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Bedford's response to the Advertiser article

18 January - COVID-19 Update

As we all know, South Australia is experiencing a high-level of community transmission of COVID-19. As a community-based organisation, Bedford is experiencing minor cases and close contacts involving some staff and clients.

At this stage, the Panorama Cafe will be closed for one week (17th - 21st January). There are no other closures at this time.

Bedford is treating this situation very seriously and we are strictly following SA Health advice to put appropriate resources, systems, and safety measures in place.

Bedford clients and staff can use the COVID Text Line to report symptoms, the results of RAT or PCR tests, or to inform Bedford of changes to your health status.

In these case, please provide the following information via SMS:

  • your full name
  • your work location
  • your isolation reason: Positive Test/close contact/signs and symptoms
  • your test type: PCR or RAT
  • your test date

If you get a text from SA Health with test results, that can simply be forwarded to the Bedford COVID Text Line.

We are tracking all notifications to the text line to advise other people and help keep everyone in our Bedford community safe. Thank you for doing your part.

As we aim to keep our Bedford community informed using email, text, website and reception notices. Please check these regularly for any urgent messages or directives.

Business Impacts

During this challenging time we are managing our customer demands and their order delivery expectations through direct communications. We regularly review the capability and capacity of our operations and update customers accordingly, with the aim to avoid any regrettable delays in the supply chain.


Thanks to the diligence of Bedford staff and employees in minimising the spread of the virus by following our Covid Plan, we look forward to continuing to provide services to our business customers and regular, fulfilling work for our employees.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this difficult time, and please continue to stay safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at covidhelp@bedfordgroup.com.au or call our friendly COVID help team on the numbers below.