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.

Don Weerasirie Lockdown
As the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ continues, Bedfordians have been sharing their experiences of prolonged isolation and the impact this new 'normal' us having on them. In this chapter local film...
Coronavirus public parks sign
Bedfordians have been sharing their experiences of the coronavirus 'lockdown'. In this chapter, Nas Ahmed shares how his job as a doorman has taken a turn in a way he never thought it would...
Robinson pool & gym
Due to the high local coronavirus infection rate, Fusion Lifestyle and Bedford Borough Council have confirmed that leisure facilities in the Borough will...
coronavirus testing
Bedford needs a clear coronavirus plan not "doomsayers" looking to "apportion blame" over the failed NHS 'Track and Trace' app, according to the leader of Bedford Conservatives. Cllr Graeme...
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...
Money
More than 1,170 households in Bedford will have their council tax bills fully paid off to help them get through the coronavirus lockdown...
Bedford has been confirmed as emerging from lockdown on 2 December in Tier 2: High Alert.Social mixing outside of households or support bubbles will...
Tom Grennan
Former St Thomas More pupil, Tom Grennan, is doing what he can to make the best of the current coronavirus situation. Last night (Wednesday)...
Health and social care staff working in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are being encouraged to get their Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations as soon as possible...
#clapforourcarers
At 8pm on Thursday 26 March, thousands of people from Bedford Borough took to their front gardens, windows and streets to simultaneously send a message...
C-19 community response
As the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak continues, many of Bedford's villages and communities are planning ahead, preparing to support vulnerable...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has confirmed they are currently treating eight patients with confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) at the hospital...