Wednesday, April 1, 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. 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.

 

Office coronavirus

Money
This afternoon (Tuesday), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has announced a raft of economic measures to help individuals and businesses...
Coronavirus
All non-urgent procedures are being delayed as Bedford Hospital deals with the coronavirus outbreak. The chief executives of both Bedford and the Luton...
In response to the on-going coronavirus outbreak, two of Bedford's Iceland stores are adjusting their opening times and creating 'OAP' hours to help...
Paul Weller
We all need something to look forward to in these dark and uncertain times, so thank goodness for Bedford Park Concerts. To celebrate their 25th anniversary...
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...
Bedford Hospital entrance
In the early hours of this morning (Monday), Bedford Hospital confirmed to the media that they were treating their first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus)...
NHS
Health chiefs across Bedfordshire are leading the way in the fight against the deadly virus which is sweeping across the globe. Amid constantly updated...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Bedford Hospital has confirmed they are treating a patient with COVID-19 (coronavirus). It is the first case in Bedford. In a statement to the Bedford Independent just before midnight yesterday...
NHS
An employee at Bedford Hospital has spoken exclusively to the Bedford Independent, about the coronavirus pandemic, saying the NHS is "not ready to cope with this." The employee, who did not...
C-19 community response
As the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak continues, many of Bedford's villages and communities are planning ahead, preparing to support vulnerable...
The coronavirus outbreak, which has caused the postponement of sport across the world, has also affected the Southern League, where Bedford Town are...
Bedford Hospital entrance
The Bedford Independent has learned that hand sanitisers have been stolen from wards at Bedford Hospital. It comes after shop shelves have been cleared...