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.

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...
Provident House coronavirus workshop
A Bedford business, hosting a coronavirus event this evening, has been criticised for cashing in on scaremongering surrounding the virus...
Coronavirus public parks sign
We are all still adapting to the significant restrictions on our movement which were brought in by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”)...
Coronavirus
Bedford Borough Council say that they're seeing a drop of coronavirus cases in the town in the last seven days. Statistics released a few moments ago show that as of 12...
Digital News
I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...
MiCasa SuCasa
YMCA Bedfordshire has partnered with DJs and promoters MiCasa SuCasa to host a virtual party this Thursday, raising vital funds for domestic abuse...
Rishi Sunak MP
Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a package of business support measures which he described as, “…unprecedented in the history of the...
Pound coins and money
Bedford Borough Council's Executive committee will tonight (28 October) discuss how they are going to plug a £26.4million funding gap caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Council says...
Mercure Hotel
Since lockdown was announced, Bedford's homeless charities and the borough council have been coordinating emergency accommodation for the town's rough...
restaurant booking
If you're planning on visiting any of the businesses re-opening in Bedford Borough today, you must be ready to hand over some personal details - or you could be turned away...
A group of councillors have called on all teachers and school staff to have priority access to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine. At last night's full council meeting, Labour Councillors...
A council meeting heard that care homes are already making preparations to allow one named person to meet with a loved one and hold hands as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions.