From today, Dorset Council will offer £500 cash support for people on low incomes who have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
You need to be receiving certain benefits to be eligible. Cllr Gary Suttle says the government has given Dorset Council enough cash to support 268 people. This reflects our low infection rate. Apply for support here.
The government will introduce a three-tiered set of restrictions this week. Dorset Council has one of England’s lowest infection rates and we asked Cllr Suttle whether Dorset should have the 10pm pub and restaurant restrictions relaxed to help our county’s hospitality sector.