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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.

Bedford Hospital entrance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) detectives are focusing their investigation on workers at Bedford Hospital and other healthcare settings, suggesting they're behind the high rate of virus...
The Bedford Independent is a member of the Independent Community News Network, an organisation of 108 local news providers who are delivering vital...
Before March 2020, Marianna Slivnitskaya was a fit and healthy mother of teenage twins with a job in London and a passion for running. She ran regularly with her friends from Transition Coaching, exercised six days a week and was...
Secondary school
The Covid infection rate for secondary school-age children in Bedford has doubled since they first returned to school. And the number of positive case notifications is more than four...
Tom Grennan Bedford Foodbank
Musician Tom Grennan is working with Bedford Kindness volunteers to deliver much-needed supplies to Bedford Foodbank. The singer/songwriter has...
Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament
Two of Bedford’s MPs have confirmed they will not be claiming the full £10,000 expenses allocations, to help MPs work from home during the coronavirus...
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...
An emergency cash pot of more than £178,700 has been created to help people who are struggling to afford food and essentials during the covid crisis in Bedford. The money has been...
Esquires
The owner of Esquires, Bedford’s independently owned and run live music venue, has been overwhelmed at the response to a crowdfunding initiative...
Breaking News: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced Bedford Borough is to be placed into Tier 3 until at least the next review of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on 23 December...
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...
The CEO of Bedford Hospital has paid tribute to a member of staff who has lost his life to coronavirus. Graham Thorne, a maintenance...