Vaccines for the 25s and over

Everyone aged 25 or over can now be vaccinated

If you are aged 25 or over, or will turn 25 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

It’s important that you have 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at 2 appointments and that you get the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after getting your 1st dose.

Vaccinating as many people as possible is going to break the link between infection and hospital/death, please urge anyone you know who is over 25 to book a vaccination.

Click this link for more information about booking a jab (opens in another tab)



Follow the rules after you’ve been vaccinated

A message from Public Health Dorset

Follow the rules after you’ve been vaccinated

The vaccine offers the best protection against COVID-19, but after you have been vaccinated, it’s important to continue to follow the rules, to help stop the spread of the virus.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidance, wear a face covering and wash your hands before you leave your house and when you return.

More information on why following the guidance after being vaccinated is so important


A Chart showing that COVID case numbers in Dorset remain low.

A35 – Open – 15 cubic metres of concrete later

This final message from Highways England


The A35 westbound (towards Dorchester) is now reopen between the A31 at Bere Regis and the A35 at Stinsford roundabout following extensive repair works by Highways England.

 Drivers heading westbound were unable to use the road following the emergence of a large surface defect and safety concerns.

 But following a successful programme of repair work, the road has been able to open ahead of schedule, with motorists able to use the road from 0800hrs this morning.

 The repair work involved detailed survey and design work, before 15 cubic metres of foam concrete was poured into the defect on the carriageway.

 Once cured, the top surface of the road was re-laid using low carbon asphalt which sets quicker, before road markings and studs were reinstated.

 During the closure, Highways England also undertook various other work including litter collection, a drainage clearance and survey, as well as a structural inspection, further reducing the need for future closures.

 We would like to thank our colleagues at Dorset Council for helping with the diversion route, assisting residents, and providing some of the road crews, thus enabling us to remove the closure at the earliest possible time.

 Highways England apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of the closure.

A35 Diversion – Is the end in sight?

This message received from Balfour Beatty this morning:


We apologies for any inconvenience caused by these emergency works and thank you for your patience and understanding.

The closure and diversion that is used is that agreed by Dorset Council, Highways England, Connect and ourselves.

We are pleased to say that every effort has been made to accelerate to works and it is hoped that the Day time Road closure will be removed before rush hour on Thursday morning.