Ringwood School chosen for new coronavirus screening test study

RINGWOOD School has been handpicked to take part in a groundbreaking NHS study to finalise the effectiveness of a new, minimally-invasive screening test for Covid-19 The NHS Test and Trace and the University of Oxford...

Health bosses aiming for county to emerge from lockdown in lowest tier

HEALTH leaders in Dorset are aiming for the county to come out of the national coronavirus lockdown still in the lowest tier of restrictions, councillors have been told. With both local authority areas in the...
New Forest leisure centres

Customer group walks out of leisure centres talks over handing management to private firm

THE group representing customers of New Forest District Council’s leisure centres has quit talks over plans to hand management over to a private company, the A&T can reveal. The customer focus group (CFG) walked away...

Care home Covid deaths on the rise again, new figures reveal

THE safety of residents and staff will remain the “utmost concern” as it’s revealed coronavirus-related deaths in Hampshire care homes have started to increase again. Following a month with no Covid-19 deaths in care homes...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Students asked to isolate as coronavirus case confirmed at Highcliffe School

A NUMBER of Highcliffe School students have been asked to self-isolate after it confirmed a positive Covid infection today (Friday). In a letter sent to parents this afternoon, head teacher Patrick Earnshaw said a “member...

Totton school reopens day after closing for coronavirus case

A TOTTON school has reopened a day after closing because of a coronavirus case. Abbotswood Junior School shut yesterday (Thursday) after receiving advice from Public Health England. It followed a member of the school testing...

Weekly New Forest coronavirus update – no deaths and 253 new cases

THERE were no deaths from Covid-19 reported in the New Forest this week for the first time in a fortnight. The death toll in the district remains at 138, according to the latest figures from...

Three more coronavirus deaths in New Forest as new infections rise by 176, weekly...

THREE more people have died from Covid-19 in the New Forest, according to official figures. The latest weekly death toll reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed all three died in hospital, bringing...

Second case of coronavirus at Hordle Primary School

HORDLE Primary School has reported its second case of Covid-19 in three weeks, with close contacts urged to self-isolate. The positive test result was announced today (Tuesday) by Fiona Adams, headteacher of the institution in...

350 coronavirus patients in hospitals across Hampshire

About 350 patients are currently being treated for coronavirus in hospitals across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, with about 16 on ventilators, it has been revealed. Health bosses said hospitals across the county are “coping”...
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