How to use NHS Test and Trace

As lockdown restrictions are eased, one of the most important things we can all do to control the spread of coronavirus is to use the NHS Test and Trace system.

What to do if you have symptoms

  • Self-isolate as soon as your symptoms start
  • Book yourself a test online or call 119
  • Anyone in your household or support bubble must self-isolate too

Read more about how long you should self-isolate.

If you test positive, follow instructions and give as much information as possible about your recent contacts to NHS Test and Trace. If necessary, they will be contacted and told to self-isolate.

If you’re told by NHS Test and Trace that you’ve been in contact with a person who has coronavirus, you must follow their instructions and stay at home for 14 days. You only need to get tested if you develop symptoms. Even if you have a test and it comes back negative, you must complete your 14 day isolation period as you could still get symptoms after being tested.

Help for children and young people affected by the pandemic

Children and young people’s mental health

The coronavirus outbreak is a worrying time for everyone. For children and young people, things like disruption to school life, not seeing friends and family and worrying about the health of loved ones may mean they are feeling more stressed, anxious or low than usual.

You can let them know about a range of support available to them:

  • 11-19 year olds can text the ChatHealth school nursing text service on 07480 635511 to get advice on a range of issues, including mental health
  • Young people aged 11-18 can log on to Kooth, a free online platform, to talk about emotional health and wellbeing
  • The YoungMinds website has lots of useful tips for managing mental health during coronavirus

Coronavirus updates

Change of location for our COVID-19 updates

As we are now in a quieter phase of the pandemic (long may that last!) there are fewer news items relating to local developments and they will now be posted on this news page rather than the specific COVID-19 page.

All the links to other, frequently updated, websites, such as Dorset Council, NHS England, etc., will remain on the original COVID-19 page.

Click this link to go to the COVID-19 page

Broadmayne Village Hall – an Update



At present, the hall is closed, but the trustees and committee are looking forward to welcoming our users back as soon as we can safely do so.

We are currently working on solutions to enable us to bring the hall back into use gradually, hopefully from early September.

We need to be sure that we can open safely for all concerned, and this will surely mean very different arrangements from those which went before.

Over the next few weeks we shall be soliciting the views of regular users of the hall, and discussing the situation in light of the ever-changing regulations and guidelines.

Please bear with us while we tackle this thorny issue and please continue to check the Compass magazine, village hall website, Facebook groups, etc. for the most up to date position.

Thank you.

On behalf of the Trustees – Tim Clayton – Chairman – 07443 659912

Vital Amenity Needs Your Support

West Knighton Village Green

Over the last few months we have all come to appreciate the value of fresh air and fun, but the amenities we value don’t run themselves.

The WK Village Green Committee, which looks after the Play Park that so many children from both villages enjoy, is in serious need of a SECRETARY. This isn’t an onerous job, something like four meetings a year, but it is so important that people are prepared to give a little time to support these facilities. I’m told that the group is “very calm and informal“.

If you think you might be able to help, please make contact with the Chairman, Rob Williams,

St Martin’s Church is now open for private prayer two days a week.

St Martin’s Church is now open for private prayer two days a week.

This message from St Martin’s PCC
Having conducted a full risk assessment to ensure compliance with safety guidelines, we are now opening the church for private prayer on Sundays and Thursdays, from 0930 to 1700. 
All are welcome to visit St Martin’s for prayer and quiet contemplation during these times. 
The church is being cleaned carefully before, during and after opening, and hand sanitiser is provided for the protection of visitors.
For the safety of all concerned, we do ask that anyone visiting the church reads and follows the notices on the outer and inner church porch doors. 
Thank you.

Broadmayne and West Knighton Closed Facilities

A reminder that, following the Government guidelines:

The Broadmayne Children’s Play Area
the West Knighton Play Park
the Fitness Equipment at the Broadmayne Playing Field
and the Broadmayne Village Hall


They are closed for your own Health and Safety – Safety Checks, Cleaning and Sanitising are NOT taking place at this time.

The situation is under constant review and facilities will be restored to use as and when it is safe to do so and when the Government advice is positive.