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.

Breaking News: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced Bedford Borough is to be placed into Tier 3 until at least the next review of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on 23 December...
Bedford prison
A residents' group, representing owners of properties adjacent to HMP Bedford, has said that a Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak at the prison has made their lives intolerable...
vaccine
Health leaders have urged people to wait to be called to get their covid-19 jabs, which will be available only from the NHS. And a meeting this week also heard a warning that scammers are trying to take advantage of people...
Public health experts in Bedford are concentrating their messages on trying to limit the damage they fear will be caused by the Christmas relaxation of coronavirus rules. A meeting on...
vaccine
The news today that a 95% effective Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine has been authorised by the UK medicines regulator means that in just...
Councillors have hit back at claims that Bedford has been dragged into tier 2 coronavirus restrictions by Luton.Before the second national lockdown, which...
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...
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...
Mid Bedfordshire MP, Nadine Dorries has faced criticism following a message sent to a constituent from one of her caseworkers. The email is in response to a question about whether it will...
The introduction of 10 short-term parking bays designed to support Bedford's growing 'click and collect' economy have been welcomed by the town's retailers. The bays, at various locations...
Fusion at Home
Almost ten months since they closed for the coronavirus pandemic, Fusion Lifestyle has launched streamed fitness classes for Bedfordians to stay fit at home. Fusion Lifestyle run eight publically...
Councillors in Bedford have urged residents not to listen to an “increasingly noisy minority” of coronavirus conspiracy theorists. They pointed to a record and an increasing number of...