Community testing for COVID-19

Latest information about coronavirus testing kits to use at home

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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:

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

Think Digital When Contacting the Police

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:
Facebook: Send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter: Send a direct message to @DerPolContact
Website: Visit www.derbyshire.police.uk

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.

Message Sent By
Emma Page (Police, Comms Officer HQ, Media team)

 

Get Covid Facts not Covid Fiction

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

Sports Grant

I am pleased to announce that the application window for the February 2021 round of the Active South Derbyshire Sports Pass & Grant scheme will open on Monday 14th December!

Individuals may be eligible to receive a FREE gym pass for a year (subject to leisure centres COVID-19 restrictions) and a small financial grant to support training and performance costs. Successful applicants need to be competing at County, Regional, National or International level in a Sport England recognised sport and must live or go to school within the district or represent/attend a sports club based in South Derbyshire.

For the full terms and conditions and to apply, please follow the below link to the South Derbyshire District Council website (please note the criteria and terms and conditions for the scheme have been updated, June 2020).

https://www.southderbyshire.gov.uk/our-services/things-to-do-and-places-to-visit/get-active/sports-clubs-and-groups/funding

Applications must be submitted before the 1st February 2021 for consideration.

Please note that if an individual received a pass or grant in the August 2020 round of funding, they will not be eligible to apply again until August 2021.

Laura Winter
Active Communities and Health Officer

T: 01283 595873

M: 07736 480062
www.southderbyshire.gov.uk