Covid-19 news

Check out the latest COVID-19 related news in Dorset.

This section of our site contains pages which will share our latest response and guidance on COVID-19 as well as the latest COVID-19 related news in Dorset.

We continue to update these pages with the latest COVID-19 related Dorset LEP / Dorset Gateway news and newsletters to inform the public, keeping Dorset safe and businesses alive and well at this challenging time. 

In this section you can find information about:

We have collated a COVID-19 Business Support Summary. Access loans, grants and schemes that you are entitled to, know how to support your employees and learn what your business can do to help in the fight against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Impacts and Recovery Research

We have also undertaken a COVID-19 Impacts and Recovery analysis of the COVID-19 economic crisis in Dorset in order to develop our understanding of the mechanisms by which the pandemic will affect our economy. This analysis includes the risk and resilience factors that will drive local economic outcomes, and how these could play out in Dorset relative to pre-COVID-19 baseline assumptions and comparator geographies. This analysis helps us understand the medium and longer-term implications of the COVID-19 crisis for key business sectors, clusters and sub-geographies – the challenges and the opportunities and to identify potential for local action and influence over outcomes. It also offers reassurance that our strategic objectives as outlined in the Dorset Local Industrial Strategy are still correct. This analysis has helped us identify the priority topics on which to focus to help speed up recovery. 

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