In line with Government advice the Town Council has taken the following measures to respond to the ongoing threat from COVID-19


  • closure of our Public Help Centre
  • continuation of council meetings once a month via zoom
  • closure of The Grove at the Recreation Ground
  • cessation of weekend football matches at the Recreation Ground 
  • stopped issuing recycling bins/containers
Upton Cemetery is operational as usual
Play areas are open
Tennis courts are shut 



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Lockdown - what you can and can't do

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. Here's a brief summary of the rules:

  • stay at home - you must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary (such as to buy food, medical reasons, exercise, go to work if you can't work from home)
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
  • do not meet others - you cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with
  • schools and colleges - will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings like pre-schools and nurseries remain open
  • travel - if you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work




Stay safe - do it for Dorset. 

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Latest Covid information









What to do if you feel unwell, or live with someone who is unwell

Get a test now and don't leave home for at least 10 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
  • loss or change in sense or smell or taste

You could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate following a positive test for COVID-19

Financial help may be available to you if you are self-isolating and on a low income and/or receiving benefits.

You can find more information and advice about COVID-19 on the NHS website.