“My heartfelt thoughts go to those people who have lost loved ones during this dreadful pandemic,” Cllr Spencer Flower
The MSF at Poole port was activated towards the end of January to deal with a surge of deaths across the hospital system. It is part of the Excess Deaths Operational Plan – a multi-agency strategy that makes sure the potential bereavement needs across the county are identified and met.
The MSF has been staffed by RE:ACT Response Teams and BCP Council staff.
Cllr Nicola Greene, portfolio holder for Covid-19 Resilience and Public Health at BCP Council, said, “I would like to offer my condolences to those who have lost family and friends during Covid-19. Thank you to our volunteers and staff who ensured the deceased were looked after with dignity at the site.
“Although the temporary site is standing down due to a decrease of deaths in the area, I would encourage our residents to continue to follow national guidance, including to self-isolate if you or your family are showing any symptoms.”
Leader of Dorset Council, Cllr Spencer Flower, said, “We are pleased that residents of Dorset have observed the government’s rules, and this means that our infection rates are reducing. But can we ask everyone to continue the good work to keep everyone safe.
“My heartfelt thoughts go to those people who have lost loved ones during this dreadful pandemic.”
Find more information about registering deaths and funerals in the Dorset Council area, during this pandemic visit https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/births-deaths-marriages/deaths-funerals-and-cremations/register-a-death.aspx and in BCP Council area https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/News/News-Features/COVID-19/Service-changes-and-updates/Services/Death-registrations.aspx
Anyone grieving and in need help and support can contact Cruse Bereavement Care or call their helpline on 0808 808 1677.
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