Weekly Covid update – nine deaths and 754 new infections in the Forest

NINE people with Covid-19 died in the New Forest, according to the latest weekly update, as infection numbers continued to climb. The new fatalities, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), included five in...

Former New Milton surgery boss joins plea for public to follow rules as Hampshire...

A SENIOR doctor who formerly headed New Milton’s Arnewood Practice has joined Hampshire health leaders pleading for residents to follow lockdown rules as the next few weeks “will be the most difficult we have ever...

Warning over coronavirus vaccine text scam

RESIDENTS are urged to beware Covid-19 vaccination scammers asking for financial details. By last Thursday, Action Fraud had received 57 reports of text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering the opportunity to sign...

Forest MP Swayne votes against ‘malicious’ third lockdown

THE third lockdown has been branded “malicious” by New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne who was among 16 voting against the new laws. Despite rising infection and death rates, Sir Desmond told the House...

‘Pull together and look out for your neighbours’ – plea from New Forest council...

THE leader of New Forest District Council has called on residents to “pull together” amid the third national lockdown – and also appealed for people “look out” for their neighbours. Cllr Barry Rickman made the...

Weekly Covid update – four new deaths in the Forest

THERE have been four new Covid-19 deaths in the New Forest, according to the latest weekly update released today (Wednesday). The figures were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Two were in a...

Covid test centre in Christchurch to increase opening from two to seven days a...

A CORONAVIRUS test centre in Christchurch is set to increase its capacity by opening seven days a week. The walk-in site at Two Riversmeet car park, where appointments must be booked, is currently visited by...

‘Stay at home’ plea as third national lockdown starts

RESIDENTS have been urged to stay at home as England was put into a national lockdown by the Prime Minister last night (Monday). As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, people have been...

New Forest Covid infection rate continues rise in latest weekly figures

THE New Forest’s coronavirus infection rate has increased by more than half since the last update just before Christmas. As of Tuesday this week, the local case rate was 146.6 per 100,000 people, with 264...

New Forest’s move to Tier 4 Covid restrictions ‘no surprise’ to council leader

THE New Forest joining the rest of Hampshire in Tier 4 today (Thursday) came as “no surprise” to the leader of the county council who urged people to follow the rules. Cllr Keith Mans, who...
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