Updates from Bedford Borough Council

19th January 2022

Weekly COVID-19 Messaging

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Self isolation

People with COVID-19 in England can end their self-isolation after 5 full days, as long as they test negative on day 5 and day 6.

If an individual is still positive on day 5, then a negative test is required on day 6 and day 7, and so on.

2 negative lateral flow tests must be recorded before leaving self-isolation earlier than the full ten day period.


Take a lateral flow if you are meeting people

If you are planning on meeting friends, family or going into work you should take a lateral flow.

Testing kits are available everyday by ordering online at


Get Boosted

You can get your COVID-19 booster dose if it's been 3 months since you had your 2nd dose and you are:

·       aged 18 and over

·       aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

·       a frontline health or social care worker

For more information on boosters and third vaccination doses visit:


Report your lateral flow tests

It's really important to report your lateral flow tests - especially if they are positive, so you can get advice and support during your self-isolation, ensure your close contacts are alerted, and so we know what's happening in our community.

You can report your test result by calling 119 or visit