Here is a 'central' listing of some useful / reliable web sites that
you can access - just click on the listing below: they will be kept
under review ( let me know if they fail - I'll sort it soonest! ):
This first page/link is VERY IMPORTANT: it is the Dorset Council
'Community response resource'; it attempts to cover all aspects of
supporting vulnerable / isolated people across the county: in
particular, if you want to volunteer, are healthy & able, have a
look at the entry " I want to help - who can I contact? ".
Dorset Council: " Dorset Together " - community response
Dorset Volunteering Centre: for individuals and organisations to register availability
and of course these are important sources of information ....
UK Government 12th October Update
- This is a MAJOR CHANGE in the virus control regime: it introduces the ' 3-Tier ' system across England: Medium (Tier 1), High (Tier 2) and Very High (Tier 3); currently West Moors, along with Dorset & BCP are in the 'Medium' category - and this means that, effectively, there is no appreciable change from the measures introduced on 22nd September ( summarised below ).
NHS main Coronavirus information pageUK Government source for essential background documents & advice
BBC Coronavirus information page
Dorset Council: latest news and advice
The 22nd September update mandated: pubs/bars and restaurants now have to close at/by 10.00 pm ... table service ONLY ... Names / contact details MUST be given ... people are once again being encouraged to WORK FROM HOME where possible ... face coverings compulsory for bar staff, shop workers and waiting staff ( in addition to the mask-wearing requirements in health, transport, retail, public-facility environments ) ... limit on guests at weddings REDUCED from 30 to 15 ... all plans to allow fans into sporting venues 'paused' ... only 6 people allowed as regards indoor team sports ... and gatherings of more than 6 people forbidden in indoor & outdoor settings ( unless part of a support 'bubble'.
Please refer to the documentation for a list of exemptions & applicability regarding these regulations. You should refer to community groups, clubs, hospitality venues etc., to find out how they will interpret the changed law.
This is the Dorset-wide advice source for all matters relating to support for business, education & community facilities. This page also has useful links to reliable / official sources of futher information.
- Dorset Council have recently published a " Dorset Council Local Outbreak Plan " and this can be accessed via this page.
And, if you're having difficulty understanding what the local regulations are ... the BBC have produced a useful application that will help out: just enter your postcode
Local rules - Covid-19 - in your area. BUT REMEMBER, if you move 'outside' your postcode area, say into Bournemouth or further afield, then the regulations may be different! There is now a gov.uk guide to the regulations - with a 'postcode' checker, available via the UK government link listed above.
If anyone has difficulty accessing the documents / pages above, please contact me via email.