases per 100,000 of the population to 24.5.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to 83,183.


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Thursday 22 April 2021 – 13,443 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 22 April 2021 and there have been just 32 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has decreased from 23.1 cases per 100,000 of the population to 18.5.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to 81,474.

There has been just one Covid-related death in the last seven days.

 

Thursday 15 April 2021 – 13,407 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 15 April 2021 and there have been just 40 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has increased for the first time since January. It’s risen from 18.5 cases per 100,000 of the population to 23.1.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to over 80,500.

There have been 518 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 8 April 2021 – 13,391 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 8 April 2021 the number of reported cases is continuing to slow significantly.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has almost halved from 35.2 to 18.5. This continues the week-on-week reduction in the number of positive cases in the Borough.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased to over 79,500.

There have been 517 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 1 April 2021 – 13,353 cases to date

It is now exactly one year since the Bedford Independent began reporting Covid-19 (coronavirus) statistics.

On 1 April 2020, 60 people had been diagnosed with Covid-19, with cases doubling overnight.

The Borough’s weekly data has been released for 1 April 2021 and it’s a very different story.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has reduced from 36.4 to 35.2. This continues the week-on-week reduction in the number of positive cases in the Borough.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine has increased by over 11,000 in the last week to 72,792.

There have been 516 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 25 March – 13,288 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has reduced from 47.3 to 36.4. This continues the week-on-week reduction in the number of positive cases in the Borough.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine is 61,740, with 2,035 people being vaccinated in the last seven days.

There have been 515 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 18 March – 13,224 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has reduced from 58.3 to 47.3. This continues the week-on-week reduction in the number of positive cases in the Borough.

The total number of adults who have now had at least one dose of the vaccine is 56,644, with 3,844 people being vaccinated in the last seven days.

There have been 511 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 11 March – 13,143 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released.

There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the last seven days.

The number of weekly positive cases per 100,000 has reduced from 93.5 to 58.3. This continues the week-on-week reduction in the number of positive cases in the Borough.

6,717 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose within the last seven days.

There have been 502 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 4 March – 13,038 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released.

There has been a drastic reduction in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the last seven days.  Down from 241 last week to 162 this week. This continues the week-on-week reduction in the number of positive cases in the Borough.

Hospital bed occupancy has been steadily reducing since January and the roll-out of the vaccine programme in the Borough.

There have been 487 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 25 February – 12,882 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released.

There have been 241 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the last seven days. This continues the week-on-week reduction in the number of positive cases in the Borough.

There have been 462 Covid-related deaths since January 2020.

Thursday 18 February – 12,641 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released. There have been 312 confirmed cases in the last week, which continues the week on week reduction of positive cases.

There have been 431 Covid-related deaths in Bedford Borough since 1 January 2020.

Thursday 11 February – 12,326 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released. There have been 499 confirmed cases in the last week, which continues the week on week reduction of positive cases.

There have been 393 Covid-related deaths in Bedford Borough since 1 January 2020.

Thursday 4 February – 11,825 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released. There have been 670 confirmed cases in the last week, which is once again a reduction on last week’s figures.

Despite the number of cases throughout the Borough coming down, the most affected wards continue to be Cauldwell, Queens Park and Goldington.

There have been 366 Covid-related deaths in Bedford Borough since 1 January 2020.

Thursday 28 January – 11,143 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released. There have been 840 confirmed cases in the last week, which is once again a reduction on last week’s figures.

There are currently 484.7 cases per 100,000 people (down from 672.9 the week before).

There have been 333 Covid-related deaths in Bedford Borough since 1 January 2020.

Thursday 14 January 2021 – 10,282 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released. There have been 1,166 confirmed cases in the last week, which is a reduction on last week’s figures.

Cases in Queens Park are still exceeding 100, and Cauldwell, Castle and Kingsbrook wards have over 80 cases in each ward.

 

Thursday 14 January 2021 – 9,086 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released. There have been 1,430 confirmed cases in the last week.

Cases per 100,000 people are down to 825.2 from 897.9 the week before.

Cauldwell, Queens Park and Goldington wards are the most affected, with over 100 cases in each ward.

Thursday 7 January 2021 – 7,564 cases to date

The Borough’s weekly Covid statistics have now been released. There has been an increase of 1,556 cases in the last week.

Cauldwell, Queens Park and Castle wards are the most affected, with over 100 cases in each ward.

Thursday 31 December 2020 – 5,965 cases to date

The weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have now been published, showing an increase of 171.9 cases per 100,000 people since last week.

The Borough is currently under tier 4 restrictions and 1,127 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days.

Mass testing is being introduced into secondary schools from mid-January, however primary schools are scheduled to reopen next week.

Read: Preparation for mass-testing delays secondary schools’ return, but primaries will open in January

Thursday 24 December: 4,825 cases

Tuesday 22 December

From this week onwards, the Bedford Independent will be reporting weekly cases using data verified by local health chiefs to ensure the most accurate picture of what is happening on our doorstep.

Monday 21 December: 4,606 cases

There have been 135 confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

Bedford has been the highest ever number of confirmed cases in the last seven days, with the number rising to 605. Until 10 days ago, there had not been more than 300 cases per week.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two and is now 292.

All data collated from the Public Health England website is correct at time of publication but may be updated as further information becomes available.

Sunday 20 December: 4,471 cases

There have been 283 confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Thursday.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of confirmed cases in the last seven days, with the number rising to 597, over double the figure 10 days ago.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by five and is now 290.

Thursday 17 December: 4,188 cases

There have been 196 confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Tuesday.

There have been 416 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 285.

Tuesday 15 December: 3,992 cases

There have been 3,992 confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since the beginning of the outbreak.

There have been 343 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has increased by two and is now 285.

Thursday 10 December: 3,654 cases

There have been 92 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Tuesday.

There have been 231 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has increased by five and is now 283.

Tuesday 8 December: 3,562 cases

There have been 49 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has increased by two and is now 278.

Monday 7 December: 3,513 cases

There have been 33 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Sunday.

There have been 186 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 276.

Sunday 6 December: 3,480 cases

There have been 36 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 180 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 276.

Saturday 5 December: 3,444 cases

There have been 3,444 confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been 179 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 267.

Tuesday 1 December: 3,306 cases

There have been 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 189 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 267.

Monday 30 November: 3,284 cases

There have been 20 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 195 confirmed cases in the last seven days. This is the first time the number of cases has been below 200 since 5 November.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two to 267.

Sunday 29 November: 3,264 cases

There have been 34 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Friday.

There have been 207 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two to 267.

Friday 28 November: 3,230 cases

There have been 63 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Wednesday.

There have been 222 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two to 265.

Wednesday 25 November: 3,167 cases

There have been 36 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Tuesday.

There have been 248 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by three to 263.

Tuesday 24 November: 3,131 cases

There have been 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 276 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four to 260.

Monday 23 November: 3,114 cases

There have been 39 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 288 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is currently 256.

Sunday 22 November: 3,075 cases

There have been 30 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 289 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by five to 256.

Saturday 21 November: 3,043 cases

There have been 32 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 295 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four to 260.

Friday 20 November: 3,013 cases

There have been 42 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 296 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 251.

Thursday 19 November: 2,971 cases

There have been 43 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 288 confirmed cases in the last seven days and as of Monday 16 November, 90 people were being treated for Covid-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 251.

Wednesday 18 November: 2,928 cases

There have been 18 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 286 confirmed cases in the last seven days and as of Monday 16 November, 90 people were being treated for Covid-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four to 250.

Tuesday 17 November: 2,910 cases

There have been 37 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 262 confirmed cases in the last seven days and as of Monday 16 November, 90 people were being treated for Covid-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four to 250.

Monday 16 November: 2,873 cases

There are currently 90 patients with Covid-19 in Bedford Hospital, a rise of 86 since 16 October.

There have been 255 confirmed cases in Bedford Borough in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by three to 246.

Sunday 15 November: 2,873 cases

There have been 124 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Thursday.

There have been 220 confirmed cases in the last seven days and as of Wednesday 11 November, 66 people were being treated for Covd-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by three to 246.

Thursday 12 November: 2,749 cases

There have been 50 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (Wednesday).

There have been 217 confirmed cases in the last seven days and as of yesterday, 66 people were currently being treated for Covd-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 243.

Wednesday 11 November: 2,699 cases

There have been 65 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Monday.

There have been 212 confirmed cases in the last seven days and 66 people are currently being treated for Covd-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two to 243.

Monday 9 November: 2,634 cases

There have been 35 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (Sunday).

There have been 218 confirmed cases in the last seven days and 48 people are currently being treated for Covd-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by three to 241.

Sunday 8 November: 2,599 cases

There have been 56 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Friday.

There have been 211 confirmed cases in the last seven days and 48 people are currently being treated for Covd-19 in Bedford Hospital.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 238.

Friday 6 November: 2,543 cases

There have been 19 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 203 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 238.

Thursday 5 November: 2,524 cases

There have been 42 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

There have been 198 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 238.

Wednesday 4 November: 2,482 cases

There have been 33 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 186 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two to 238.

Tuesday 3 November: 2,449 cases

There have been 36 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 180 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 236.

Monday 2 November: 2,413 cases

There have been 22 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

There have been 169 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 236.

Sunday 1 November: 2,391 cases

There have been 27 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Saturday.

There have been 182 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 236.

Saturday 31 October: 2,364 cases

There have now been 2,364 cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough.

There have been 195 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by five to 236.

Wednesday 28 October: 2,277 cases

There have been 130 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Friday 23 October.

There have been 163 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 231.

Friday 23 October: 2147 cases

There have been 23 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

There have been 151 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 231.

Wednesday 21 October: 2124 cases

There have been 28 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

There have been 140 confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The total number of cases in our patch is now 2,124.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 231.

Tuesday 20 October: 2096 cases

There have been 49 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch is now 2,096.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 231.

Monday 19 October: 2047 cases

There have been 19 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch is now 2,047.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 231.

Tuesday 20 October: 2071 cases

There have been 24 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch is now 2,071.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 231.

Sunday 18 October: 2028 cases

There have been 33 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch has now exceeded 2,000.

Read:Confirmed number of coronavirus cases in Bedford Borough now exceeds 2,000

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 231.

Saturday 17 October: 1995 cases

There have been 27 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,995.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 231.

Friday 16 October: 1968 cases

There have been nine new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,968.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Thursday 15 October: 1959 cases

There have been 30 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,959.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Wednesday 14 October: 1929 cases

There have been 38 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Monday (12 October).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,929.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Monday 12 October: 1891 cases

There have been 14 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (11 October).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,891.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Sunday 11 October: 1877 cases

There have been 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Saturday (10 October).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,877.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Saturday 10 October: 1864 cases

There have been 19 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (9 October).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,864.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Friday 9 October: 1845 cases

There have been 30 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (8 October).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,845, a rise of 122 since Monday.

With cases of Covid-19 rising across Bedford Borough, health leaders are calling on everyone to work together, play their part, and help reduce the spread of the infection.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said “I’d like to thank everyone for all their hard work and for the sacrifices made to reduce the spread of the virus. With local figures rising significantly we all need to work together to stop the spread of the virus and protect our family, our friends and our community.

“We know the virus is spreading when we come in to contact with others. So we’re asking everyone to limit contact with those they don’t live with or aren’t in their support bubble.

“If you do meet up with others remember this shouldn’t be in a group of more than six and it is safer to meet outside.”

Cllr Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Wellbeing added: “I know this will be difficult for us all, but we can’t become complacent as we head into winter. Cases are rising and we need to take action now to stop the virus.

“We know the majority of people have been following the advice but we now need everyone to do their bit to protect each other.

“We all need to stick to the Hands, Face, Space advice; wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds; wear a face covering and stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with.

“We’ve shown before that we can come together and reduce the spread of Covid-19, saving lives and taking pressure off the NHS.  If we all follow the rules we will get the infection rate down, but we have to work together on this and act now.”

Anyone displaying symptoms should stay at home and only leave the house to get tested. Testing remains available locally for anyone displaying symptoms; high temperature, new persistent cough, loss of taste or smell. To book a test visit nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Thursday 8 October: 1815 cases

There have been 33 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (7 October).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,815.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Wednesday 7 October: 1782 cases

There have been 42 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Monday (5 October).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,782.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Monday 5 October: 1740 cases

There have been 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,740.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 230.

Sunday 4 October: 1723 cases and 230 deaths

There have been 46 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Friday.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,723.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one since 24 September, to 230.

Friday 2 October: 1677 cases

There have been 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (Thursday).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,677.

To date, there have been 229 Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital.

Thursday 1 October: 1667 cases

The number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough has risen by 20 since Tuesday.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,667.

To date, there have been 229 Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital.

Tuesday 29 September: 1647 cases

There have been eight new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,647.

To date, there have been 229 Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital.

Monday 28 September: 1639 cases

There have been 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough overnight.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,639.

To date, there have been 229 Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital.

Sunday 27 September: 1629 cases

There have been 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Friday (25 September).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,629.

To date, there have been 229 Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital.

Friday 25 September: 1612 cases

There have been 19 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (24 September).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,612.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 229.

Thursday 24 September: 1593 cases and 229 deaths

There have been 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (23 September).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,593.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 229.

All data is correct at time of publication but may be updated as further information becomes available.

Wednesday 23 September: 1,582 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (22 September).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,582.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 228.

All data is correct at time of publication but may be updated as further information becomes available. Cases are only those reported at hospitals and do not include any cases within the community that are not being officially tested.

Tuesday 22 September: 1,567 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (21 September).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,567.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 228.

Monday 21 September: 1,550 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been nine new confirmed case of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday (20 September).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,550.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 228.

Sunday 20 September: 1,541 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 16 new confirmed case of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since Wednesday (16 September).

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,541.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 228.

All data is correct at time of publication but may be updated as further information becomes available. Cases are only those reported at hospitals and do not include any cases within the community that are not being officially tested.

Wednesday 16 September: 1,525 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 10 new confirmed case of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since the weekend.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,525. As of 10 September, there have been 365,174 cases in the United Kingdom.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one to 228.

Across the UK there have been 41,623 deaths where a person has tested positive for coronavirus within the 28 days prior to their death.

Sunday 13 September: 1,515 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

One new confirmed case of coronavirus was recorded overnight (Saturday – Sunday) in Bedford Borough.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,515. As of 10 September, there have been 365,174 cases in the United Kingdom.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 227.

Across the UK there have been 41,623 deaths where a person has tested positive for coronavirus within the 28 days prior to their death.

Saturday 12 September: 1,514 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 29 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last three days recorded in Bedford Borough.

The total number of cases in our patch now stands as 1,514. As of 10 September, there have been 365,174 cases in the United Kingdom.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 227.

Across the UK there have been 41,623 deaths where a person has tested positive for coronavirus within the 28 days prior to their death.

Wednesday 9 September: 1,485 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,485.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 227.

Tuesday 8 September: 1,474 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

14 new confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Bedford Borough since Sunday (6 September).

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,474.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 227.

Sunday 6 September: 1,460 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Five new confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Bedford Borough since Tuesday (01 September).

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,460.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by one since 9 August. The total is now 227.

Thursday 3 September: 1,455 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

33 new confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Bedford Borough since Tuesday (01 September).

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,455.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 226.

Tuesday 1 September: 1,442 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 20 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since last Thursday (27 August).

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,422.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 226.

Thursday 27 August: 1,422 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been two new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,422.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 226.

Wednesday 26 August: 1,420 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 24 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough in the last 10 days.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,420.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 226.

Tuesday 25 August: 1,396 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

The Public Health England website is experiencing technical difficulties. We will update with the latest figures as soon as they are available.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,396.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 226.

Monday 17 August: 1,396 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

There have been 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in Bedford Borough in the last seven days.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,396.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital remains at 226.

Monday 10 August: 1,386 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data) and 226 deaths

One new confirmed case of coronavirus has been recorded in Bedford Borough since yesterday.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,386.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 226.

Sunday 9 August: 1,385 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data) and 226 deaths

There are 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough over the weekend.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,385.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 226.

Friday 7 August: 1,373 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Public Health England (PHE) say there have been 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough since the beginning of the week.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,373.

Monday 3 August: 1,362 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Public Health England (PHE) say there have been 20 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough over the last few days, since Thursday 30 July.

The total number of cases now recorded is 1,362

Thursday 30 July: 1,342 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Public Health England (PHE) say there have been just 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough since 27 July.

Monday 27 July: 1,330 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,305.

This is a rise of 25 since Thursday 24 July.

Thursday 23 July: 1,305 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,305.

This is a rise of three since yesterday.

Wednesday 22 July: 1,302 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,302.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 223.

Tuesday 21 July: 1,299 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,299.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 223.

Monday 20 July: 1,296 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,296.

This is a rise of just one since yesterday.

Bedford’s infection rate appears to be dropping, with a ranking of 7th. Previously, Bedford had the fifth highest infection rate in the UK.

Sunday 19 July: 1,295 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,295.

The number of cases has risen by 14 since last Thursday.

Thursday 16 July: 1,281 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,281.

The number of cases has risen by six since Tuesday.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 219.

Tuesday 14 July: 1,275 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data) and 219 deaths

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,275.

The number of cases has risen by three since the weekend.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 219.

Sunday 12 July: 1,272 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

According to the Public Health England (PHE) website, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,272.

The number of cases has risen by four since Friday.

Friday 10 July: 1,268 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Utilising pillar 1 and pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,268.

This is a rise of 30 cases since the weekend.

Sunday 5 July: 1,238 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

Utilising pillar 1 and pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,238.

This is a rise of nine cases.

Thursday 2 July: 1,227 cases (pillar 1 and pillar 2 data)

After repeated calls to include pillar 2 data in the daily figures, PHE has today revised their methodology for reporting positive cases.

Pillar 2 data which has been collected from drive-through testing labs and home testing kits was not previously included in Public Health England (PHE)’s daily data.

By including data collected in all settings, we now have a far more accurate picture of the number of confirmed cases in Bedford Borough.

Utilising pillar 1 and pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 1,227.

This sees 422 more cases.

Wednesday 1 July: 805 cases (pillar 1 data)

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen to 805.

This is based on pillar 1 data. Pillar 2 data which has been collected from drive-through testing labs, and home testing kits is not currently included in Public Health England (PHE)’s daily data.

Read: Exclusive: Bedford’s coronavirus cases could be twice as high

It is believed that, including pillar 2 data, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford could be double the current PHE figures.

Sunday 28 June: 802 cases (pillar 1 data)

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen above 800 over the weekend.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is now 201.

Wednesday 24 June: 776 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 16 overnight.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has now reached 200.

Tuesday 23 June: 776 cases and 200 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 31 in the last week.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four and has now reached 200.

Tuesday 16 June: 745 cases and 196 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is now 745.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by four since the weekend to 196.

Sunday 14 June: 728 cases and a total of 192 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 14 since Thursday, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has risen by two since Thursday to 192.

Thursday 11 June: 714 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 11 since Tuesday, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The Upper Tier Local Authority (UTLA) of Bedford has an infection rate of 416/100,000 population and ranks 14th in the country.

Uncertainly remains over whether Bedford’s R-rating has risen to 1, which could trigger a localised ‘lockdown’.

Read: Coronavirus data questioned amid fears Bedford’s R-rate exceeds one

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hosptial is 190.

Tuesday 9 June: 703 cases and a total of 190 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has risen by 50 since last Thursday (4 June), according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 190.

Thursday 4 June: 653 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough is 653, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 174.

Tuesday 2 June: 652 cases and a total of 174 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has been revised to 652, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital is 174.

Monday 1 June: 654 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has remained static overnight, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough is now 654.

Sunday 31 May: 654 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 19 this weekend, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough is now 654.

Wednesday 27 May: 635 cases and a total of 163 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose by 24 overnight, according to the Public Health England website statistics.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough is now 635.

The number of Covid-related deaths at Bedford Hospital now stands at 163.

Tuesday 26 May: 611 cases

According to the Public Health England website statistics, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 611.

Thursday 21 May: 584 cases

According to the Public Health England website statistics, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 584.

Sunday 17 May: 549 cases and total of 146 deaths

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is nearing 550 according to the Public Health England website.  The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded at Bedford Hospital is now 146.

Wednesday 13 May: 531 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 531 according to the Public Health England website.

Tuesday 12 May: 501 cases and a total of 140 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 501 according to the Public Health England website.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital has now risen to 140.

Sunday 10 May: 501 cases and a total of 138 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has now exceeded 500. There are 501 cases according to the Public Health England website.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital now stands at 138.

Wednesday 6 May: 476 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has risen by 20 to 476.

Monday 4 May: 456 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has risen to 456.

Wednesday 29 April: 424 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough remains at 424, the same as yesterday’s figure.

Tuesday 28 April: 424 cases

Public Health England reports that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 424, an increase of 35.

Bedford Hospital has announced that a maintenance worker at the hospital, Graham Thorne, lost his life to COVID-19 on Saturday 20 April.

Read: Bedford Hospital confirms COVID-19 death of ‘perfect’ staff member Graham Thorne

There have been four confirmed COVID-19-related deaths at Bedford Hospital in the last seven days.

Monday 27 April: 389 cases

Public Health England reports that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 389.

Thursday 23 April: 353 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 353, an overnight increase of 13.

The have been no recorded deaths at Bedford Hospital since 21 April.

Wednesday 22 April: 340 cases and a total of 80 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 340, according to Public Health England statistics.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Bedford in now 80.

Monday 20 April: 326 cases

After a weekend when the number of cases in Bedford Borough plateaued, Monday saw a rise of 37 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April: 289 cases

Public Health England have confirmed 289 cases of COVID-19 in Bedford Borough.

Friday 17 April: 268 cases

268 confirmed cases is a rise of 24 on yesterday’s total.

Thursday 16 April: 244 cases and a total of 59 coronavirus-related deaths at Bedford Hospital

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has risen by five today. The total is now 244.

Bedford Hospital has confirmed that as of 5pm on 15 April, there were 59 deaths of patients who tested positive for COVID-19.

Wednesday 15 April: 239 cases

The confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has remained at 239, the same as yesterday’s recorded number.

Tuesday 14 April: 239 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough is now at 239, according to Public Health England statistics.

Monday 13 April: 208 cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough has now exceeded 200, with Public Health England confirming 208 cases.

Sunday 12 April: 185 cases

Public Health England confirmed 185 cases of COVID-19 within Bedford Borough.

Saturday 11 April: 174 cases

In the last 24 hours there have been a further 16 cases reported taking the total in Bedford to 174 cases. Yesterday, Bedford Hospital confirmed there have been 40 COVID-19 related deaths.

Read: Coronavirus deaths at Bedford Hospital hit 40

Friday 10 April: 158 cases

There are now 158 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough, according to Public Health England. The UK total stands at 65,077.

Thursday 9 April: 139 cases

The Public Health England website states that there are now 139 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough.

Wednesday 8 April: 135 cases

There are now 135 cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough. The UK total is 60,733.

Tuesday 7 April: 120 cases

The number of confirmed cases in Bedford Borough has risen by 10, to 120.

Monday 6 April: 110 cases

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford Borough has now exceeded 100.

According to statistics on the Public Health England website, there are now 110 cases in the Borough.

The number of cases in total in the UK is 51,608.


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Sunday 5 April: 97 cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bedford are nearing 100. The figures on the Public Health England website show there are now 97 confirmed cases in the Borough.

Saturday 4 April: 83 cases

The number of confirmed cases in Bedford Borough has risen by 9 to 83, according to the Public Health England website.

Members of the public are urged to remain at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Friday 3 April: 74 cases

The number of cases in Bedford Borough recorded on the Public Health England website today is 74.

Thursday 2 April: 72 cases and hospital confirms 11 coronavirus-related deaths in Bedford

The number of confirmed cases has today risen by 12 to 72. In a statement from Bedford Hospital, it was confirmed that 11 patients being treated for the virus had lost their lives.

All of the patients were over 60 with underlying health issues.

Read: Latest news: Hospital confirms there have been 11 coronavirus deaths in Bedford

Wednesday 1 April: 60 cases

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford have almost doubled over-night, with the total reaching 60.

The statistics are updated daily by Public Health England and record the figures for the preceding day.

The number of confirmed cases has risen from 34 recorded yesterday (Tuesday).

25,150 people in the UK have now tested positive for the virus, with 93% making a full recovery.


Government guidelines

From Wednesday 13 May, the lockdown guidelines have been adapted.

Read: As lockdown is relaxed, Government clarifies new guidance on spending time outdoors

While some restrictions remain in place, you can now:

  • continue shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine
  • daily unlimited exercise, for example a run, walk, or cycle – some sports facilities, such as tennis courts and golf clubs are also allowed to reopen
  • relax in a park or open outdoor space with members of your own household
  • meet up with no more than one person from another household in an outdoor space for any reason, but you must observe social distancing
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only in roles that cannot be done from home

You cannot:

  •  go on holiday
  •  visit and stay overnight at a holiday home or second home
  •  visit the homes of friends and family, unless it’s to help a vulnerable person, for medical reasons, or to take a child to another household with whom parental responsibilities are shared

It is also advised that you do not use public transport to travel, using a car or bike instead. If you do use public transport then wearing a face mask may be required.

More information is available on the Government’s dedicated coronavirus website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

This article is being updated regularly.

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