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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 …
homeless rough sleeper virus

Wiltshire Council has made an urgent call to hoteliers, B&Bs, and Airbnb providers to come forward to offer accommodation to house homeless people in Wiltshire during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Accommodation is particularly …

Information specialists One West, who work for a number of local authroties in the West, have issued a warning about a spate of bogus emails linked to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It a …
business support

The Government has announced a package of measures to support businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Details of the support available can be found on the gov.uk website. Follow the …
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The chief constable of Dorset has urged local residents to abide by the new restrictions on people’s movements in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. James Vaughan said he was ‘confident’ that …
rubbish bins dorset

After Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement last night, Dorset Council has closed all its household recycling centres (HRCs, or ‘the tip’) until further notice in order to comply with the latest central government …

Gillingham Primary School was forced to close ‘with immediate effect’ on Monday after a parent of one of its pupils tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The school, which had stayed open to …
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Dorset Council is asking visitors and second-home owners to help stop the spread of Coronavirus by staying away from tourist hotspot locations in Dorset. To help minimise the spread of the virus Dorset …
virus community

Dorset Council has thanked local residents for their ‘amazing community’ response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the Dorset Council area. And it says that to provide extra support where it may be …