Latest update from the Dorset Council
Here is a statement (dated 21st December) from Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health for Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils:
“We are aware of confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Broadmayne First School. The school is working closely with Public Health Dorset, Dorset Council and Public Health England South West to ensure that all necessary measures are being met.
“All close contacts of the confirmed cases have been notified and need to self-isolate for 10 days. Contacts of the confirmed cases should get tested if they go on to develop symptoms. Even if people test negative, they must still self-isolate for 10 days.”
This information has been posted here: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2020/11/09/update-on-schools-managing-coronavirus/
Donations for Dorchester’s Food Bank can once again be left at St Martin’s Church, Broadmayne. The collection box will be located in the church porch, so it can be accessed when the church itself is locked. Donations will be collected regularly and taken to the Food Bank by one of our volunteers, through the Christmas period and beyond.
Please donate only items which are non-perishable / long-life, such as food in tins, bottles and jars, tea bags, coffee, long-life milk, cereal, pasta, rice. Personal care items such as shampoo, soap or toothpaste are also welcomed.
Please give generously to help those in straitened circumstances. Thank you.
Tim Clayton for St Martin’s PCC
We have continued to see a decline in case numbers and 7-day case rates for both Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset Council areas, although this appears to have levelled out in recent days. We have also started to see a reduction in the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital beds.
We need to continue following the key public health measures to prevent cases increasing again:
As we approach the festive period, some people will be looking forward to forming a Christmas bubble. It is important to remember that COVID-19 will not be taking a break over Christmas. You don’t have to form a Christmas bubble, but if you are planning to do so you should consider the risks to everyone involved carefully. You should also start to reduce any unnecessary social contact with others now to minimise the risk of transmission.
Summary of the most recent data: