Dorset's High Sheriff has thanked staff and volunteers at Bridport Medical Centre after receiving his Covid-19 vaccination.

The High Sheriff of Dorset, George Streatfeild, and his wife Amanda, were invited to have their first coronavirus vaccinations at the medical centre on Wednesday, February 10.

With conversations with the public extremely limited during the lockdown, Mr Streatfield described the vaccination clinic as the 'perfect excuse' to thank staff and volunteers personally - with the message extending to medical staff and volunteers across the county.

Mr Streatfield said: “Dorset has been so successful in this that we have not had to call on any outside national support for help. That is fantastic and a huge credit to our county volunteers, council staff and those in our primary agencies.

“When we turned up for our injection, the speed, efficiency and clarity of what was expected of us was breath-taking; we were through in a matter of minutes. All the more impressive was the good humour and relaxed way we were treated.

“This is going to be a nine-month marathon, at a sprint, and the fact that there are so many volunteers who are so willing and enthusiastic about it gives immense confidence it will happen."