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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.

Boris Johnson - Mologic
The challenges to Bedford's businesses during the coronavirus lockdown cannot be underestimated. However, firms across the Borough are...
Bedford Park blue sky
I’d like to raise the issue of air quality and why it’s a particularly important issue right now. The medical profession has long warned of the harm to health...
Coronavirus public parks sign
I was 14 when lockdown started, and I was happy. I lived in a lovely big house with a big garden surrounded by fields and friendly neighbours, so I really had everything to keep me occupied, or so I...
NHS
An employee at Bedford Hospital has spoken exclusively to the Bedford Independent, about the coronavirus pandemic, saying the NHS is "not ready to cope with this." The employee, who did not...
We are open - pubs 4 July reopen
Bedford publicans opening their pub doors tomorrow (Saturday) have reassured anyone looking for a pint and something to eat that safety is their "top priority". Various 'non-essential' businesses...
To support vulnerable customers during the coronavirus pandemic, an independent opticians in Bedford is offering home deilvery...
Bedford Borough Hall
Confusion arose today after patients who had booked coronavirus tests in Bedford weren’t given any information about the location of the testing site...
Max McMurdo Visor
Bedford designer, inventor and TV presenter, Max McMurdo, has pulled together untapped resources from across Bedfordshire to help make much-needed visors for key...
coronavirus testing
An investigation into Bedford's coronavirus (COVID-19) rate of infection suggests the Borough is seeing a fall in its R-Number. The two-week investigation by Public Health England and the Joint...
Digital News
I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...
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...
Bedfordshire Police have reported that four people, who were in self-isolation following concerns they may have displayed signs of COVID-19, have...