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.

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...
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Bedford's Booktastic children's book festival will be live-streamed after organisers decided they wouldn't let the ongoing coronavirus pandemic force them to cancel. With the literary festival due to...
Several educational institutions in Bedford Borough have helped contribute thousands of PPE supplies to local healthcare services and charities, with...
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Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) is partnering with The Harpur Trust to increase support and awareness of the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund. The Emergency...
The Southern League, where Bedford Town and Kempston Rovers ply their trade, has been cancelled following a universal decision from the FA...
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...
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With preparations for next season now officially under way, Bedford Blues have committed to giving free tickets to NHS staff for their first home game...
The NHS will begin texting nearly half a million people today, inviting them to book their life saving Covid-19 (coronavirus) jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment...
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In the latest legal column from Woodfines, Nathan Taylor-Allkins, Senior Associate in their Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory team gives an insight into how he has been balancing work...
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The Prime Minister has set out his plans for 'living with Covid', with the aim of lifting most of the current restrictions on 19 July. Boris Johnson has placed more emphasis on personal responsibility...
Anyone over 18 in Bedford Borough can drop in for their Pfizer vaccine this Saturday (26 June) at the Harpur Suite, or at two other locations Monday - Sunday. You do not need to book an appointment or show ID...
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Special constables are providing hundreds of hours of volunteer support to Bedfordshire Police force’s operations during the on-going Covid-19 outbreak...