Thursday, July 9, 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.

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Bedford’s mayor is worried that the borough’s crucial R-rate might have gone above the critical level needed to control the coronavirus pandemic...
coronavirus testing
A council report has painted a grim picture of a post-coronavirus Bedford, saying there will be a "profound" knock-on effects of COVID-19 on the area that may last for a generation. The report...
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Bedford Borough has the highest coronavirus infection rate within the Eastern region. And with 685 confirmed cases and 174 deaths recorded at Bedford...
Doctor / GP / medical
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has sought to reassure patients after the British Medical Association (BMA) said the non-Covid backlog is ‘uncontrollable’. A BMA...
Rough Sleeper black and white
Could one of the benefits emerging from the coronavirus pandemic be an end to rough sleeping in the UK? Emergency Government funding has already taken...
School
The Bedford Independent has received information confirming that at least three primary schools in the Borough will not open as intended tomorrow. In line with Government...
Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament
North East Bedfordshire MP, Richard Fuller says he "understands and accepts" the Prime Minister's decision to not sack Dominic Cummings, despite not being able to see his...
Dominic Cummings - REUTERS:Hannah McKay
Journalism, has, on the whole, had a good crisis. My former trade has held the government's feet to the fire and highlighted key failures. But on Dominic Cummings it's fallen down - badly...
From opera singing to banging pots and pans, Bedfordians have shown their thanks for the NHS and key workers every Thursday for the last nine weeks...
Bedford Town Centre
As some elements of lockdown are eased, businesses in Bedford are beginning to cautiously contemplate the ‘new normal’ and what a safe and open town...
emmaus village carlton shop
Bedford Borough's Emmaus Village in Carlton says it will start taking donations again from next week, after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the charity launched...
pharmacy
Normally most of us would be clued up on what we'd need to do if we or a loved one was ill on a three-day weekend, but thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, things aren't as...