Saturday 4 July is the day many people have been looking forward to, as many pubs, cafes and restaurants will be re-opening.
With lockdown easing, Citizens Advice throughout Dorset have put special measures in place to help local residents begin to get back to normal.
Bournemouth hit the national headlines yesterday, when despite advice to stay away, thousands of people overwhelmed the beaches.
During the Covid-19 pandemic more than 123,000 jobs have been supported in Dorset, either by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or by the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
Hazel Allen, Hepatology consultant nurse and strategic lead for the Dorset Viral Hepatitis Service, is leading an initiative, together with local partners including ‘Hep C U Later’, a project that aims to eliminate Hepatitis C in the community by 2023.
Although Dorset libraries are still closed, the teams have been keeping adults and children entertained during lockdown with a packed programme of online activities.
Now that more businesses are re-opening and there is more traffic, motorists need to be aware that road works will be taking place on a number of roads in Dorset – and there will be delays.
With warnings in place not to have barbecues or fires in high fire risk areas of the county, Dorset Council is seeking agreement to look at measures prohibiting or controlling the use of disposable barbecues and other fire-related activities.
A virtual tea party is to be held this Thursday 18 June for Dorset’s Shared Lives carers and the families they look after to mark Shared Lives Week.
Inevitably, despite the gradual easing of lockdown and the opening up of businesses, there are going to be huge job losses.