COVID-19 Community / Residents Advice

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Book a coronavirus test online.

For the latest advice on Coronavirus, please view the information on the Government’s website.

If you require help or support due to self-isolation, please fill in our online form.

You can sign up for the latest updates and information regarding covid-19 in North East Derbyshire straight to your email inbox. Sign up today.

If you are aware of anyone who requires help with food or wishes to make a donation please check the following sites for your local food bank or donation site managed by Derbyshire County Council:

Help to find a food bank

Derbyshire County Council Food Donation Points


11 May 2021

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do change on 17 May, but many restrictions remain in place

15 April 2021

Anyone in England who does not have symptoms can now get regular lateral flow tests to check for coronavirus.

5 March 2021

Rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff

4 January 2021

From 00:01 on 5 January, England is in a national lockdown.

Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

30 December 2020

From 00:01 on 31 December North East Derbyshire will be placed into Tier 4 restrictions, meaning all non essential shops and leisure facilities will need to close.

Tier 4 - what it means and what you can and can't do

30 November 2020

The government has put together some guidance for the Christmas period, including information about Christmas bubbles, visiting churches and attending events.

26 November 2020

Derbyshire and Derby City to enter Tier 3 restrictions after lockdown ends on 2 December. Find out what tiers other areas are in and what being in tier 3 means for residents and businesses. This will be reviewed on 16 December.

25 November 2020

Information from the Government about making a Christmas bubble with friends and family.

10 November 2020

COVID-19 Support for Businesses (Grants)

6 November 2020

The Government has produced new guidance to support safe care home visits during lockdown.

5 November 2020

Guidance to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) individuals

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) published updated guidance to CEV individuals with important additional advice on how they can protect themselves during this 4-week period. The guidance is available here:

The guidance advises CEV individuals to stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend health appointments. They are advised they may wish to meet up with one other person from outside their household or support bubble to exercise outdoors, for example in an outdoor public place. CEVs are advised to work from home and if they can’t work from home then not to go to work, not to go to the shops and pharmacies, and travel only where essential. CEV children whose GP/ clinician has confirmed they need to remain on the CEV list should not attend school, and their school will make arrangements for them to continue their education at home. The updated guidance includes further detail on how to seek support and a provides a link to the National Shielding Service System (NSSS) website through which individuals can register for support

2 November 2020

New National Restrictions from 5 November.

Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

23 October 2020

Derbyshire County Council has a handy online postcode checker to find out what restrictions you need to follow in your area.

You can also sign up to get the latest information and advice specifically for the North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield areas.

20 October 2020

The Government has launched a new hotline to report, anonymously and free of charge, suspected fraudulent activity by people illegally targeting support schemes that have been introduced by the Government to help those struggling financially.

The Charity Commission is warning trustees and donors to strengthen defences as it fears the pandemic has created environments that are enabling charity fraud. This week (19-23 Oct) is also Charity Fraud Awareness Week. Follow the link to keep your charity safe from fraud.

16 October 2020

This quick reference poster will help you understand the rules of being in a High (Tier 2) Covid alert level. Also see the measures that apply in a High alert area for more detailed guidance.

15 October 2020 

NE Derbyshire is to be placed in the High Tier (Tier 2) of the Government's Covid alert system from 12.01am on Saturday 17 October.

13 October 2020

Full list of local Covid alert levels by area can be found on the government's website.

12 October 2020

Test and trace support payments. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for a £500 support payment.

9 October 2020

Find the local restriction areas via this interactive map. (External link)

Information in other formats

There are British Sign Language (BSL) videos explaining what coronavirus is and how to prevent the spread on Sign Health.

Information for people with learning disabilities is also available in Easy Read format from Mencap and Inclusion North.

Coronavirus information is now available in dozens of languages.