Bedford mayor urges residents to Stay Home, Stay Safe

Town mayor encourages the public to follow government advice

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 1:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th March 2020, 1:04 pm

The Bedford mayor is urging residents to follow the government's advice to stay at home, to stay safe, during the coronavirus pandemic.

There have been seven confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bedford and members of the public are urged to remain indoors as much as possible to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Councillor Dave Hodgson said: "At this time of crisis it’s important that we fight coronavirus by following the government’s advice to stay at home, to stay safe.

The Bedford mayoris urging residents to follow the government's advice

"We have set up a Hub to support those Bedford Borough residents who are in self-isolation with no family or friends locally for help.

"The Community Hub will deliver basic food parcels, collect and deliver essential prescriptions and offer a friendly link with the outside world.

"If you need help, or if you are able and want to volunteer to help some of the most vulnerable in society you can also volunteer on the website."