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Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus update


It's the big game tonight!

England are in the semi-final, with a final against Italy as the prize. But with cases of COVID-19 going up at a huge rate, don't miss out on the final by catching the virus or coming into contact with someone who has it.

If you are going out to watch the game or having friends round to yours, then don’t forget the COVID-19 safety guidance.

  • Winning or losing, avoid hugging it out
  • Maintain a good distance between each other
  • Try and watch the games outdoors or in well ventilated rooms
  • Wash or sanitise your hands frequently
  • Avoid sharing food and drinks

COVID-19 health advice

Grab a jab

Protect yourself and others by getting a jab

Local NHS vaccination centres are offering walk-in sessions for all adults. No booking is required. Full protection, with two doses, is important because the new variant spreads more easily.

It is vital that we continue to do all we can to control the infection. Despite the vaccination programme, if cases rise further the NHS could still see a significant surge in admissions.

Get your jab here

Walk-in sessions for Pfizer vaccinations only - anyone 18 or over

  • Dunstable, Watling House – 9am to 5pm, today and Thursday
  • Biggleswade Hospital – 9am to 3pm, every day to Sunday

Walk-in opening times – AstraZeneca (over 40s only) 

  • Dunstable, Watling House, 9am to 5pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Flitwick, Rufus Centre, times vary, see here, today, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

There are also sites for Pfizer and AstraZeneca in Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes and Moderna in Luton. See the local NHS website for details.

Moderna walk-ins - anyone 18 or over

  • Flitwick Rufus Centre, 8.45am to 3pm Friday and 12pm to 5.30pm Sunday

Elsewhere across the area vaccinations are still available at large vaccination sites and pharmacies. Details can be found on the NHS website.


More PCR tests available in Leighton Buzzard

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive after doing a rapid lateral flow test, then you must get a PCR test to find out whether you have COVID-19.

There are test sites across the area and if you live or work in Leighton Buzzard, it’s now even easier to get a test as the PCR test centre at Astral Park in Leighton Buzzard is now open more days of the week.

Book your test now by visiting the PCR test website or calling 119.

Do not use a rapid LFD test if you have COVID-19 symptoms - If you have symptoms or think you may have COVID-19 you must book a PCR test.

If you don't have symptoms, get a rapid test 

Everyone without symptoms can now get a free, rapid COVID-19 test. You can get a test and collect lateral flow test kits to use at home from our test sites in Biggleswade, Flitwick, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard, from local pharmacies or online. Find out more here.

Rapid tests

COVID-19 useful information

Full information is available on our website.


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