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Latest news, features, blogs and press releases from Public Health Dorset. If you want news direct to your inbox, sign up for our regular e-newsletter. Just fill out your contact details and choose ‘health and wellbeing’ in the list.

Latest news

New COVID-19 mobile testing sites in Dorset

Two new mobile testing units have been added to the list of mobile coronavirus testing site locations for residents who have COVID-19 symptoms and need a test.

Volunteers, we thank you

Public sector organisations across Dorset are thanking volunteers who have given their time and expertise for free during the pandemic.

Businesses and organisations to register for community testing

Businesses and organisations who employ less than 50 people and are open under current government guidelines are being asked to register their interest in community testing.


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Public Health Dorset blog

Child illness and being in school

Different examples of what you should do if your child is poorly during this coronavirus time.

Learning through adversity: healthcare for people who are homeless

How the health bus helps people who are homeless get health services they need.

Reasons to be sober

Davina Nuttycombe form Dorset is part of a worldwide network of people encouraging each other to stay sober called Soberistas. Read what positive changes have happened for Davina.

T'is the season for flu

Flu is much worse than a cold especially if you have a long term health condition such as asthma. Get your free flu jab.

Young people and alcohol

The last of our Alcohol Awareness Week blogs. This blog looks at the exposure of alcohol to young people.

Here comes the weekend

This blog discusses people's relationships with alcohol on a night out.

Alcohol in the home

A blog about people drinking more alcohol at home

What about not drinking at all?

A blog about staying sober


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