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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This afternoon (Tuesday), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has announced a raft of economic measures to help individuals and businesses...
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Today the government has launched a public health campaign that will not reach you. It won’t reach you because the government has not included independently...
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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...
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Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson has defended his and the Council's handling of its contract with Fusion, debunking comments by opposition councillors as "mischievous". He also said that...
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The Prime Minister has this evening (Monday) announced a full lockdown.He said, in a pre-recorded statement that, "...without a huge national effort to...
Despite the lifting of many restrictions in England, the council is urging residents to remain cautious as Bedford Borough has the third-highest Covid...
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Bedford Borough Council will receive an additional £8,945,733 of funding from central government to help offset the costs of responding the coronavirus pandemic. This works out...
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Emmaus Village Carlton has launched an emergency appeal for support after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their popular shop and bistro, which is a major source...
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In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Prebend Day Centre is facing an unprecedented change in order to comply with government guidance and they...
The Covid-19 situation in Bedford is stable but at "quite a high level," said Vicky Head, Director of Public Health for Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes at...
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A technical glitch has created a false 'death spike' in coronavirus related figures published yesterday (Tuesday) at Bedford Hospital.It was reported...
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A Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in Bedford’s Harpur ward was put down to one “indoor setting” and is under control, a meeting heard. In the latest figures the town’s Harpur ward was shown to have shot to the top of the...