Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has confirmed they are currently treating eight patients with confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) at the hospital.
All national guidance around Infection Prevention and Control are being followed at the Trust.
The current total of cases in the UK is 6,650.
The public is urged to follow national guidance and stay at home if they have:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
Please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or into the hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. However, please use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online. Full Public Health advice including how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus can be found on the NHS website here.