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I'm Dean Wallace, the Director of Public Health for Derbyshire, and it's my job to keep a close eye on the number of coronavirus cases in Derbyshire to help prevent the spread.
We are seeing an increase in cases across the county and particularly in the High Peak area which I know many of you will find worrying – particularly if you live, work or have loved ones in the area.
I'm sure you'll be aware that additional 'lockdown' measures or restrictions have been introduced in a number of areas in the north of England, Birmingham and Greater Manchester. That's not something we want to see happen in Derbyshire but if the number of cases per week continues to rise we will have no choice but to take action – so it's really important we continue to be alert. More »
We know that the testing system nationally has been struggling to keep pace with demand, but we are working with the Government to get extra testing capacity into the High Peak.
Here are the most important things we should all continue to do to avoid contracting the virus and passing it on:
- Wash your hands regularly
- Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Keep your distance from people not in your household or support bubble
- Keep social gatherings to a maximum of six people – including children – indoors and outdoors.
- Got symptoms? Act like you've got it – start isolating immediately and arrange a free test. To book an appointment or request a free home testing kit visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus or call NHS 119.
- Avoid taking a test away from someone who really needs one – only book a test if you have one or more of the main symptoms: a high temperature, new continuous cough or change to taste or smell.
I'd like to ask you all to keep following this guidance to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. 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.
I understand that sometimes this might be difficult but we need to summon our famous Derbyshire community spirit so we can all get back to doing the things we enjoy more quickly.
Understanding the rates of infection across Derbyshire is essential for us to act fast to manage any local outbreaks and can help you to take precautions by knowing the infection rates in your area. Each week we publish the latest statistics on our website here: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscases
Obviously this is a rapidly-changing situation and nationally there have been some problems with people obtaining tests which could now be showing up in the figures. But the virus is still out there and now is not the time to be complacent. If we all take sensible everyday precautions we can prevent the spread in High Peak and beyond.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for doing the right thing to protect your family and friends. Let's do it for Derbyshire.
Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:16 by Clerk
The September meeting of Charlesworth Parish Council will be held remotely by Zoom.
If Parishioners wish to attend the meeting please email the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org giving your full name and postal address, for security purposes, by 5pm on Tuesday 15th September 2020.
You will be sent an invitation to the meeting on the morning of 16th September 2020.
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:19 by Clerk
Charlesworth Parish Council Meeting Minutes 15th July 2020 (Unapproved)
Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:24 by Clerk