Find out what post-lockdown restrictions will mean for Dorset residents

Public Health Dorset, along with the two councils that cover Dorset are to broadcast live to residents after the government announces what Covid Tier the area will be in after lockdown ends.

Director of Public Health Dorset, Sam Crowe, executive director for corporate development at Dorset Council, Aidan Dunn and cabinet member for covid resilience and public health at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, councillor Nicola Greene, will be hosting the live session at 7 pm on Thursday 26th November 2020.


They’ll outline what the latest Covid restrictions mean for our local area and council services, as well as answering residents’ questions.

Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health Dorset
Public Health Dorset

Director of Public Health Dorset, Sam Crowe

“What the next few weeks will look like”

Director of Public Health Dorset, Sam Crowe, said:

“With Christmas just around the corner, we know that people across both Dorset and the BCP areas will want to understand what the latest rules from the government mean for them and their families.

“Many people live and work across both council areas, so we wanted to hold a live session as soon as possible to discuss what the next few weeks will look like and hopefully answer some questions that people may have.”

Five-day Christmas period

It’s just been announced that up to three households across the UK will be able to meet up during a five-day Christmas period between Wednesday 23rd and Sunday 27th December 2020.

The UK Government announced on Tuesday 24th November 2020 that people will be allowed to mix in homes, places of worship and outdoor spaces, and travel restrictions will be eased.

However a formed “Christmas bubble” must be “exclusive” and would not be able to visit pubs or restaurants together.

Covid briefing poster

Dorset live briefing will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams

The Dorset live briefing will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams from 7 pm on Thursday 26th November 2020. Viewers should download the Microsoft Teams app to their device before watching and use this link to join the live event.

The briefing will be recorded and available via both Dorset and BCP Councils’ YouTube channels afterwards.

Residents in Dorset can submit questions in advance to or via the Dorset Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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