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Dorset Police

A serving police officer has died but it is too soon to say whether his death is linked to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, Dorset Police said today. The unnamed officer, who was aged …
hearing aid

Action on Hearing Loss hearing aid clinics have been suspended during the virus crisis. However, the organisation can still help. ‘As all our clinics are suspended for the time being I can post …
bin collection refuse

As Dorset Council’s waste services begin to feel the pressure from coronavirus (COVID-19) employee absence and the need to introduce new safety measures to protect its workforce, the council says it is asking …
elderly Dorset

Vulnerable people in Dorset will have recently received a letter from the NHS, telling them they are at high risk of catching coronavirus and advising them to stay at home and strictly self-isolate …
Dorset Council

From the end of Friday 27 March, Dorset Council waste services (previously known as the Dorset Waste Partnership) will be suspending all Garden Waste kerbside collections. ‘We have had to suspend this service …
Dorset police

Dorset Police have praised the county’s ‘responsible and practical communities’ for their response to the new restrictions to tackle the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. But Chief Constable James Vaughan warned that anyone deliberately flouting …
volunteers

Dorset Council has made a plea for more volunteers in the county to help tackle the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. A spokesperson said: ‘You may have seen the overwhelming number of people volunteering across …
Prama stories Dorset

With the current restrictions in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, local charity Prama, who support older people and carers, have taken to the internet to offer alternatives to their PramaLife …
stay at home virus

Dorset agencies including Dorset Council, the emergency services and health authorities, have issued an impassioned plea for local residents to stay at home. In a joint statement to the public the agencies said …