Tier 3 restrictions in Derbyshire 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.

Christmas bubbles

It’s been a tough year and Christmas is nearly here with the promise of presents, food and a little festivity.

The Government has this week announced a temporary relaxation of restrictions from the 23 – 27 December where you can form a ‘Christmas bubble’ with friends or family.

This means:

  • 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.

More information on making a Christmas bubble can be found on the Government’s website.

 

 

Tier 2 restrictions 30 October 2020

Tier 2 restrictions 30 October 2020


Message from Dean Wallace, Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health

Hello, I’m Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire.

It’s my job to protect the health of Derbyshire people and a huge part of mine, and my team’s work, is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities.

Despite all of our best efforts in sticking to the rules and doing the right thing, confirmed cases continue to rise across the county as they are nationally.

From tomorrow, the whole of Derbyshire will be placed on the Government’s tier 2 ‘high’ Covid alert and I’m urging everyone in your community to follow the tighter ‘lockdown’ rules to help avoid the county being moved to the even higher tier 3 level.

As well as following the national guidance to wash hands, make space and cover your face, the following Government restrictions will be in place:

  • people shouldn’t mix indoors with anyone who isn’t in their household or support bubble – whether at home, someone else’s home, pubs, restaurants, hotels or other hospitality venues, leisure venues or shops
  • outdoors, people should stick to the rule of 6, including children.
  • if going on holiday, this should only be with the people they live with or that are in their support bubble
  • family and friends can provide informal childcare as part of a childcare bubble – the bubble is limited to two households only so that informal childcare is provided by the same carers each time
  • people can only visit care homes in exceptional circumstances
  • all businesses, leisure facilities and other places which are allowed to open by law can remain open providing they meet COVID-19 secure guidance
  • pubs, bars restaurants and other hospitality venues close at 10pm – drive-through services, click and collect and delivery services can continue after 10pm

I realise that these extra restrictions will be frustrating but if anyone is under the illusion that they’re not at risk, I’m afraid they’re wrong. You only have to look at what’s happening over the border in places like Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham to know that this isn’t over.

I’d like to ask you all to summon your famous Derbyshire spirit and follow this guidance to keep yourself and your loved ones safe – particularly as we’re seeing a lot of community transmission.

Test and Trace data should continue to be collected in venues such as pubs, restaurants and cafes.

And for parents and carers it also means making sure teenagers and young people are following the rules as they can pass the virus on to elderly or vulnerable relatives.

We all have a duty to do what we can to stop the spread of this contagious virus so our children can keep on learning, for example, and to protect our health and care staff looking after vulnerable people and ensuring people can still access routine or vital hospital treatment.

I’m really proud of the way our communities have supported each other through this epidemic but we simply cannot afford to take our eye off the ball.

You can find out more about the restrictions or to sign up for coronavirus news, guidance and support for your area at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/covidmeasures

Visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscases  for more information about cases in Derbyshire and for information on how to stay safe go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Recycling centres to open

County Council’s household waste recycling centres will reopen with restrictions in place from Monday 18 May – but residents are only advised to visit them if they have waste they cannot store safely at home.

Please use your kerbside bins and bulky waste services run by your local and district borough council as you would normally do. And if you’re planning to visit one of our centres, check out these golden rules before you travel:
Only travel to your local recycling centre if it is essential because you can’t continue to store waste safely at home without it causing injury or harm.
Check which day you can access our recycling centres based on the last number on your vehicle registration plate – if it’s an odd number, you can visit on odd numbered days of the month and if it’s even you can visit on even numbered days.
Avoid taking excessive amounts of waste and please don’t bring vans or trailers.
Please be prepared to queue as social distancing measures mean fewer vehicles will be allowed on site at any one time.
Wear protective gloves, appropriate footwear and clothing and only bring what you can safely handle. Staff can’t carry your waste as they normally would.
Visit on your own – unless you need another adult from your household to help carry your waste.
Stay at least 2 metres away from staff and other users and wash your hands when you get home.
Stay at home if you have had coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days, are self-isolating or at high risk of contracting the virus.