Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 Coronavirus Information

Information last updated Friday 18th December 2020. 

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I’m worried about my mental health, what help can I get?

What are the key websites for information?

How can I get tested for Covid-19 Coronavirus?

I have a medical condition that makes me extremely vulnerable, what should I do? 

Should I be self-isolating?

What support is available to businesses, charities and voluntary groups?

I have a family member overseas, what should I do?

I’m worried about my mental health, what help can I get?

Limiting contact with other people, staying at home, changes to your employment and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic could have mental health implications. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It may seem daunting and scary but there are plenty of resources and people who can help.

You can speak to your GP or self-refer to the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service

Mental health charity Mind has some guidelines

What are the key websites for information?

See Bedford Borough Council’s Covid-19 information

See NHS Covid-19 updates.

Read key Government information, advice, guidance and support.

How can I get tested for Covid-19 Coronavirus?

Find out how to get tested.

I have a medical condition that makes me extremely vulnerable, what should I do?

The Government has guidance on shielding and protecting people on medical grounds as ‘extremely vulnerable’ from Covid-19 

See Bedford Borough Council’s Covid-19 information

Should I be self-isolating?

Government guidelines outline when and how to self-isolate 

What support is available to businesses, charities and voluntary groups?

Government information can be found on the Business Support wesbite Business Support website, providing support, advice and information to help with the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on your business 

 The Confederation of British Industry has detailed guidance and answers

If you are a business who needs any help or advice please call the Business Support Helpline – telephone: 0300 456 3565 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

The Government has guidance for small businesses 

I have a family member overseas, what should I do?

If you know someone who is overseas and is stranded, access consular support.