Category Archives: Coronavirus

Dorset Council has thanked residents for their amazing community response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the Dorset Council area.

To provide extra support where it may be needed, several key voluntary organisations have been mobilised to respond to the impact of the outbreak and support our local communities’ efforts.

Volunteering

If you are part of a community group...

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Dorset Council Libraries have been closed because of the coronavirus.

This is based on the current advice from government as libraries are public places which have social contact.

"This decision wasn’t an easy one balancing the impact on our users and communities, particularly at a time when some people may need support and managing the wellbeing and health...

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Dorset Council says it is poised to help local business and the self-employed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Some businesses such as pubs, restaurants and hotels are already being badly affected by the coronavirus situation.

The Chancellor recently announced as part of the 2020 Budget that business rates will be suspended over the coming year for...

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Dorset Council has postponed all its committee meetings until government advice is issued on how to continue democratic services during the coronavirus pandemic.

In order to keep people safe, all meetings where elected members would make decisions on Council business have been suspended in order to comply with Public Health England advice on self-isolation and avoiding...

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With regret, but in light of recent government advice, Dorchester Arts is suspending all activity from Tuesday 17 March 2020.

At the moment this is for an indefinite time, but we aim to be back in the summer. The exact date will depend on future developments as the health and safety of our patrons is our...

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It is with a heavy heart that Dorchester’s Shire Hall team has decided to close the museum with immediate effect (17 March 2020). The step is to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and visitors given the progression of the Covid-19 virus.

In a statement the team said: “We take health and safety very seriously. The...

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