CORONAVIRUS HELP & ADVICE
The advice of the Coronavirus Pandemic has changed and these pages have been updated to reflect this. Please use the links below to obtain the latest information
PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
WARNING – Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser – Vehicle Fires
This is to alert residents to the potential fire risk in vehicles, caused by alcohol-based hand sanitiser. There have been a number of reports of hand sanitiser being the cause of fires when left in vehicles in the hot weather the UK is currently experiencing. The alcohol hand sanitiser is becoming heated resulting in flammable vapours being released. These vapours are reaching their ‘flashpoint’ and then ignite in normal air conditions, setting fire to flammable components within the car.
Please remove all alcohol-based hand sanitiser products from vehicles when they are not occupied, do not leave hand sanitiser in un-attended vehicles.
You should continue to use hand sanitiser as part of your hygiene routine where you cannot use soap & water. Remember: hand hygiene is one of the most effective methods to stop the spread of COVID-19 following indirect contact (picking up the virus up by touching contaminated surfaces and objects).
SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY
HELP FOR THE VULNERABLE
If you are vulnerable and have no friends, family or neighbours to support you, or if you are worried about someone in this situation, there is a new contact number for the help line if you need assistance during the present restrictions and you are now asked to ring 01305 221000 which is the central number for support in Dorset although you can still leave requests and messages at email@example.com and these will be passed on. The help line is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week and they have access to a large number of helpers throughout the County.