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.

Richard Howitt
The former East of England, MEP, Richard Hewitt has confirmed that he has contracted coronavirus. Mr Hewitt took to Twitter to confirm...
Empty shops Bedford-3
During these unprecedented times, we wanted to provide you with up-to-date information regarding landlords and tenants and their rights during COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Government’s decision...
Bedfordshire Police Coronavirus patrol Priory Park
Bedfordshire Police say they've been "encouraged" by the number people in Bedford who are complying with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown. It's just over a week since PM...
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...
To support the vital frontline workers at Bedford Hospital, a charity is raising funds to purchase essential items - plus morale-boosting cake - as part...
Coronavirus
The latest figures on the Public Health England website, updated this afternoon (Friday), confirm that there are now 20 coronavirus cases in Bedford...
Money
Those who are struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are being offered help with their Council Tax. Bedford Borough Council already has a 100% Council Tax Reduction...
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...
The Chairman of Bedford Athletic Rugby Club has today appealed for financial help from members and the general public as the coronavirus pandemic has...
Sarah Ashley
A woman from Bedford who has recovered from the coronavirus is urging people to heed the government advice and stay in doors...
#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...
Coronavirus public parks sign
Like the rest of the UK, Bedford is in 'lockdown' as the Government imposes restrictions on movement and social interaction to reduce the rate of coronavirus infection. But what are your...