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.

Parents have reacted angrily after leaflets, claiming that under 16s will be targeted for Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccines, were handed out to pupils as they left Goldington Academy on Wednesday (26 May)...
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A Bedford family have been told they may face legal action for continuing to home-school their son, despite being told catching coronavirus (COVID-19) could...
More people in younger age groups are being allowed to get their covid jab across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) area as health leaders push to get more people protected against...
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Bedford residents CAN travel in and out of the Borough, following clarification of the latest guidelines from national officials. Bedford was among eight areas that were advised to restrict non-essential travel...
Drop-in vaccination sessions and a booking hotline for appointments are among measures to help Bedfordians get vaccinated as quickly as possible. The NHS and Bedford Borough Council are urging eligible residents to get their first COVID-19...
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People of all ages who live, work or study in the areas of Cauldwell, Kingsbrook, Queens Park and Wixams are being strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 (coronavirus) PCR test this week...
Bedford's leaders and residents were unaware of Government guidance, published on Friday, advising all but essential travel in and out of Bedford in the face of the rise of Covid-19 cases....
Virus hunters are hoping to be able to stamp down on the latest fast spreading coronavirus variant before it can tighten its grip on Bedford. They are carrying out a two-pronged strategy...
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Bedford Academy has temporarily closed its doors and removed to remote learning after experiencing a significant number of cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across their wider school community. In a...
Bedfordians will have access to surge vaccinations, alongside surge covid-19 (coronavirus) testing, as the it figures show the Borough has third highest rate in the country. Currently Bedford..
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...
Bedford’s director of public health, Vicky Head, was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this morning, saying that she was “really worried” about how quickly cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19 (coronavirus) are...