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Latest COVID-19 figures for Dorset

This week, an amber alert has been issued through the Dorset COVID-19 Health Protection Board due to the rising number of cases in the area.

Following the national announcement on local COVID alert levels earlier this week, both Dorset Council and BCP Council areas are currently placed in the medium category (tier 1). However cases are increasing so we are urging residents to take action now, follow the rules at all times and prevent the spread of the virus. By doing this, we can keep transmission down and continue to enjoy doing normal things, safely.

If we don’t do this we are at risk of being placed in the high category (tier 2) restrictions, which would mean households would be banned from mixing in indoor settings.

It is time to act now and keep following the government guidelines to help prevent going in to a local lockdown. To help stop the spread and protect our NHS please:

  • Keep your distance and avoid physical contact with people you don’t live with or who are in your support bubble
  • If you are self-isolating as a close contact of a positive case, you MUST complete your 14-day isolation period even if you get a negative test result as you could still develop symptoms
  • If you have any symptoms, however mild, you and your household must self-isolate
  • Wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces
  • Wash your hands regularly

View the latest COVID19 figures for Dorset

Do these things to protect your friends and family and prevent further transmission in the area. Do it for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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