Updates from Bedford Borough Council
19th January 2022
Weekly COVID-19 Messaging
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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
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