Friday, January 22, 2021
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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.

For the latest coronavirus stats in Bedford, please read:
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.

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Around half of the patients in hospitals across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes have covid, a meeting was told. Although the actual number of patients was not reported to the governing body of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes...
In the week she turned 100, Bedford care home resident, Norah Gould has received the best belated birthday present she could have asked for. Today (Wednesday), Norah and the other residents and...
Bedford's chief nurse and deputy chief nurse were both at the forefront of the CCG's rollout of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine to the Borough's care homes. As reported in the Bedford Independent last week, the government has demanded that all care home...
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Local health chiefs were grilled by councillors for not releasing information about Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations in Bedford. Some elected members at the borough council believe a reluctance to provide up to date information is causing...
Systemic racism and a lack of trust in authority could be helping push high rates of Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection in Bedford, a meeting heard. A Bedford Borough Council meeting yesterday (Monday) saw a league table of recent cases...
Before March 2020, Marianna Slivnitskaya was a fit and healthy mother of teenage twins with a job in London and a passion for running. She ran regularly with her friends from Transition Coaching, exercised six days a week and was...
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Bedford Borough Council has paid £6.5million to local businesses that have had to close during lockdown. The automatic payment made on Friday (15 January) is to support businesses with their premises costs and...
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People are being warned to be vigilant as a growing number of scams are appearing and asking for people's financial details to register for a COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination Police forces across...
University of Bedfordshire COVID-19 lateral flow testing site
Students at Bedfordshire University are now able to access a COVID-19 (coronavirus) hardship fund if they are struggling due to the ongoing lockdown. The fund is open to all students...
elderly person old age pensioner
Bedfordshire CCG has confirmed to the Bedford Independent that it has begun a rapid campaign to vaccinate all care home residents within Bedford Borough. It follows a call from NHS England...
A group of councillors have called on all teachers and school staff to have priority access to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine. At last night's full council meeting, Labour Councillors...
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Bedford's second COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination centre has opened today (14 January) at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Temple on Ford End Road. The centre, which will be run by family...