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A new test centre for people with COVID-19 symptoms has opened at Steppingley Road, Flitwick. It is based on the former leisure centre car park. Testing at the centre began today (Friday, 26 February), appointments are...
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BLMK Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have announced that over 188,000 vaccines have been administered across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK). BLMK CCGs have extended their thanks to everyone involved in the vaccination programme, from volunteers...
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Health and social care staff from across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible. Self-referral is now an option for health and care staff working in...
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Central Bedfordshire Council, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, has launched a community testing initiative. Around one in three people who are infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms, so they could be...
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Freemasons encouraging its 200,000 members to volunteer to help vaccinate the population The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), the governing body for Freemasonry in England and Wales, is encouraging Freemasons to donate their time and...
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GPs are working through their lists and making appointments according to the criteria Retrolink Pharmacy and Jardines Pharmacy in Bedfordshire are opening vaccination centres at The Rufus Centre in Flitwick and The Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade...
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Registration scams could cost life savings Bedfordshire’s frontline services have issued a warning to residents as criminals use the vaccination programme to create new scams. These scams could cheat people out of their life savings and put...
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Local authorities, Bedfordshire Police and health bosses in Bedfordshire have joined up to urge residents to ‘play their part’ and abide by Tier 4 restrictions over the Christmas period, following a steep rise in new COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions in the area.
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Updated guidance is being issued for the clinically extremely vulnerable in areas placed into new Tier 4 restrictions from 20 December This group of the most vulnerable is strongly advised to stay at home at all times, unless for exercise or medical appointments, and not to attend work, even if they are unable to work from home The advice reflects that which was in place across England during November, and a similar support package will be available
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Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes entered Tier 4 Stay at Home alert restrictions on 20 December 2020 but the NHS is encouraging anyone who has health concerns to contact their local NHS if they need to.