South Derbyshire’s Summer Playscheme has been cancelled for 2021 amidst continuing uncertainty over whether such large-scale events will be permitted.
“We know it is very popular with children from across South Derbyshire and we looked at all the options before very reluctantly reaching the conclusion that, due to ensuring that the schemes could be run in a covid safe way, we needed to make an early decision and cancel.”
The South Derbyshire Summer Playschemes have been running for well over a decade and are a very popular service, with over 6,000 young people attending sessions each year. They are delivered with funding from parish councils and the South Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership.
Active South Derbyshire hopes to reschedule a number of the cancelled sessions, once it is safe to do so, on evenings, at weekends and during half-term and utilise the run up to Summer to plan alternative delivery for the summer holidays, in partnership with the district’s schools.
To keep up to date with our service and any future sessions, check the Active South Derbyshire Facebook page: @ActiveSouthDerbyshire.
20 April 2021
Latest information about coronavirus testing kits to use at home
Thank you for your ongoing support in spreading the word about community testing for coronavirus in your locality. Here is some important information about free testing kits that can be used at home. Please follow the links for the full information including who can collect the kits.
You can get the kits in three ways:
- From our community testing centres
- From the government website
- From one of our mobile centres between 9am and 3pm. Please pick out your local one for your messages.
Every Tuesday from 13 April: Killamarsh Junior Athletics Club car park, 284 Sheffield Rd, Killamarsh, Sheffield. S21 1ED
Every Wednesday from 14 April: Amber Valley Area Office (bottom car park), Cemetery Lane, Ripley. DE5 3HY.
Every Thursday from 15 April: The Agricultural Business Centre (far end of car park), Agricultural Way, Bakewell. DE45 1AH
Every Friday from 16 April: The Arc (right hand side of car park), High St, Clowne, Chesterfield. S43 4JY
Every Saturday and Sunday: Glossopdale School car park, Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA
One in three people who have the virus don’t have any symptoms, so everyone is invited to come along and get a test to protect their family – either at the centre or a home test kit
The testing is NOT for people with actual coronavirus symptoms – they should book a test – more info here
|We are all leading very busy lives at the minute, and we understand that many people don’t have the time to wait on the telephone in a queue.
We are therefore increasing our ability to deal with your non-urgent issues online.
You are now able to send us a message to make a report or ask a question, go back to your busy day or night, and we will call you back.
To contact us online, please use our social media channels, forms or live chat function on our website:
Our digital contact channels are monitored just as much as our phone lines. They are staffed by real people, not bots, and there are no automated responses. You will speak to one of our Call Handlers who will take the same information and action your report in the same way as they would on the phone.
At the moment, less than 10% of our non-emergency reports are made in this way.
Please use these online channels, and keeping the 101 line free for those who perhaps can’t access the internet to contact us.
In the event of an emergency you should always call 999.
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Emma Page (Police, Comms Officer HQ, Media team)
Get Covid Facts not Covid Fiction
Derbyshire County Council is launching a new campaign aiming to help people get the facts about coronavirus.
There’s lots of misleading information circulating on social media and in the news, leading people to wonder what is true and what is not.
The new campaign ‘Covid 19. Get the Facts’ provides trusted, professionally sourced information about some of the main issues people may have questions about.
This includes the Covid vaccinations, the importance of prevention measures such as wearing a face covering and social distancing, as well as information about a wide range of other Covid-19 related topics.
Keep an eye out on our social media for the new campaign, and you can also read up on all the facts at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/covidfacts