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Community safety during COVID-19

We all have a responsibility to follow the COVID-19 rules. If you have concerns about others who may not be complying with the current restrictions, you can report them in different ways.

Reporting a concern about non-compliance

Households must avoid mixing. You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one). You may exercise outdoors with one other person, but you must maintain social distancing at all times.

Any breaches of the regulations such as households mixing inside or gatherings should be reported online wherever possible. You can also report online to Dorset Police.

Reporting issues about local businesses

Issues regarding businesses not operating safely can be reported to us.

Reporting issues about anti-social behaviour

ASB and noise nuisance should be reported to us online or alternatively you can call out of hours.

  • Report issues in Bournemouth online or call 01202 451145 
  • Report issues in Christchurch online or call 01202 795000 
  • Report issues in Poole online or call 0800 506050 

COVID Marshals

Our COVID Marshals work in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas to support with compliance of COVID-19 rules and social distancing. They wear high-vis jackets, highlighting their role as COVID Marshals.

What COVID Marshals do

The Marshals work alongside the Police, CSAS, BID Rangers and Regulatory services in order to provide a visible presence in priority areas, they will signpost businesses and residents to guidance and advice and refer information to Regulatory Services for further action as required.