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All the latest, fact-checked news about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how it is affecting Bedford, Bedford Town, Bedford Borough, Bedford businesses and Bedford people in one place.

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Coronavirus: latest confirmed cases in Bedford Borough

As we publish news articles relating to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Bedford, they will be added to this archive for easy access.

All of the team at Bedford Independent live in and around Bedford Borough and we aim to report on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on local people, local business and local economy.

Please check & follow the latest Government Advice and, if you suspect you have symptoms, follow the NHS guidelines.

Chicken-lovers in Bedford raised concerns on social media this morning, noting that the Bedford branch of Nando's was closed to customers. Fortunately for peri-peri fans, the closure is only temporary...
Bedford's local vaccination roll-out has now racked up 100,000 doses administered at Kings House on Ampthill Road and the Gurdwara in Queen's Park. And the Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) CCG has...
Wedding bride groom arm in arm
Bedford wedding businesses have described the latest statement from the Prime Minister as 'a huge relief' after it was confirmed that nuptials with over 30 guests could go ahead from 21 June...
Anyone over 18 who is yet to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine is able to turn up to the Gurdwara in Queen's Park tomorrow (Saturday) between 1pm and 7pm...
The surge testing programme being carried out in the Cauldwell, Kingsbrook and Queens Park areas of Bedford will end today. Heightened testing was rolled out in 'problem' areas...
Up to 60 per cent of people living in parts of Bedford are yet to receive their first coronavirus (covid-19) vaccine, a committee heard. So called 'vaccine hesitancy' in the town even...
Cranfield University
Cranfield University will pay overseas students’ quarantine costs through their newly launched international arrivals bursary...
On 3 June, NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG and Bedford Borough Council called all unvaccinated adults within eligible groups in Bedford Borough to get their jabs booked...
coronavirus testing
Door-to-door testing will begin this weekend as part of ongoing surge testing in areas of Bedford Borough to tackle the high rates of infection locally.
Seven Bedfordshire pharmacies will be the first to deliver life-saving jabs as the NHS accelerates its coronavirus programme throughout the borough this week...
Coronavirus public parks sign
I was 14 when lockdown started, and I was happy. I lived in a lovely big house with a big garden surrounded by fields and friendly neighbours, so I really had everything to keep me occupied, or so I...
Only 10 per cent of residents in Bedford’s Indian variant hotspot wards have come forward for tests, a meeting heard yesterday (Thursday). Health chiefs are stepping up efforts to...