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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.

Residents have reacted angrily to a spate of stickers spotted throughout the town, spreading anti-vax and conspiracy misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. The stickers purport to be from...
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We are regularly updating this blog with the latest coronavirus statistics from Public Health England and any further details we receive from Bedford Hospital. All data is correct at time of...
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...
Parents have reacted angrily after leaflets, claiming that under 16s will be targeted for Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccines, were handed out to pupils as they left Goldington Academy on Wednesday (26 May)...
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...
The much-anticipated re-opening of the Barkers Lane Tidy Tip has been announced for Monday 11 May, but bookings to visit the site must be made in advance...
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In response to an increase in demand, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that Bedford is among 80 towns and cities to host a temporary job centre...
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Bedford Borough's Emmaus Village in Carlton says it will start taking donations again from next week, after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the charity launched...
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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...
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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...