Public Health update on COVID-19 cases in DorsetWe have seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases in both the Dorset Council area and BCP Council area over the last week. Both Dorset Council and BCP Council case rates are below the average for the South West and England. Hospitalisations related to COVID-19 have also decreased to 30 over the last week, down from 40 in the previous week. The levels of hospitalisations related to COVID-19 are much lower than during previous waves. The vaccine is continuing to have an impact on protecting people from serious illness and death.
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NHS services in Dorset continue to be under extreme pressureIf you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Please be patient and choose the right care. Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time. At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice. Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Help us improve our path network for walking, cycling and horse-ridingThe Dorset Rights of Way Improvement Plan consultation – which includes online maps – will help us understand the key issues that need to be addressed, and let you submit location-specific concerns and project ideas to help us improve Dorset’s public rights of way.
Further organisations to benefit from Dorset Council’s Community and Culture Project FundA further ten organisations are set to benefit from the first round of funding from our Community and Culture Project Fund.