National Lockdown: Restrictions for England from 17th May 2021
Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 17th May.
What has changed from 17th May
- Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people and indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
- New guidance on meeting friends and family emphasises personal responsibility rather than government rules. Instead of instructing you to stay 2m apart from anyone you don’t live with, you are encouraged to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19. For more details read the official government guidance.
- Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas are permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
- People can attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events is capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
- Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
- Some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place.
- Organised indoor sport can take place for all. This includes gym classes. It must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
- All holiday accommodation can open, including hotels and B&Bs. This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
- Funeral attendance is no longer be limited to 30 people, but will be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing. Limits at weddings, wakes and other commemorative events have been increased to 30 people. Other significant life events, such as bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings, will also be able to take place with 30 people.
- The rules for care home residents visiting out and receiving visitors have changed, allowing up to five named visitors (two at any one time), provided visitors test negative for COVID-19.
- All higher education students are able to access in-person teaching.
- Support groups and parent and child group gathering limits have been increased to 30 people (not including under 5s)
- There is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. However, a traffic light system has been introduced. Find out the procedure when you return from a red, amber or green list country.
Detailed guidance is available on the Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do website.
Thank you for your continued support and efforts in the fight against coronavirus.
Springfield Park & Doncaster Avenue Recreation Ground
The latest Government guidance explains that people can exercise once a day as long as they maintain the correct social distancing rules.
People walking or cycling to our parks are welcomed and both walking and cycling are excellent means of active travel to improve overall health and wellbeing.
We thank you for your continued patience and understanding and encourage those wishing to enjoy the local parks and other green spaces in a safe and responsible manner.
There are specific rules for Play Areas and these are detailed on the Home page.
You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either:
- in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6)
- in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
- when around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household
- dogs must be kept on a lead
For more complete details and a list of exceptions, read the latest Government guidance on Meeting Others Safely
Thank you for your support and co-operation at his time.
Important information on the Coronavirus can also be found on the following links
Derbyshire County Council have set aside £1 million worth of funding to support residents and businesses who may be affected by coronavirus.
The authority announced the £1 million fund on March 12 to complement the government support announced in the budget and said it was an initial amount and could rise, depending on how seriously the virus affected the county.
You can find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions on the NHS website.
Learn more about Public Health England's 'Stay Home, Save Lives' Campaign.
Show the Derbyshire Spirit
There has been a truly heartwarming response from our Derbyshire communities to the coronavirus outbreak. People have been pulling together like never before.
Derbyshire County Council is celebrating this collective show of strength through the Derbyshire Spirit campaign and would like to see your tales of our Derbyshire Spirit in action.
Find out how to share what you, your family, friends and communities are doing to help in these unprecedented times, and see how others are showing the Derbyshire Spirit by visiting the Derbyshire Spirit web page.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire
Get all the latest health service information for Derby & Derbyshire in one place during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Coronavirus (COVID-19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. Whilst it is important to stay informed, there are also many things you can do to support and manage your well-being during such times.
Visit the Mental Health Foundation's website for helpful tips and advice.
Derbyshire's Mental Health Support Line
Derbyshire’s mental health support health line has moved over to a new Freephone number to encourage more residents to speak up and get help.
The health line was set up in response to the coronavirus outbreak to offer support and advice to Derbyshire residents of all ages.
The new number to call is 0800 028 0077. The service is staffed by mental health professionals and the line is open from 9am to midnight every day.
If you're feeling stressed or anxious during the coronavirus pandemic Derbyshire County Council also has a range of resources on its website to help boost your emotional wellbeing.
Erewash Borough Council
COVID-19 and Support Services
The impact of the Coronavirus is being felt in our communities in many different ways and will be personal to each individual, couple or family. There is still support out there for those who need it and it is important it is accessed if required.
Visit Erewash Borough Council's website for information on breaches of social distancing, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, mental health, online safety, scams, sexual abuse and violence, along with contact details for local and national support.
Help with your Council Tax
Erewash Borough Council is working to help residents who are struggling financially due to the Coronavirus lockdown and may have difficulty meeting instalments.