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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest information and advice about the Coronavirus in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, including updates on services

 

 

Grounds maintenance work to keep our open spaces accessible starts today

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Essential grounds maintenance services, such as grass cutting will begin today, Monday 20 April, on large open spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Date:
20/04/2020

Dedicated support available for unpaid carers during Covid-19 crisis

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Local residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, who look after or support a relative, friend or neighbour and are unpaid are urged to reach out for support and advice during the coronavirus outbreak.
Date:
20/04/2020

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

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Like the rest of the country, and indeed much of the world, hundreds of thousands of Dorset residents - family, neighbours and friends are coming to terms with life as it is following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Date:
16/04/2020

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

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Emergency services and other partner agencies across Dorset are working together to highlight the #Unacceptable trend in the number of verbal abuse, assaults or attacks their staff face and the rising number involving threats of COVID-19 infection.
Date:
16/04/2020

Mortality Support Units procured for Dorset

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The Dorset Local Resilience Forum has approved two sites in Dorset as specialist mortality support units for body storage as part of the effort to respond to a possible worst-case scenario during the current Covid-19 emergency.
Date:
16/04/2020

Primary school places announced for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

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97% of families from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been offered a reception place at one of their preferred schools.
Date:
16/04/2020

BCP Council issues £30m in Grant support to the local business community

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In less than three weeks, nearly 2200 businesses across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have received grants totalling £30 million from BCP Council to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
15/04/2020

Council services wearing PPE

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Both BCP Council and Dorset Council have already changed the way they work in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Where social distancing or working remotely is not practical, that is where the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is considered.
Date:
14/04/2020

Over 100 businesses answer BCP Council's PPE appeal

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Following an appeal for more personal protection equipment (PPE), over one hundred local businesses have come forward to help meet the Council's front-line service demands.
Date:
14/04/2020

First virtual BCP Council meeting held today

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BCP Council's first virtual meeting was held today following guidance from the Coronavirus Act 2020 which has temporarily removed the legal requirement for councils to hold public meetings in person. This will ensure that all participants are able to contribute and vote without the need to meet in person, enabling them to make key decisions about council services during the Covid-19 crisis.
Date:
14/04/2020
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