We want to stay in touch with the local people and communities that we regularly link with.

We’ll be using our feedback bulletin to keep you updated on COVID-19 developments and, importantly, to share information with you, from confirmed reputable sources, to help you and your families stay well and in the best of health during this difficult time.

We welcome any feedback from readers and any suggestions for inclusion in future editions.

Latest government guidelines on social distancing.

Read the latest government guidelines for social distancing for businesses and venues, workplaces, public places and gatherings.

Your NHS – Here For You

People living in Dorset are rightly concerned about contracting COVID-19 and the advice to remain at home wherever possible remains the same. However, clinical leaders across Dorset are asking local people to seek the non-COVID-19 medical help they feel they might need, and not delay and potentially store up more problems.

Please contact your GP surgery by phone or using the eConsult form on practice websites or contact NHS 111 to get the advice you need.

New Dorset Health and Care Library – for support and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond featuring trusted apps for both mental and physical health.

Maternity services send in your non-urgent questions about pregnancy and how our services are being affected.

Cancer Matters – if you have symptoms you’re worried could be cancer it is important that you still seek advice, so please contact your GP surgery by phone or submit an online form using the e-consult form which can be found on GP websites.

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters – For simple steps to look after your mental wellbeing.

Dorset Mind’s great new online platform offers virtual tours of different Dorset locations to help you relax. During the tours, you can listen to music, see on-screen prompts, inspirational quotes, and animated directions focused on breathing.

Support for carers

We know that in the current situation carers are under enormous pressure. We hope that the information resources below will help carers across the county access the help and information they need.

Dorset Council area

Carer support Dorset provides information, support and coronavirus advice for carers.  You can also contact Dorset Council’s Carer Support Team on 0800 368 8349 or email admin@carersupportdorset.co.uk

Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area

CRISP provides information, support and coronavirus advice for carers. Contact them on tel 01202 458204 or email: carersupport@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Carers UK  provides national coronavirus updates.

HM Government advice on looking after your own mental health, and those that you care for, including children, young people, and people who have physical disabilities, learning disabilities and autism.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us at communications@dorsetccg.nhs.uk if you have any questions.

With kind regards from all at NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group