National COVID restrictions
On Wednesday 6 January 2021, England entered national lockdown restrictions.
The Government is asking the public to adhere to the following:
- Stay at home, except for legally exempt purposes, such as shopping for essentials or work that you cannot do from home
- Prevent any mixing with people we do not live with
- Schools and other educational settings should close and move to remote learning apart from vulnerable children or those whose parents are key workers
- Begin shielding again if you have been required to do so previously
Read about the restrictions in full on the Government website.
On Monday 22 February 2021, the Government announced it’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions. You can read the roadmap and what it means for you, on the Government website.
Let's do the right thing for Derby
Our campaign ‘Let’s do the right thing for Derby’ is concentrating on promoting safe and considered behaviour during the pandemic.
The campaign is calling for everyone across the city to consider the safety of fellow Derbeians by ensuring we follow these important guidelines:
- Keep our distance
- Wash our hands
- Staying home if we have symptoms, and applying for a test
- Wear a face covering, if we can
NHS Test and Trace app
The free NHS Test and Trace app was launched in September 2020. The app allows us to report symptoms, apply for a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus.
You can find out more about the app on the NHS website.
Certain businesses are legally required to display an NHS Test and Trace QR code for app users.
For those who can wear them, face coverings are now legally required in a number of places. You can find further information about when and how to wear a face covering on the Government website.
You can purchase disposable face coverings. However, fabric coverings that you can purchase or make at home are also effective, are better for our planet and often cost far less in the long term.
There are some circumstances where people are unable to wear face coverings. This could be for health, age or equality reasons. Please be mindful and respectful that the reasons for this may not be visible to you or others.
If you cannot wear a face covering then you may wish to carry an exemption card with you. This is a personal choice and will depend on your personal preference.
Derby's Local Outbreak Plan
One of the key roles of the Council is to protect the health of the population. This is especially key during the coronavirus pandemic. As such, Derby City Council has set out its plans to protect the health of the population of Derby from the risks associated with COVID-19.
In enacting the plan the following objectives will seek to be achieved:
- Preventing spread of COVID-19.
- Contain and suppress outbreaks of COVID-19.
- Early identification and proactive management of outbreaks and incidents.
- Ensure service capability.
- Ensure effective communication with the public and stakeholders.
Read the full Derby City Council Outbreak Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find trusted information about coronavirus?
Please continue to check the NHS website for reliable health information. You can find out more about the government response to coronavirus at www.gov.uk. Staying alert to common coronavirus myths can also help you separate the fact from the fiction.
Where can I access help when I need it?
NHS 111 online can help you decide if you need medical help and offer advice on how to access help safely. The service is free to access and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can contact Derby's COVID Community Response Hub to request support or to volunteer to help others in your community.
The Samaritans helpline is still available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 116 123 if you would like advice or support with mental wellbeing.