Coronavirus message from Public Health

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Coronavirus message from Public Health

Public Health lead explains how to protect ourselves and others from Coronavirus

Coronavirus infections are on the rise nationally but also locally too. In fact, last week we sadly reported the first death for some time in Central Bedfordshire due to Coronavirus.

These numbers are not just numbers, they are people and could be any of us.

Celia Shohet, Public Health lead for Central Bedfordshire explains the simple measures we can all take to protect, ourselves, our friends and loved ones from Coronavirus.

We know we can make a difference; we’ve done it before, and we can do it again.

Celia Shohet

A message from Celia Shohet

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Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a test.

Coronavirus symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

You can get a test for someone you live with if they have these symptoms. Do not get tests for people you live with who do not have these symptoms.

Stay at home if you have symptoms

If you are getting a test because you have symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home until you get your result.

Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

Get a test

Have you downloaded the NHS COVID-19 App yet?

The app is available for smartphones only - not tablets, smartwatches or other devices.

To get started, go to Android's Google Play or Apple's App Store and search for "NHS Covid-19".

The handsets must have Android 6.0 (released in 2015) or iOS 13.5 (released in May 2020) and Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. That excludes the iPhone 6 and older versions of Apple's handsets.

Further information is available on the NHS website. This also gives information on how to report an issue or if you have any questions about this product.


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