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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.

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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:

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Updates

7 January 2022

Changes to self isolation guidance

  • The self-isolation advice for people with Covid-19 changed on 30 December 2021. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 7 days, following 2 negative LFD tests taken 24 hours apart.
  • The changes in guidance only apply to people who are fully vaccinated and there are different requirements for people who work in Health and Social Care.
  • Anyone who lives in a household with someone who has had a positive covid test does not need to self isolate if they are fully vaccinated but is advised to take a lateral flow test daily for seven days. The changes in guidance also apply to children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting.

Temporary suspension of follow up PCR testing

Current infections rates have led the Government to temporarily suspend PCR testing for those who have had a positive lateral flow test.

From 11 January 2022 the requirement for a confirmatory PCR for people without symptoms who have had a positive lateral flow test will end except for where:

  • they wish to claim the Test and Trace Support Payment
  • they have been advised to take a PCR test because they are in a clinically vulnerable group who may need early access to treatment
  • they have been advised to take a PCR test as part of a research, antiviral or surveillance programme.

People with symptoms should continue to take a PCR test.

Changes to travel testing requirements

  • Changes to the testing rules for people travelling into England will come in to force on Friday 7 January.
  • Travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure test two days before travelling to England but will have to take a PCR test on arrival. People will no longer have to self isolate whilst awaiting the PCR result.
  • The rules change again on Sunday 9 January when people can take a lateral flow test rather than a PCR test. Freely available lateral flow tests are not valid: the test must be bought from a private provider.
  • The changes only apply to people with full vaccination status.

9 December 2021

England will move to Plan B of the Government measures to restrict the spread of the Omicron coronavirus. The following measures will be implemented from Monday 13 December:

  • From Monday 13 December, those who can will be advised to work from home. Employers should use the rest of this week to discuss working arrangements with their employees
  • From Friday 10 December, the government will further extend the legal requirement to wear a face mask to most public indoor venues, including theatres and cinemas. There will be exemptions in venues where it is not practical to wear one, such as when you are eating, drinking or exercising. 
  • From Wednesday 15 December, and subject to parliamentary approval, the NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App will become mandatory for entry into nightclubs and settings where large crowds gather – including unseated indoor events with 500 or more attendees, unseated outdoor events with 4,000 or more attendees and any event with 10,000 or more attendees.
  • People will be able to demonstrate proof of two vaccine doses via the app. Having considered the evidence since the emergence of Omicron, proof of a negative lateral flow test will also be accepted.
  • As Omicron spreads in the community, the government will also introduce daily tests for contacts instead of isolation

30 November 2021

You will need to wear a face covering in some settings from 4am on 30 November 2021. More information about this on the government's website.

Guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) infection. Updated to reflect changes to self-isolation requirements for contacts of people who have been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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.