PUBLIC Health Dorset director Sam Crowe is set to jointly host a live online update on the current Covid-19 situation next week.

Mr Crowe will be joined by Dorset Council chief executive Matt Prosser at the event, scheduled for 5pm on Thursday, October 22.

A Dorset Council spokesman said: "Sam Crowe will give a briefing on the latest number and rate of Covid-19 cases in Dorset, and the arrangements in place to mitigate spread of the virus.

"Matt Prosser will give details of how schools, care homes and council services are responding to the situation and planning for the coming weeks."

Residents can submit their questions about Covid and the local response by emailing comms@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk in advance.

The live briefing will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams.

Viewers should download the Microsoft Teams app to their device in advance and use this link to access the broadcast.

The briefing will also be recorded and available via the council’s YouTube channel afterwards.