Councillor Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing at Bedford Borough Council, said:
We are very grateful for the support of bpha in personally contacting all their residents living in these areas to encourage the testing and identify any cases over the past few weeks. A third of people do not show symptoms of the virus, but as they are still able to spread it, the tests are vitally important in helping to drive down our infection rates.
“While the surge testing in Bedford has now ended, we would still encourage everyone to remain cautious and wash your hands regularly, keep social distancing, and get vaccinated as soon as you can as it’s the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family. Everyone aged 18 and over in Bedford Borough can get a COVID-19 vaccination – visit www.bedford.gov.uk/vaccinations to find out more.”