Funding is now available for to help support local voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to £5,000 are now available to ease the immediate difficulties communities are facing and to support their recovery over the coming weeks and months.Litton Cheney Parish Council is eligible to apply for grants so, if your organisation is in need of support, please contact the Parish Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health update on COVID-19 cases in DorsetCase rates across the county have continued to fall during the lockdown. However our case rates remain above the average for the South West (70.2). We all need to keep working together to bring these rates down further.
Vaccinations in Dorset milestoneFantastic news -over a quarter of a million local people have had at least one dose of the vaccine!Watch the video above to see how this has been done. It's been a really tough year, but there's light at the end of the tunnel. Community testingPublic Health Dorset, on behalf of Dorset Council, have set up a Dorset Rapid Community Testing Programme for local business employees who cannot work from home, due to the public facing nature of their role.463 businesses and organisations have already registered and are getting tested under this service.We are now asking businesses and organisations open under current government restrictions and employing fewer than 50 (including the self-employed) to register their interest in weekly lateral flow device testing. Employees must sign up to six weeks of testing.If your business or organisation has been told it is able to access the testing programme you can book your weekly lateral flow test.
Unpaid carers can now request free PPEAre you an unpaid carer in the Dorset Council area? You can now request free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for when you're carrying out your caring responsibilities.
Fake text messages targeting Dorset residents!If you receive a text message like the one above, claiming to be from Gov.uk about a COVID-19 grant that you are eligible for, please delete it immediately and do not open the link. These look very convincing but they have no affiliation with the Government and will compromise your personal data if clicked.
Volunteers, we thank youPublic sector organisations across Dorset are paying tribute to all volunteers who have given their time and expertise for free during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dorset Road Fix 2021 – March sitesDorset Highways maintenance gangs are out across the county continuing to repair road damage and maintain vital infrastructure.