Covid-19 updatesSTAY AT HOME!
Our marvellous community is supporting the elderly and vulnerable.  See below for more information.

If anyone becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature do NOT go to your GP.  Contact  NHS 111 online service or call 111 if you don’t have internet access.

For the latest recommendations from our Government, click HERE.

If you don’t have family, friends or a support network that can help you get the things you need, you can call 01305 221022, 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week to get specific help and advice.
Alternatively, you can email

Up to date action being taken by Dorset Police re: the coronavirus – Click HERE.
They have a Frequently Asked Questions page HERE

Broadwindsor Community Stores

The Community Stores remains open 7.30am – 4pm (Sunday 8-11am)
Only one customer at a time in the shop.
Deliveries twice a week by arrangement.  Please note:  *New ordering times:*
9am – 4pm on Monday for Wednesday delivery; and 9am – 4pm on Thursday for Saturday delivery.  Phone Nat: 01308 301382, Teri: 01308 867424 or Sandra: 01308 867328


The Wobbly Cottage offers a delivery service of fresh bread and snacks to all in the parish.  Working in conjunction with Broadwindsor Community Stores for deliveries
Contact Dani: 07368 200249 or Rich: 07488 313857


Voltz TaxisVoltz Taxis are currently operating a one car service for NHS/Key workers and the elderly and the vulnerable.
Contact them on: 08000 833844

The Upholstery WorkshopStill taking orders, renovating and doing alterations with all things fabric on furniture is Tony at the Upholstery Workshop situated in the Square.
Contact him on 01308 868949 or on his mobile: 07745 572196.  Alternatively, email him with your enquiries at:

White Lion Takeaway May 2020


Over the hill in Beaminster . . .

Spar @ HogshillDave & Karen at the Spar at Hogshill remain open and well stocked. 01308 863353
8am -9pm with the policy of 2 people at one time in the shop.  The first week of April, they had over 200 deliveries to the elderly and isolated people whilst trying to serve the public that are visiting the shop on foot.  We thank you!
Follow their updates on Facebook HERE.


Nick Tett - Butcher

Nick Tett - MealsFruit 'n' 2 VegFruit ‘n Two Veg: are no longer accepting online orders for delivery or pick up, or operating their produce box scheme.
However, as of Monday, 11th May, their shop will be open, observing social distancing, from 9.30 to 2pm weekdays, and offering their usual choice.
They will continue to offer a limited number of volunteer-led local deliveries, to those isolating in Beaminster.

Opening Thursday, May 14th – Dexter’s Takeaway

Dexter's takeaway - Beaminster.



The following information was gathered from the GOV.UK website and is subject to change as further guidance is announced.

  • Health and social Care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, midwives, Paramedics, nurses, social workers, care workers, frontline health and social care staff including volunteers. UK health and social sector specialist and support staff. People working in the health and social care supply chain. Medicine, medical and personal protective equipment producers and distributors.

  • Education and Childcare

Social workers, teaching and support staff and childcare. As well as specialist educational professionals who must remain active during COVID-19 to deliver this approach,

  • Key Public Services

This includes people who are essential to the justice system, religious staff, charities and frontline services workers. As well as those responsible for managing the deceased, public service broadcasters and journalists.

  • Local and National Government

Administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID 19 response or the delivering of essential public services e.g. payment of benefits, government agencies and arms lengths bodies.

  • Public Safety and National Security

Police and support staff. Armed forces personnel (anyone critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs as well as those essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), ministry of defence civilians, contractors. Fire and rescue service employees and support staff. National crime agency staff, border security staff, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

  • Transport

Includes people who will keep the water, air, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response. This includes those who work on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

  • Financial Services, Communication and Utilities

Essential financial services provision staff (including but not limited to bank workers, building societies and financial market infrastructure). The oil, gas, electricity, sewage and water sectors. The I.T and data infrastructure sector as well as the primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key nuclear, chemical, telecommunications staff. Which includes but is not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and Data infrastructure, 111 and 999 critical services, postal services and delivery, waste disposal sectors and payment providers.

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