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.

Robinson pool & gym
Due to the high local coronavirus infection rate, Fusion Lifestyle and Bedford Borough Council have confirmed that leisure facilities in the Borough will...
coronavirus
With confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) more than doubling in Bedford Borough in the last seven days,  residents are urged to be cautious and to exercise common sense. Cases per 100,000 people rose from 39.8 last...
Sarah Ashley
A woman from Bedford who has recovered from the coronavirus is urging people to heed the government advice and stay in doors...
Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin asked a question of the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock today, regarding the Government's treatment of care home residents during the Covid-19...
Bedford Hospital entrance
A spokesperson for Bedford Hospital has today confirmed that 11 patients have now lost their lives to coronavirus. All of the patients were...
GP doctor
News that the council's public health team will receive a below-inflation increase of 0.7% core funding has been met with anger by the Borough's Labour councillors...
Verifile team
A Bedford-based background screening company, has pledged £3 million to support the emergency recruitment of health and social care...
O2 Mast Vandalised Barkers Lane Ind Est
O2 users in Bedford have experienced connectivity issues throughout the day, after a mobile phone mast was vandalised. Engineers were called...
Vaccine
GPs in Bedford say the rollout of vaccinations against coronavirus (COVID-19) will begin in January, subject to the vaccine being delivered. Starting with patients aged 80 and over, GPs...
Robinson Pool
Cllr Doug McMurdo, who oversees leisure and culture across Bedford Borough says the relationship with Fusion has been "tense over time" as they seek to get the area's leisure centres...
In the week she turned 100, Bedford care home resident, Norah Gould has received the best belated birthday present she could have asked for. Today (Wednesday), Norah and the other residents and...
Police on the beat
Easter weekend proved to be the busiest on record for Bedfordshire Police, as the force encouraged people to comply with the Covid-19 lockdown...