Sunday, January 17, 2021

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.

coronavirus
As of midnight, Bedford and the rest of England have been placed under a national lockdown to help curb the rise of Covid-19 (coronavirus). At a press briefing on Monday (4 January), Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the...
School children
Bedford Borough Council won't issue fines to parents, who keep children home from primary schools that open this week, despite the Prime Minister saying "schools are safe". In a statement on Facebook...
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...
Mayor Dave
Bedford Borough Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has called for an urgent review of the timetable for the opening of the area's primary schools, asking for them to "remain closed for the time being". In a statement the Mayor...
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has called for "safe and small" New Year's Eve celebrations at homes across the Borough, with Bedfordians asked to "play their part" in the fight against...
coronavirus testing
Parents of middle school and secondary school-age children having trouble getting hold of a home test kit for Covid-19 (coronavirus) are being advised to keep trying...
Ahead of the publication of the Borough's weekly coronavirus figures tomorrow, the Bedford Independent can report that cases in our area are rising more rapidly than ever before, causing concern over the spread of the virus during the Christmas break...
Vaccine
GPs in Bedford say the rollout of vaccinations against coronavirus (COVID-19) will begin in January, subject to the vaccine being delivered. Starting with patients aged 80 and over, GPs...
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has just announced that Bedford, along with the whole of Bedfordshire is to be placed into Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions. Our area joins London and the South East...
coronavirus testing
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that mass Covid testing of secondary school and college pupils will be rolled out in January...
coronavirus testing
The Department of Education (DfE) has announced that secondary schools and colleges will stagger their return after Christmas and mass coronavirus testing will be rolled out...
Esquires
With Bedford entering Tier 3 on Saturday (19 December), local business owners have called the Government's coronavirus (COVOD-19) restrictions policy a "kick in the teeth"...