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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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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.

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A drop-in NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre opens today at Cranfield University, for anyone to attend including staff, students and the local community. The centre will be offering...
A different strategy is being used by health managers to persuade young people across Bedfordshire to get vaccinated against Covid-19, a meeting heard. Currently only one in three in the 18 to 29 age group has...
A rapid rise in covid cases linked to people becoming infected during the European football championships is overwhelming Bedford’s contact tracing system, a meeting heard. Contact...
Cllr James Valentine
There is a real prospect that the new school year will look very much like the one just about to end, with masks and Covid-19 precautions still in place, a meeting heard. Leading Bedford...
The NHS vaccination centre at Manton Lane is offering walk-in jabs for anyone over 18. Pfizer is being distributed in the main building at Bedford Heights from 9 am-5 pm running...
Boris Johnson
The Prime Minister has set out his plans for 'living with Covid', with the aim of lifting most of the current restrictions on 19 July. Boris Johnson has placed more emphasis on personal responsibility...
pharmacy
Seven pharmacies in Bedford will take on the role of vaccination centres when the temporary sites at the Queen's Park Gurdwara and King's House on Ampthill Road close on 30 June...
Anyone over 18 in Bedford Borough can drop in for their Pfizer vaccine this Saturday (26 June) at the Harpur Suite, or at two other locations Monday - Sunday. You do not need to book an appointment or show ID...
Bedford prison
HMP Bedford is easing its coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from June 21 and will allow access to the gym, visits and key work for its ‘most vulnerable prisoners’.
A team based in Bedford say their work has the "potential to transform the global battle against coronavirus and other viruses" after they developed a 'buffer' to used in testing kits, making them...
Bedford residents can get their Pfizer Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine in Bedford town centre this weekend, with a drop-in clinic opening for the day at the Harpur Suite. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens...
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...