New Forest and Christchurch moving to Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions from 31st December

THE New Forest and Christchurch will move into the toughest coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow (Thursday) amid rising rates and mutant strains. Health secretary Matt Hancock told the Commons the areas would be upgraded to Tier...

Flurry nice – nursing home lets it snow for residents

A HIGHCLIFFE nursing home has been enjoying a white Christmas time for the fourth year in a row. Residents and staff have been treated to flurries of the white stuff ever since the owners bought...

Hospital Friends donate £61,000 ultrasound scanner

PATIENT care at Lymington hospital has been given a boost with the donation of a £61,000 ultrasound scanner. The Lymington Hospital Friends charity footed the bill for the advanced apparatus which has been installed in...

Tier 3 Covid restrictions a ‘hammer blow’ for New Forest

BUSINESSES in the New Forest have been dealt a “hammer blow” by the area being put under Tier 3 Covid restrictions, it has been warned. The district’s two MPs have also lamented the decision by...

New Forest to move to Tier 3 Covid restrictions from Boxing Day as rest...

THE New Forest is to be placed into Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from Boxing Day amid rising infection rates, the government has announced. The move was announced by health minister Matt Hancock MP this afternoon....

Weekly New Forest Covid figures: Two deaths and 160 new infections

THERE were two Covid-19 deaths reported this week in the New Forest, according to the latest figures. One was in a care home and the other in hospital, said the report published by the Office...
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New Forest hospitals join coronavirus vaccination roll-out

TWO New Forest hospitals have joined the roll-out of coronavirus vaccination centres. Milford War Memorial Hospital and Fordingbridge Hospital have been named today (Monday) as the latest clinics, and are preparing to start operations at...

New Forest and Christchurch stay under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions

THE New Forest and Christchurch will remain under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, the government announced today (Thursday). Both Hampshire and Dorset had been under the ‘high alert’ Tier 2 when the system was put in...

Two more New Forest coronavirus vaccine centres named

TWO more locations have been named as coronavirus vaccination centres in the New Forest. Applemore leisure centre in Hythe, and AFC Totton in Salisbury Road, Totton, will both begin administering the jab over the next...

Weekly New Forest coronavirus figures – new infections on the rise again

THE New Forest’s rate of fresh Covid-19 cases has started to grow again, ending a run of reductions over recent weeks. One person in the district was reported to have died in hospital with the...
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