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.

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...
Major planning decisions will be taken behind closed doors until the coronavirus crisis is over. Bedford Council’s planning committee has decided...
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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...
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...
The Southern League, where Bedford Town and Kempston Rovers ply their trade, has been cancelled following a universal decision from the FA...
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...
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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...
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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...
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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has declared all rugby below the Premiership as finished for the season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping...
To help increase COVID-19 vaccination rates amongst Bedford's Sikh community in Bedford, SEVA Trust UK are hosting special sessions so those with concerns can find out more and...
Cyber security
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has released figures, showing a new drastic rise in fraud related to coronavirus. Updated figures show...
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...