We recognise the legal requirements around Covid 19 have been removed. However public health guidance on how to protect yourself and others still remains. Based on this if you have symptoms (Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – NHS (www.nhs.uk) and/or have tested positive for coronavirus we would ask that you stay away from our services for at least 5 days. After this point if you test negative you can then return to services.
Close Contacts – If you are a close contact, living in the same household (higher risk), to someone who tests positive we ask that you do not attend our services for 10 days. If you do live in the same household (lower risk) please do not attend for 7 days.
Mask Wearing – Staff will still be required to wear masks during our services. All others, who are able to, are asked to wear mask when unable to be socially distanced or are moving around.
We will also continue stringent hand washing procedures.
We advise everyone to take up the vaccines as advised by their healthcare professionals.
Our position will be reviewed on/after 1 April. Any concerns please do get in touch. Thank you for continuing to protect each other.
Please find some useful links below:
Hospital Communication Passport – a really useful resource from ‘Include Me Too’. One we hope you will not need, but it is good to be prepared.
Bedford Borough Council Support Hub are working hard to support residents who are in self-isolation with no family or friends to help. They have set up a Community Hub to deliver basic food parcels, collect and deliver essential prescriptions and offer a friendly link with the outside world. If you need help: if you have no family or friends to help and you need food or prescriptions, you can ask the Community Hub for help. People can ring 718101 or email Covid19help@bedford.gov.uk
If you can offer help: if you and others in your household are healthy and you want to help us support residents who have no other support network, then they would love to hear from you.
Bedford and Luton Crisis Support: Click HERE for information
Social Prescribing: People can still self-refer to social prescribing for support – https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/improve-your-quality-of-life/support-and-advice/
Kempston Advice Hub: Supporting people with money, housing, benefits, health and wellbeing concerns. People can still self-refer / refer: Click HERE for referral form and information
Noah Academy will be hosting an online course using the application ‘Zoom’. This course will be focusing on combating feelings of stress and anxiety over isolation during this COVID-19 quarantine through work with mindfulness. Courses are being run using an online website or application and so learners MUST have access to a phone, smartphone, tablet or laptop AND an email account.
The class will run Mondays & Wednesdays 13:00-16:00.
Next start dates: Monday 27th April
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (Improving access to psychological therapies) is still taking referrals. However as staff are working from home they are asking people to e-mail. Details at https://bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk/