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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.

Despite the lifting of many restrictions in England, the council is urging residents to remain cautious as Bedford Borough has the third-highest Covid...
NSPCC neglect
A rise in neglect, physical and psychological harm to young children and domestic abuse was fuelled by increased pressures on families caused by the Covid pandemic, a meeting heard...
It has been confirmed that this week, schools in Bedford Borough recorded the highest number of Covid cases since the start of the pandemic...
Six walk-in sites are opening in Bedford Borough this week, offering Covid-19 vaccines as part of a 'week of walk-ins'. The locations...
Bedfordshire's health chiefs are said to be planning 'outreach' vaccination pop-up centres after the booster campaign stalled. Volunteers speaking to the Bedford Independent...
Bedford Borough Hall
The Unite union has said that two Bedford Borough Council care workers, suffering with Long Covid, are relying on food banks after their sick pay allowance ran out. The two members of...
Bar pub drinks
Hospitality and leisure businesses that have been adversely affected by Omicron are being encouraged to apply for support funding. After the government announced...
Cllr Louise Jackson
A Bedford councillor has called for more clarification on the Government’s Covid guidance. One of the amendments made for England over Christmas was that those who test positive for Coronavirus...
Bedford is experiencing "astonishing" levels of COVID cases with numbers reaching a record high and rates of infection rising in all age groups. Yet we're still experiencing a Lateral Flow...
The morality of a Bedford auction house has been questioned after bulk lots of free NHS lateral flow tests were discovered for sale on their website. This raises questions of ethicacy...
The Bedford Heights vaccination centre will temporarily close from 25th – 26th December and 1st-2nd January.Large vaccination centres across Luton, and Milton Keynes will also close...
32 care home staff in Bedford Borough did not get vaccinated by November’s deadline, but it is not known how many were redeployed within the sector. Kate Walker…