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.

Boris Johnson
In a statement this afternoon, the Prime Minster, the chief scientific officer, Sir Patrick Vallance and the chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty...
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Public health experts in Bedford are expecting a high Covid-19 (coronavirus) death toll to continue for several more weeks as an infection bulge works its way through into hospitalisations...
grants
More businesses in Bedford may be eligible for a discretionary business support grant after new criteria was added. Previously, businesses were only...
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Fourteen cases of coronavirus have been linked to a local construction project as public health chiefs warn of an exponential rise in coronavirus across Bedford borough. The building project...
Secondary school
The Covid infection rate for secondary school-age children in Bedford has doubled since they first returned to school. And the number of positive case notifications is more than four...
A greater proportion of unvaccinated people will end up in hospital, but as there are so few unvaccinated in the community, they don’t make up the bulk of inpatients, a meeting has heard. Ian...
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Up to 12 recent cases of covid-19 in Bedford appear to be linked to one extended family, a meeting heard yesterday (Thursday)...
Coronavirus
The latest figures on the Public Health England website, updated this afternoon (Friday), confirm that there are now 20 coronavirus cases in Bedford...
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...
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...
The Covid-19 booster programme has started and is being delivered through some GP practices, pharmacies and large vaccination centres by appointment only, a meeting heard. Dan Ibeziako, from...
Despite the lifting of many restrictions in England, the council is urging residents to remain cautious as Bedford Borough has the third-highest Covid...