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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.

SJF Golf Academy
Lockdown life: In this honest and personal account, Sam Filipczak, talks about his struggles with anxiety, how the pandemic is affecting his golf academy business, and how if anyone wants a chat...
Bedford author and illustrator, David Litchfield, got an unexpected surprise when he found out that his book was being read live on twitter by animated...
David Steadman CEO Harpur Trust
Bedford's Harpur Trust charity has announced today that it is investing £1.5 million from its reserves to support Bedford charities through the...
Bedford Hospital entrance
The number of coronavirus patients being treated at Bedford Hospital has risen to 12, it has been confirmed. The current total of cases in the UK is 11,658...
Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice Bedford are still working tirelessly, providing local people with advice on issues during the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic...
We are open - pubs 4 July reopenvideo
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...
Allhallows
As pressure on the council's reduced workforce continues to grow, all Borough-run multi-storey car parks - apart from Queen Street - will close until...
Sun Felmersham
It's many years since the village of Felmersham had its own shop, but - in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak - the owners of The Sun pub are taking...
Kyoto Geiko 2 © David Lovejoy
The Far East, particularly Japan, has seen a huge spike in tourism in recent years. With interest garnered from the hugely successful Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games happening this...
Red Lion Wilstead
Bedfordshire Police are investigating a reported breach of coronavirus guidelines and a subsequent verbal altercation that took place at a village pub. They have confirmed that their community policing...
NHS Support & Kindness
A community group, set up to support NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic, is partnering with Bedford Hospital Charity and Friends (BHC&F) to make...
The Light Family
Bedfordians have been sharing their experiences of the coronavirus 'lockdown'. Giving emotional but also heart-warming insights into their experiences as we face the coronavirus pandemic...