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Latest Covid information from Dorset Council – 20th November

Public Health update on COVID-19 cases in Dorset

This week’s overview: In the last seven days there were 420 confirmed positive cases in the Dorset Council area.

We are starting to see the impact of the national restrictions on our local situation with data beginning to level off, but this will become clearer in the next couple of weeks. We need everyone to follow the guidance, stay at home as much as possible and avoid contact with others in order to bring our cases down and put us in the best position for the end of national measures.

More details from Public Health Dorset

Stay at home – do your bit

Many cases of COVID in Dorset result from visits between different households. Remember – during this lockdown you should not be visiting other homes and no one should visit your home. Do your bit so we can keep case numbers down and exit lockdown to a safe and less-restricted Dorset.

See full guidance on the restrictions on the Gov.UK website

Coronavirus Guidelines for Parents

Thank you to parents and carers for following the coronavirus guidelines that are in place to keep you, your child, your family and your school community safe. Here is an important reminder of the rules.
You must not send your child to school if they have the following coronavirus symptoms:
• high temperature
• continuous cough
• loss or change in sense of taste
• loss or change in sense of smell

You can find more information from the NHS about coronavirus symptoms and there is guidance from Public Health Dorset about what you need to do if your child has symptoms of coronavirus and there is also advice about what to do if your child is unwell with symptoms not related to coronavirus.

Find out more

Coronavirus helpline for parents and carers

Are you really worried about how your child is coping with the coronavirus crisis and lockdown?

Do you need someone to talk to about how you can help your child and your family?

If your answer is “Yes!” to any of these questions, telephone 01258 474036 to make an appointment for a telephone consultation up to 30-minutes with one of our educational psychologists.

Find out more

Youth Covid Briefing – come along!

Calling young people – come to the Covid Youth Briefing on Thursday. (26/11)

This is your chance to get your Covid questions answered by a panel of experts. You can email your question, just send them to and we’ll put it to the panel live at 6.45pm on Thursday.

Find out more


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