A WARNING has been issued for homeowners on what to do with their waste if someone in their household shows symptoms of Covid-19.

The warning concerns member of the public or someone in a household that has symptoms, which could be caused by Covid-19 or have received a positive test result for the infection.

Dorset Council have asked for people to place cleaning cloths and personal waste such as used tissues and disposable face coverings in disposable rubbish bags.

These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin or authorised blue sack.

Other kinds of household waste can be disposed of as normal.

To dispose of any face coverings or PPE, members of a household should double bag them, store them for 72 hours before putting them in a ‘black bag’ waste bin, and never put them in a recycling bin.