Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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.

Coronavirus public parks sign
As Bedford, and the rest of the UK, begins to emerge from coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown the story of how we coped, the cost of it and what could happen next can be revealed...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) detectives are focusing their investigation on workers at Bedford Hospital and other healthcare settings, suggesting they're behind the high rate of virus...
Domestic abuse
Statistics suggest that more than 7,000 people in Bedford experience domestic abuse each year, and during lockdown, many people have been trapped in...
Boots Logo
In a shock announcement, Walgreens, the parent company of Boots, have announced they are closing 48 opticians across the country. They'll also make 4,000 people redundant in optician teams...
Boris Johnson PMQs
Mohammad Yasin, MP for Bedford and Kempston has asked the Prime Minister to apologise for laying the blame of 20,000 coronavirus deaths across the UK on care home workers and...
coronavirus testing
An investigation into Bedford's coronavirus (COVID-19) rate of infection suggests the Borough is seeing a fall in its R-Number. The two-week investigation by Public Health England and the Joint...
Quarry Theatre
Bedford's cultural venues - including Esquires and the Quarry Theatre - have welcomed the news that the Government has earmarked £1.57 billion to protect...
restaurant booking
If you're planning on visiting any of the businesses re-opening in Bedford Borough today, you must be ready to hand over some personal details - or you could be turned away...
Police on the beat
Bedfordshire NHS, Police and Local Authorities have issued a stark warning to people ahead of lockdown restrictions being eased this weekend. While pubs and restaurants will open...
coronavirus testing
A 'deep dive' investigation into Bedford's coronavirus pandemic is showing there are higher rates of infection in working age women. A Council meeting yesterday (Thursday) looked...
coronavirus testing
A more accurate picture of the number of coronavirus cases in Bedford and the rest of the UK is now being reported by Public Health England. And while it...
We are open - pubs 4 July reopenvideo
Bedford publicans opening their pub doors tomorrow (Saturday) have reassured anyone looking for a pint and something to eat that safety is their "top priority". Various 'non-essential' businesses...