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.

Over 75s in Bedford Borough are now being invited to book their Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccines at one of two new centres to open in the county...
Virus hunters are hoping to be able to stamp down on the latest fast spreading coronavirus variant before it can tighten its grip on Bedford. They are carrying out a two-pronged strategy...
The Southern League, where Bedford Town and Kempston Rovers ply their trade, has been cancelled following a universal decision from the FA...
A vaccination centre in Bedford will temporarily close for three weeks following delays importing the coronavirus vaccine into the UK. NHS BLMK CCG confirmed there will be a pause...
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As of midnight, Bedford and the rest of England have been placed under a national lockdown to help curb the rise of Covid-19 (coronavirus). At a press briefing on Monday (4 January), Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the...
Bedford School Capt Tom cards
Watch the incredible time-lapse video as tens of thousands of birthday cards for fundraising superhero, Captain Tom Moore, are painstakingly displayed...
Wedding bride groom arm in arm
Bedford wedding businesses have described the latest statement from the Prime Minister as 'a huge relief' after it was confirmed that nuptials with over 30 guests could go ahead from 21 June...
COVID jab sticker envy Dave Hodgson
Vaccination sticker envy came to the fore at a meeting where councillors were in a happy mood after hearing some good news on the state of the battle against covid in Bedford...
Clear-panel face coverings
A charity supporting deaf people in Bedford has said that the impact of mandatory face masks in shops will be vast for the hearing-impaired community...
Vaccine elderly
The Bedford Independent has been told that COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the most vulnerable in Bedford Borough have arrived and vaccinations will start this afternoon (6 Jan)...
Fox Hunting
Bedford Borough Council has been criticised after awarding the Oakley Hunt £10,000 as a small business grant. The tax-payer funded handout was revealed as part of a freedom...