** Coronavirus Information Hub **

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 Do YOU need help?
If you feel you need help the 'Contacts' section of this web page (below), has a listing of useful telephone numbers of those who can help. If you find difficulty contacting any of these organisations, please contact me via email

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 & organisations to register availability ...

and of course these are important sources of information ....

%% NHS main Coronavirus information page

%% UK Government : ** 14th September UPDATE **

KEY POINTS:............

- This is an important REVERSAL of the relaxation of rules regarding meeting people INDOORS OR OUT: Full detail is contained within the document, but essentially you should only meet for 'social' reasons indoors or outside in groups of no more than SIX PEOPLE - family, strangers, friends etc. Please refer to the document for a list of exemptions & applicability regarding these regulations. The rules ( legally binding ) come into force on Monday, 14th September; they will affect gatherings of local organisations, groups etc., and you should refer to those groups, clubs etc., to find out how they will interpret the changed law.

%% UK Government source for essential background documents & advice

%% BBC Coronavirus news & information page

Dorset Council: latest news and advice
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.

If anyone has difficulty accessing the documents / pages above, please contact me via email

See the list of organisations below who can help at this time.
* AgeUK have been playing a coordinating role across Dorset: from late summer, the main contact point for our area is now the " Bournemouth, Poole & East Dorset ( BPED ) " section: contact them on:
01202 530 530
( main telephone number ),
01202 523 300
( Information & Advice Line)
[ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday - Friday ]
or email them

[ This entry changed 19th July 2020 to remove reference to Dorset-wide contact point ]
* Dorset Council's COVID-19 Response Hub is there if you don't have family, friends or other support network that you can call upon - there is a help line which can be reached at:
01305 221 000 ( 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday - Friday )
[ altered times / days of availability ]
or you can contact them using the on-line form available via the web site.

* Citizens Advice are still active, but obviously with the current distancing restrictions, they are not able to offer 'face-to-face' advice / guidance & will be very busy. Call or email them as follows:
Dorset AdviceLine on 0344 411 1444
or ( for East Dorset ) email them.
* NHS Volunteer Responders / Royal Voluntary Service are providing support from the large pool of volunteers across the country that came forward in late March. If you are in one of the categories listed on the web site that this scheme is able to support, then call 0808 196 3646 ( 8.00 am - 8.00 pm ). 
 Facebook links:
Several local organisations are using Facebook extensively at this time to make information available: the list below can be used to access those sites if required. 
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Pinehurst Community Church
Spotted West Moors (community-based)
St. Anthony of Padua RC Church
St. Martin's United Reformed Church
St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church
West Moors Town Council

Bulletin of local progress of Emergency (can be printed as an information sheet for distribution):

Issue 26 (Monday 14th September 2020)
Issue 25 (Monday 7th September 2020)
Issue 24 (Monday 31st August 2020)
Issue 23 (Monday 24th August 2020)
Issue 22 (Monday 17th August 2020)
Issue 21 (Monday 10th August 2020)
Issue 20 (Monday 3rd August 2020)
Issue 19 (Monday 27th July 2020)
Issue 18 (Monday 20th July 2020)
Issue 17 (Monday 13th July 2020)
Issue 16 (Monday 6th July 2020)
Composite of all log entries: March - June 2020, with additional 'context' notes