New Highway Code – A Look At The Changes and Road Safety Tips

New Highway Code – A Look At The Changes and Road Safety Tips


Dorset Police in partnership with the Older Drivers Forum are offering free webinars on safe driving tips and the new Highway Code. 

This webinar will start by giving an update on the findings from the Older Drivers Task Force report, then cover the new changes to the Highway Code. The webinar will also give advice on safe driving tips to help mature motorists carry on driving safely for longer.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to all the speakers during a Q&A at the end. The session will last for 90 minutes with a 10 minute break in the middle.

Please register below to get your link to join one of the two identical sessions – you DO NOT need a zoom account to join. We can’t wait to see you there!

The webinar dates are:

•       Thursday 10 March at 2pm – Click here to register
•       Monday 14 March at 7pm – Click here to register

Visit to find out more on our webinars

Follow public health advice and stay at home if you have COVID-19

The latest from Public Health Dorset


Follow public health advice and stay at home if you have COVID-19

We are asking residents to keep staying staying at home if they test positive for COVID-19 or display symptoms of the virus.

Following the Government’s announcement that all remaining legal COVID-19 restrictions would end, there is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test from Thursday 24 February.

However, the public health advice remains the same and anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result should stay at home and avoid contact with other people to avoid spreading the virus to others. Find out what you need to do if you have COVID-19.

Read more from Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health for Dorset Council and BCP Council.

The Government has also announced that free testing for everyone will end from 1 April. We’ll share information about who will be able to access testing beyond this date once we know more.

Until 1 April, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can continue to get a free PCR test, and lateral flow tests for regular testing are still available.


Confirmed case rates have continued to fall across the county this week. Following this week’s national government announcements we are reviewing how we share data on the local situation. The format and frequency of this weekly update may change in the coming weeks to make sure the data remains relevant and useful for understanding the level of risk from COVID-19 locally.

Read the full update here: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Dorset – Public Health Dorset


Is your rubbish day a Friday?

Storm Eunice: Disruption to waste services

Friday 18 February 2022

Household recycling centres

  • All household recycling centres (HRCs, or “the tip”) will be closed all day.

For those who have bin collections on a Friday: –

  • Do not put your bins out for collection on Friday 18 February
  • We will attempt to collect missed rubbish on Saturday 19 February
  • Food waste will be emptied on your next collection day (Friday 25 February)
  • We hope to collect missed recycling on Saturday 26 February
  • Garden and commercial waste customers will be contacted separately.

All other bin collection days should be unaffected by this disruption.

There’s always someone to talk to

There’s always someone to talk to

It’s not always easy to open up and talk about how you are feeling.

If you need someone to talk to these organisations offer free, confidential support and a listening ear – with no judgement.

Connection 24/7 NHS helpline: 0800 652 0190
Samaritans 24/7 helpline: 116 123
Shout 24/7 text service: Text SHOUT to 85258