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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

Tier 2 restrictions: An open letter from Public Health Dorset

An open letter from Public Health Dorset to local residents explaining our position on the government's decision to place the county under Tier 2 restrictions.

Dorset and BCP Councils move to tier 2 once national lockdown measures are lifted

The government has announced that when the national lockdown measures end on 2 December that BCP Council and Dorset Council areas will be in tier 2

New COVID-19 mobile testing site

A new COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit is due to open in Purbeck on Thursday 26 November.


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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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