Residents and visitors in Dorset are being urged to continue to play their part and prevent the spread of coronavirus as further national measures come into effect in England.
From Friday 24 July 2020, government COVID-19 legislation changes meant it was mandatory to wear a face covering in all shops and retail premises.
The wearing of face coverings is on all our minds at the present time, and at Poole Hospital, Christine Clark, a local artist, has painted staff members in their masks to showcase the work of the oral and maxillofacial surgery team.
Guidelines for wearing a face covering in England are changing.
If social distancing isn’t possible, or in circumstances where you’re more likely to come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, for example on public transport or in some shops, then if you can, the government advises that you wear face coverings.
Local residents unable to purchase facemasks due to the worldwide shortage created by the coronavirus pandemic have been thrown a lifeline in Ferndown.