Coronavirus: West Dorset updates

[Page last updated 00.30 11th May 2020]

Britain's Coronavirus lockdown is a marathon, not a sprint, and we need to think about how we sustain ourselves, our families and our neighbours during this period – probably well into the summer. Now is also critically the time for social distancing and to stay alert and help save lives.

Call 111 or visit but do not go to your local GP surgery, community pharmacy or Hospital A&E.

I am in constant contact with local hospitals, healthcare providers, GP surgeries, church leaders, Dorset Council and town and parish councils, as well as Government departments and the Cabinet Office, to ensure we are as prepared as we possibly can be. 

I have created this page to help signpost relevant government and NHS updates, along with some links you may find useful.  Also see my page on volunteering, buying local food, food delivery services and local initiatives >click here<      

Chris Loder         



The COVID-19 Dashboard:

Track coronavirus cases around the UK via Public Health England Tracker




If you are self-isolating or know people who are in need of help, call Dorset Council's dedicated helpline, open 8am-8pm 7 days a week.

Dorset Council Coronavirus Coordinated Community Response

UK Government information and advice

UK Government news bulletins:

Dorset Council:

Dorset Council, Volunteering and getting support:

Public Health Dorset:

Public Health England latest:

NHS 111 Online patient advice questionnaire:

NHS Advice for clinicians and healthcare professionals:

NHS Latest news:

NHS Advice for travellers:

NHS Common questions on Coronavirus:

Foreign Office travel advice:

World Health Organisation latest:

Schools/Educational updates:

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687


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