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Coronavirus

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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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...
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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...
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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...
With Bedford's high infection rates, Bedfordians are all too aware of the pressures the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is having on people and the chief medical officer has reiterated today...
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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...
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Residents are being urged stay at home whenever possible as Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in the Borough hit a record high, exceeding 1,000 per 100,000 for the first time. This means that 1 in 100 people in Bedford Borough...
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Two more vaccination centres are due to open in Bedford in the next few weeks although a meeting heard that one has been delayed because of concerns over traffic problems. Borough mayor Dave Hodgson has urged his colleagues in the NHS...
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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We knew we wouldn't be first on the list, but Bedford residents at least were reassured that, come 4 January, two Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccination hubs would be open in the Borough...
Vaccine elderly
The Bedford Independent has been told that COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the most vulnerable in Bedford Borough have arrived and vaccinations will start this afternoon (6 Jan)...
Speaking to Bedfordshire primary school teacher, Caroline Coster, two things are immediately apparent. Firstly, you are unlikely to meet a more positive person and secondly, you are unlikely...
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...