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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice, including help if you are struggling financially

Help if you need to stay at home due to COVID-19

If you don’t have family, friends or a support network that can help you get the things you need we can help you

If you have been told to self-isolate and are on low income or benefits you may be entitled to the Government's NHS Test and Trace support payment. Apply for a £500 one off self-isolation payment.


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Schools and childcare

Information on the re-opening of schools, childcare and school transport

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Business and employers

Support for businesses dealing with the disruption caused by COVID-19


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COVID-19 in Dorset

Latest updates and statistics from Public Health Dorset

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Communities and volunteering

Details of the community response in Dorset

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Local Outbreak Control Plan

See the Dorset Council Local Outbreak Control Plan

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Get a test

Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus

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