Live updates and the latest advice on the coronavirus outbreak and how it’s affecting the Lyme Regis area:

MP appeals for help in supplying personal protective equipment to local hospitals

Man arrested in supermarket for contaminating goods

Council faces backlash after closing cemetery

Lyme Regis GP urges all to stay at home

Mayor writes letter to residents urging them to focus on positives during pandemic

New rubbish and recycling guidance for all Dorset residents

Essential road surfacing works will restart this month

Dorset’s public footpaths to remain open during coronavirus outbreak

Accommodation found for homeless during coronavirus epidemic

Free parking for key workers in Lyme Regis

RNLI’s Blessing of the Boats cancelled

Avoid bonfires and controlled burns

More than 100 coronavirus cases in Dorset

Town bus service to be suspended

Shielding Dorset’s most vulnerable residents

Hep available for those struggling with Council Tax

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Dorset

Digital champions ready to help during times of crisis

Police urge residents to be good neighbours

Dorset Council suspends car park chargers to support key workers and residents

Updates on community response to coronavirus

Palmers Brewery offers rent reductions to licensees

Garden waste bin collections suspended

Make sure you’re fire safe while staying at home

Authorities call for visitors to stay home this weekend

Stay at home with the Jurassic Coast Trust

History repeating itself for local hotel owners as they close doors temporarily


No more local football this season

Foodbank in more need than ever

Lyme Bay Radio suspends broadcasting

“Virus or no virus, we are here for you”

Community radio station lifting residents’ spirits

West Dorset will rise to the challenge

LymeOnline to suspend print issue for foreseeable future

Help relieve pressure on waste collection services

Lyme invited to join national applause for NHS staff

Churches turn to online services amid coronavirus outbreak

MP tells visitors to ‘wake up and stay home’

Dorset confirms first death from coronavirus

Holidaymakers asked to stay away from South West

Jazz Jurassica second major festival to be cancelled

We’re all in it together

How are bin collections being handled during virus epidemic?


The latest closures and event cancellations

Lyme Regis Town Council suspends all meetings

Guitars On The Beach still currently going ahead

Local business offering support during epidemic

Dorset Council postpones all meetings

Theatre and museum close doors

All local football postponed to later date

Lyme skittles league suspended

Town council to ‘support wider community’ through coronavirus pandemic

Local events cancelled amid coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19: What is it and how do I protect myself?

Community comes together amid coronavirus outbreak

Latest global figures (March 15 2020)

  • Latest figures from the World Health Organization report 153,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide
  • A total of 5,735 have died from the virus
  • As of 9am on March 15 2020, 40,279 people have been tested in the UK
  • 38,907 were confirmed negative and 1,372 were confirmed as positive
  • 35 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK have died
  • There are 22 confirmed cases in the South West including 6 in Dorset, mostly in the Bournemouth area

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Cup victor’s keeper isolated after suspected coronavirus

Perry Street League cancels all games amid coronavirus outbreak

Fears over coronavirus start to take effect on local life


Coronavirus risk closes district council offices

Woodroffe alleviates coronavirus concerns after students return from Italy

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