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Businesses across the economy that were affected by the lockdowns could receive fresh support from the new £5 billion Restart Grants scheme launching today (1 April 2021), as the government calls on councils to get...
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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) set up the first walk in vaccination pilot in the UK, in just 24 hours. Like many Fire and Rescue Service’s across the country, BFRS have been utilising their services...
The public are being reminded they must stay outside when meeting others as part of the next step of easing COVID restrictions in a new film released today narrated by GP Dr Hilary Jones MBE. The...
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Everyone who is entitled to a COVID jab is urged to come forward as new figures showed the NHS vaccination programme racked up record numbers of jabs last week. NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis...
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More businesses will be able to access further grant funding from tomorrow (25 March 2021) as Central Bedfordshire Council is set to launch its latest Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG3) scheme. Having reviewed its ARG policy, the...
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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination The COVID-19 vaccination programme is the largest in the history of the NHS. The vaccine is being offered to more and more people in our area every...
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GPs in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are urging Muslims not to delay having their COVID-19 vaccine – first or second dose – during the holy month of Ramadan, which is due to start on...
Central Bedfordshire Council
A local authority’s "failure” to widen the number of small businesses entitled to government grant support to cover lockdown costs has been labelled "a scandal" and "shocking". Central Bedfordshire Council wants to adopt the fairest method...
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Fear is the key to persuade younger generations to have a COVID jab, if vaccination hesitation proves a problem in Bedfordshire, it has been claimed. Take-up of the vaccine among the older population has been broadly considered...
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Almost 250,000 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, as local public service leaders urge communities to keep preventing the spread of COVID-19. This week marks the...