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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.

Red Lion Wilstead
Bedfordshire Police are investigating a reported breach of coronavirus guidelines and a subsequent verbal altercation that took place at a village pub. They have confirmed that their community policing...
Spot the difference. Two photos taken almost a month apart show no change in social distancing outside the Bedford Wetherspoons pub 'The Pilgrims Progress'. The picture on the left was taken by @kevin27677521 on 15 August, the right hand picture was taken on 12 September by Nigel Smith.
Bedford's Wetherspoons, The Pilgrim's Progress, has come under fire again after another photo has emerged showing a lack of social distancing in people queuing up outside. The picture...
PM Boris Johnson hands face space
At 4pm this afternoon (Wednesday), the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hosted a Downing Street briefing to outline the latest changes to the Government's...
Matt Hancock
New coronavirus guidelines have been announced by the Government today, making social gatherings of more than six people illegal in England from Monday...
With coronavirus cases in England reaching their highest levels since May, Bedford's Council and police chiefs are urging everyone to continue to follow...
coronavirus testing
Cases of coronavirus have risen slightly since last week, but are still below the previous high rate across Bedford Borough. There have been 11.5 cases of coronavirus per 100,000...
Robinson Pool
Cllr Doug McMurdo, who oversees leisure and culture across Bedford Borough says the relationship with Fusion has been "tense over time" as they seek to get the area's leisure centres...
Coronavirus public parks sign
The Government has announced that Bedford Borough is no longer a coronavirus ‘area of concern’ watchlist. The area had been one of almost 100 areas marked...
coronavirus testing
Cases of coronavirus in Bedford have halved in the last seven days according to new figures released by Bedford Borough Council. The Borough has reported 5.8 cases per 100,000 between...
Bedford Central Library
Bedford Central Library is to re-open this week, after being closed for almost five months during the coronavirus lockdown. The Bedford Independent received reports staff were preparing...
Pictures, like this one taken outside the Pilgrim's Progress pub in Bedford Town Centre, have forced the council to issue a reminder of social distancing guidelines. Image: @kevin27677521/Twitter
Bedford Borough Council has issued a reminder to Bedfordians to maintain social distancing after the Mayor was tweeted images of long queues outside a Bedford Pub by a Bedford Independent...
Biocide bio-mist
A Bedford company is said to be at the 'frontline of defence' against coronavirus after its bio-misting service was proven to kill 99.9999% of viruses, germs and bacteria, including COVID-19...