Important Information About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Are you, or do you know someone who is vulnerable who may need help with shopping or picking up medication? Can you help as a volunteer? Please visit the Bedfordshire Government website.

If you unable to use this link and you know a person who needs help with shopping or picking up medication, please e-mail us on: qps.sms@nhs.uk, if you are unable to e-mail telephone us on 01234 351661 or 01234 213300 and tell the receptionist who you consider to be vulnerable. We will do our best to register them.

Please contact The NHS in Bedfordshire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • A high temperature.
  • A new continuous cough.

Do not go to a GP surgery, walk in centre, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home.
  • Your condition gets worse.
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay at home advice can be found here

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.