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.

With the long bank holiday Easter weekend ahead, the message from the Borough's farmers is, please follow the rules during the coronavirus pandemic...
Doctor / GP / medical
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has sought to reassure patients after the British Medical Association (BMA) said the non-Covid backlog is ‘uncontrollable’. A BMA...
Capt Tom Bedford School
Bedford School might not be full of pupils this week, but the Great Hall was a hive of activity yesterday (Tuesday) as the school took delivery of over 40,000 birthday cards for Captain Tom...
Vaccine elderly
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...
The Bedford Heights vaccination hub is offering walk-in sessions for over 40s for the remainder of this week. It is hoped that the sessions will continue into the week commencing Monday 24 May...
Devonshire Arms
A number of Bedford's pub landlords and bar owners have hit out at the latest government coronavirus restrictions, which place Bedford Borough in...
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...
Guru Nanak Temple Queen's Park COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine centre
Bedford's local vaccination roll-out has now racked up 100,000 doses administered at Kings House on Ampthill Road and the Gurdwara in Queen's Park. And the Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) CCG has...
Mid Bedfordshire MP and health minister, Nadine Dorries has announced she's been diagnosed with coronavirus. She is the first MP to test positive for the...
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...
Domestic abuse
Statistics suggest that more than 7,000 people in Bedford experience domestic abuse each year, and during lockdown, many people have been trapped in...
coronavirus testing
A 'deep dive' investigation into Bedford's coronavirus pandemic is showing there are higher rates of infection in working age women. A Council meeting yesterday (Thursday) looked...