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.

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At 8pm on Thursday 26 March, thousands of people from Bedford Borough took to their front gardens, windows and streets to simultaneously send a message...
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...
Prebend Day Centre
In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Prebend Day Centre is facing an unprecedented change in order to comply with government guidance and they...
Bricks - Building
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has this afternoon announced the support package that the government has outlined for self-employed workers...
Bedford prison
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, prison visits are temporarily suspended in all prisons in England and Wales, including at HMP Bedford...
The Southern League, where Bedford Town and Kempston Rovers ply their trade, has been cancelled following a universal decision from the FA...
To help keep the railway running for key workers, Network Rail is appealing for former professional signallers in Bedfordshire to help out during the...
Bedford author and illustrator, David Litchfield, got an unexpected surprise when he found out that his book was being read live on twitter by animated...
As the government urges people to stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bedfordshire Police is raising awareness of those where home may not be...
Kempston Fire Station NHS
Firefighters at Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service got creative to praise NHS workers for their service during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch Commander...
Allhallows
As pressure on the council's reduced workforce continues to grow, all Borough-run multi-storey car parks - apart from Queen Street - will close until...
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