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.

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...
Speaking to Bedfordshire primary school teacher, Caroline Coster, two things are immediately apparent. Firstly, you are unlikely to meet a more positive person and secondly, you are unlikely...
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Fourteen cases of coronavirus have been linked to a local construction project as public health chiefs warn of an exponential rise in coronavirus across Bedford borough. The building project...
Bedford Hospital entrance
A technical glitch has created a false 'death spike' in coronavirus related figures published yesterday (Tuesday) at Bedford Hospital.It was reported...
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...
A Year 11 pupil from Bedford School is the brains behind the amazing fund-raising story that is currently sweeping the nation...
School children
Bedford Borough Council won't issue fines to parents, who keep children home from primary schools that open this week, despite the Prime Minister saying "schools are safe". In a statement on Facebook...
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...
Councillors have hit back at claims that Bedford has been dragged into tier 2 coronavirus restrictions by Luton.Before the second national lockdown, which...
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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...
Chris Robinson
Moving tributes have been paid to Chris Robinson, who sadly died yesterday (8 April) after contracting coronavirus. Chris, 59, was a fixture on Bedford...
Bedford Hospitals Trust has admitted that 'medically fit' patients who were waiting to be discharged caught covid on its wards. Six serious incidents are being investigated of potentially avoidable deaths where the infection was contracted on the hospital site...