Restrictions for Derby & Derbyshire from 2nd December 2020
The national restrictions end on December 2nd and England will now move back into the previous tier system.
Regardless of what tier you’re in shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector will re-open, but restrictions will be in place to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The Government has placed Derbyshire and Derby into Tier 3 (Very High) coronavirus alert level. This means:
- you must not meet socially indoors, or in most outdoor places, with anybody you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble
- you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches or countryside accessible to the public
- hospitality settings, such as bars pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed but can operate a take-out or collection service
- accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close
- indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close
- exercise classes and organised sport can take place outdoors but avoid higher-risk contact activity, none indoors unless it is with a household or bubble, organised sport for elite athletes, under 18s and people with disabilities can continue
- you should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays, other than where necessary.
Thank you for your continued support and efforts in the fight against coronavirus. More information on the tier system and what it means can be found in the Government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan.
The Government has announced a temporary relaxation of restrictions from the 23rd – 27th December where you can form a ‘Christmas bubble’ with friends or family.
- you can form a ‘Christmas bubble’ made up of people from no more than three households.
- existing support bubbles count as one household towards the three-household limit. This means that if you are in a support bubble, you can collectively form a Christmas bubble with two other households.
- you can only be in one Christmas bubble and you cannot change your Christmas bubble
- you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces.
- you cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble.
We all welcome the opportunity to spend time with loved ones this Christmas, but it’s important to remember coronavirus hasn’t gone away.
Follow the Christmas guidelines, wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering where required and keep a safe distance from people not in your bubble.
Springfield Park & Doncaster Avenue Recreation Ground
The latest Government guidance explains that people can exercise as much as they wish outdoors and travel to places for outdoor exercise 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 exercise or visit outdoor places with:
- the people you live with
- your support bubble
- or, when on your own, 1 person from another household
(Children under 5, as well as disabled people dependent on round-the-clock care are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside)
- 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.