In the last seven days there were 263 confirmed positive cases in the Dorset Council area.
Cases have started to fall quickly as a result of the national restrictions, but we still have work to do.
We know that most infections are spread within and between households, which is why limiting social contact continues to be one of the most important tools we have to reduce infection rates.
Free parking days for residents and businesses this Christmas
To help you return to high streets across Dorset for your Christmas shopping, we’re offering three days of free parking this December.
Town centre car parks across the Dorset Council area will be free on Saturdays 5, 12 and 19 December 2020. This also includes Small Business Saturday.
Free device giveaways helping to shield people from loneliness
A second lockdown has been made a lot easier for some of Dorset’s most clinically vulnerable residents, thanks to the gift of free tablet devices.
Beryl Davies from Sturminster Newton with the new tablet that has made lockdown much more bearable for her. Beryl received training on how to use the tablet from one of Dorset Council’s Digital Champions
Update on schools
We’re working closely with Public Health Dorset and all schools to safely manage any Coronavirus cases that occur.