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.

A personal trainer from Bedford has completed training to deliver Long Covid recovery support to help sufferers back to fitness. Larissa Clarke, who runs Transition Coaching, was inspired...
Jill and Tony Izzard 60th Wedding Anniversary
Lockdown life: Jill and Tony tell us how their 60th wedding anniversary plans have been put on hold and they face another significant challenge. We’ve been together for so many years...
People are being asked to 'bash your garden boundary' while in lockdown and help raise funds for the Sue Ryder St John's Hospice in Moggerhanger. Usually the Bash the Beds Boundary' event...
Fitness At Home
As lockdown 2.0 continues, many of us will be wondering how we can continue our daily routine, not least staying healthy and fit. Towers Health & Racquets Club on Clapham Road, Bedford...
A team based in Bedford say their work has the "potential to transform the global battle against coronavirus and other viruses" after they developed a 'buffer' to used in testing kits, making them...
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...
older person
Hero staff at care homes in Bedford are fearful about a rising second wave of coronavirus, a meeting heard. Care staff have been battling to protect some...
Major planning decisions will be taken behind closed doors until the coronavirus crisis is over. Bedford Council’s planning committee has decided...
Bedford station is looking brighter, thanks to dozens of posters by young local artists who wanted to say "thank you" to key workers using Bedford station to get to work.  Station Manager...
Living It Up
A charity that works with adults with learning disabilities in Bedford welcomed the Government's vaccine u-turn yesterday (Wednesday). Following a campaign by DJ Jo Whiley, the government has announced that vaccinations...
Boyds Bedford Thank you
Boyds of Bedford have partnered with the ‘Bedford Big Thank You’ campaign to release a charity t-shirt to raise money to support those working in the NHS...
Bedford Blues generic holding card
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has declared all rugby below the Premiership as finished for the season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping...