Explore Bedford has always championed local businesses, from the little Independent, the national chain (they employ local people) and all the organisations that provide us with the fun and cultural activities to see and enjoy.
During this unprecedented time where we are faced with lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many of our local businesses have had to shut their doors which will have a massive impact on their income and future.
There are Government measures in place to help some, however they still need your support.
The Bedford Independent has created a list of businesses still operating, albeit in an adapted way, so please do whatever you can to support them. The list is constantly being added to, so make sure you keep on checking.
We also reiterate that you strictly follow the Government rules about staying at home. We need to stop the spread and to also protect our NHS and keyworkers.
In the meantime we will be sharing stories and activities, including from our members, with ideas on what you can do at home.
When we come through this, we will again publish all the wonderful things to see and do in Bedford Borough. However until then #staysafe and #stayathome