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100,000 critical workers to begin daily Covid tests

100,000 critical workers to begin daily Covid tests

100,000 critical workers to begin daily Covid tests

10 January 2022

CRITICAL workers needed to keep key public services running will be asked to take daily Covid tests to limit Omicron outbreaks in workplaces.


'Critical incident' declared at hospitals for one day

'Critical incident' declared at hospitals for one day

'Critical incident' declared at hospitals for one day

07 January 2022

THE NHS trust responsible for Dorset hospitals warned it faces "very difficult weeks ahead" after it stood down a critical incident declaration


Military helping local ambulance service amid Omicron surge

Military helping local ambulance service amid Omicron surge

Military helping local ambulance service amid Omicron surge

07 January 2022

THIRTY-TWO military co-responders have been drafted in to help South Central Ambulance Service cope amid the Omicron Covid-19 surge


Covid numbers surge in New Forest but no weekly deaths reported

Covid numbers surge in New Forest but no weekly deaths reported

Covid numbers surge in New Forest but no weekly deaths reported

05 January 2022

THE New Forest has experienced a surge in Covid cases over the last fortnight but without any deaths reported in the latest weekly update.


The self-isolation rules after a positive lateral flow test

The self-isolation rules after a positive lateral flow test

The self-isolation rules after a positive lateral flow test

05 January 2022

THOUSANDS of people are discovering they've got Covid as Omicron sweeps the country – here's what you should do if you get a positive test at home.


New Forest hospitality 'bloodbath' as flood of customers cancel reservations over Omicron fears

New Forest hospitality 'bloodbath' as flood of customers cancel reservations over Omicron fears

New Forest hospitality 'bloodbath' as flood of customers cancel reservations over Omicron fears

23 December 2021

CANCELLATIONS in the run-up to Christmas have been described as a "bloodbath" by a restaurant owner, as customers take precautions

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New Milton panto postponed to July 2022 over Omicron fears

New Milton panto postponed to July 2022 over Omicron fears

New Milton panto postponed to July 2022 over Omicron fears

21 December 2021

A NEW Milton panto set to open next week has been postponed to July 2022 over Omicron Covid variant fears.


Colourful benches unveiled in Totton as tribute to NHS

Colourful benches unveiled in Totton as tribute to NHS

Colourful benches unveiled in Totton as tribute to NHS

17 December 2021

TWO colourful new benches paying tribute to NHS staff and keyworkers for their efforts during the pandemic were installed in Totton.


WATCH: New Forest MP Swayne claims roads are 'killing more people than Covid'

WATCH: New Forest MP Swayne claims roads are 'killing more people than Covid'

WATCH: New Forest MP Swayne claims roads are 'killing more people than Covid'

15 December 2021

IN HIS latest diatribe against Covid-19 restrictions, Sir Desmond told Parliament the roads were currently more dangerous to people than the disease.

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Daily tests for children and double-jabbed after close Covid contact

Daily tests for children and double-jabbed after close Covid contact

Daily tests for children and double-jabbed after close Covid contact

14 December 2021

CHILDREN as young as five will be among those asked to take daily lateral flow tests if they're a close contact of someone with Covid-19.


NHS website hit by problems amid Covid booster jabs rush

NHS website hit by problems amid Covid booster jabs rush

NHS website hit by problems amid Covid booster jabs rush

13 December 2021

PEOPLE booking a Covid jab via the NHS website are facing error messages while those ordering home test kits are being asked to come back later.


The Plan B rules coming into effect this week

The Plan B rules coming into effect this week

The Plan B rules coming into effect this week

13 December 2021

FROM home working to how to download a Covid Pass, here's everything you need to know about this week's new Plan B rules.


New Forest MP plays down new link to Lymington firm he helped get £100m PPE contracts

New Forest MP plays down new link to Lymington firm he helped get £100m PPE contracts

New Forest MP plays down new link to Lymington firm he helped get £100m PPE contracts

10 December 2021

PAST links have been unearthed between Dr Julian Lewis and a relative of the directors of a Lymington firm given nearly £100m worth of PPE contracts.

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Home-working from Monday as government enacts Plan B over fast-spreading Omicron Covid variant

Home-working from Monday as government enacts Plan B over fast-spreading Omicron Covid variant

Home-working from Monday as government enacts Plan B over fast-spreading Omicron Covid variant

09 December 2021

THE government has moved to Plan B and the nation is urged to work from home from Monday.


'Defending the indefensible' – New Forest MP on Number 10 party row

'Defending the indefensible' – New Forest MP on Number 10 party row

'Defending the indefensible' – New Forest MP on Number 10 party row

08 December 2021

'Indefensible' – that was New Forest East MP Julian Lewis's response to leaked footage of Downing Street staff joking about a lockdown party.


Fordingbridge Christmas Glow cancelled as New Forest Covid cases more than double in a week

Fordingbridge Christmas Glow cancelled as New Forest Covid cases more than double in a week

Fordingbridge Christmas Glow cancelled as New Forest Covid cases more than double in a week

08 December 2021

FORDINGBRIDGE'S Christmas Glow event on Saturday has been cancelled amid concerns over the Omicron variant.


Christmas work-from-home plans drawn up as Omicron Covid variant spreads

Christmas work-from-home plans drawn up as Omicron Covid variant spreads

Christmas work-from-home plans drawn up as Omicron Covid variant spreads

08 December 2021

THE government is drawing up new work-from-home plans in an attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant, it was reported today.


First cases of Omicron Covid variant confirmed in Hampshire

First cases of Omicron Covid variant confirmed in Hampshire

First cases of Omicron Covid variant confirmed in Hampshire

06 December 2021

THREE positive cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have been identified in Hampshire, the county council has confirmed.


Doctor faces £5,000 bill after Covid strands her in South Africa

Doctor faces £5,000 bill after Covid strands her in South Africa

Doctor faces £5,000 bill after Covid strands her in South Africa

03 December 2021

AN NHS doctor who grew up in the New Forest has been left with a £5,000 bill after being stranded for days in South Africa.


Omicron: Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variant so far

Omicron: Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variant so far

Omicron: Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variant so far

29 November 2021

It's the Covid variant causing concern worldwide, with the WHO describing it as a very high global risk, but what do we know about Omicron so far?

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