Dorset Council to give live briefing on COVID pandemic


DORSET Council will give a live update on the current COVID-19 situation and answer residents’ questions on Thursday, October 22. 

The council will be going live via Microsoft Teams at 5pm on Thursday, giving the latest update on how the pandemic is affecting Dorset. Sam Crowe, director of Public Health Dorset, and Matt Prosser, chief executive of Dorset Council, will host the event.

Mr Crowe will give a briefing on the latest number and rate of COVID-19 cases in Dorset, and the arrangements in place to mitigate spread of the virus.

Mr Prosser will be giving details of how schools, care homes and council services are responding to the situation and planning for the coming weeks.

Residents can submit their questions about COVID and the local response in advance by emailing

Those wishing to watch the briefing should download the Microsoft Teams app to their device in advance and use this link to access the broadcast.

The briefing will also be recorded and available via the council’s YouTube channel afterwards.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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