Temporary pedestrian and traffic measures put in across Dorset to help with social distancing will start to be removed as the summer season draws to an end.

Dorset Council together with town and parish councils worked with local businesses and organisations to ensure that people could keep safe while out and about following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions on June 15.

The closure of Marine Parade in Lyme Regis will be removed in the coming months as visitor numbers reduce.

However, road closures in place for Bridport Market days, which includes Downes Street and Barrack Street, will remain for the time being.

Councillor Ray Bryan, portfolio holder for highways, travel and environment, said: “The coronavirus infection rate in Dorset has so far remained low and the highway measures put in place in our busiest high street areas have played their part in keeping residents and visitors safe.

“Although these temporary measures will start to be removed, we will be working with our town council partners to ensure that anything still required to facilitate social distancing will remain in place.”