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A new NHS Test and Trace system has been launched across England to help identify those who have had close contact with people who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Dorset residents encouraged to use NHS Test and Trace service

A new NHS Test and Trace system has been launched across England to help identify those who have had close contact with people who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Dorset leaders ask for the public to use common sense and to ‘think twice’ before rushing to Dorset.

Think twice before travelling this weekend

Dorset leaders ask for the public to use common sense and to ‘think twice’ before rushing to Dorset.

Frontline staff from across Dorset are joining together thanking people for following social distancing guidelines and staying at home.

Thank you for staying at home

Frontline staff from across Dorset are joining together thanking people for following social distancing guidelines and staying at home.

Friday 8 May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the official end of the Second World War in Europe, and we want everyone to commemorate this special day safely.

Celebrate the VE Day bank holiday safely

Friday 8 May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the official end of the Second World War in Europe, and we want everyone to commemorate this special day safely.

The Dorset Local Resilience Forum is made up of wide range of emergency services to keep the public safe.

Public sector agencies working together to keep public safe and informed

The Dorset Local Resilience Forum is made up of wide range of emergency services to keep the public safe.

Public Health Dorset and partners are working together to get prescribed medicine to vulnerable residents.

Working together to get medicines delivered to vulnerable residents

Public Health Dorset and partners are working together to get prescribed medicine to vulnerable residents.

Some families across Dorset are able to apply for help to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and milk

Helping hand to buy fresh fruit and veg with Healthy Start

Some families across Dorset are able to apply for help to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and milk

<p>A drive-through coronavirus testing facility for NHS and other key workers is to open at Creekmoor Park and Ride in Poole.</p>

Poole coronavirus regional testing centre to open for key workers

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility for NHS and other key workers is to open at Creekmoor Park and Ride in Poole.

Volunteers are helping pharmacies in Dorset to deliver medicines to residents who are self-isolating or unable to collect medicines in person.

Volunteers helping pharmacies deliver medicine to residents

Volunteers are helping pharmacies in Dorset to deliver medicines to residents who are self-isolating or unable to collect medicines in person.

Police, ambulance, councils and others unite to tackle #Unacceptable verbal abuse, assaults and attacks on key workers.

#Unacceptable verbal abuse, assaults and attacks on key workers

Police, ambulance, councils and others unite to tackle #Unacceptable verbal abuse, assaults and attacks on key workers.

Workers in the social care sector play a huge role in looking after members of the community during the coronavirus outbreak. Show your support and #ClapForCarers.

A big thank you to everyone in the care profession – clap for our care workers

Workers in the social care sector play a huge role in looking after members of the community during the coronavirus outbreak. Show your support and #ClapForCarers.

Smokers in Dorset are being urged to #QuitforCovid as new evidence shows that smokers are at increased risk of developing severe respiratory disease from the virus.

Smokers in Dorset urged to #QuitforCovid

Smokers in Dorset are being urged to #QuitforCovid as new evidence shows that smokers are at increased risk of developing severe respiratory disease from the virus.

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