Community News – Derbyshire County Council

Community News, Derbyshire County Council.

Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils

9 November 2020

Do the right thing for Derbyshire

do the right thingWe want to say a big thank you to all of you playing your part in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus in Derbyshire and further afield.

It follows a plea from Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health Dean Wallace for residents to stay at home as much as possible during the national lockdown to help protect themselves, their loved ones, the NHS and our communities.

What the new restrictions in place until 2 December mean:

  • Only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work – and you must work from home if you can.
  • You musn’t meet socially indoors or outdoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble.
  • You can exercise with one other person who is not in your household. If you do this you must stay 2m apart.
  • You should reduce the number of journeys you make.
  • All non-essential shops will be closed.
  • Pubs, restaurants and bars will be closed.
  • Schools, colleges and universities will remain open.

People who are classed as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ are also being given extra guidance from Government on what they need to stay safe.

And it’s really important that we all remember to wash your hands, wear a face covering where required and keep a safe distance from others.

We know 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and we’ve all made huge sacrifices over the past few months. Please keep following the rules – our Derbyshire Spirit will get us through this.

More information here

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Affected Council Services

We’re working hard to continue delivering essential services to Derbyshire residents during the national lockdown.

But some services have closed in line with Government guidance and for the safety of both residents and staff.

You can find the latest information on all our services and how they are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic on our website here 


help if you need it

Help if you need it

If you need support and have no friends and family to call on, we’re here to help.

Our Community Response Unit supported thousands of residents during the last national lockdown, and it is ready to help those who need it this time around too.

We can help with food deliveries, fetching prescriptions or finding someone to chat with on the phone if you’re lonely.

You can register for help online or you can call us on tel: 01629 535091. Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Find out more here


County to mark Remembrance Day

We’ll be marking Remembrance Day a bit differently this year to show our support for the armed forces community.

A small socially distanced ceremony will take place on 11 November at 11am, where six representatives from the council will lay wreaths outside County Hall in Matlock.

The event is not open to the public but will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

We will be following the Remembrance Day guidelines recently published by the Government.

More information on Remembrance Day can be found on the Royal British Legion website.


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