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Countywide Tier 2 High Alert Restrictions Announced For Derbyshire

Published on Thursday 29 October 2020

A countywide high COVID local alert level - also known as tier 2 will come into force across Derbyshire, it has been announced today.


The move will affect all Derbyshire residents, who are being urged to be aware of and abide by the new restrictions when they come in on Saturday 31 October 2020 to try to avoid the county being moved into a higher tier at a later date.

Tier 2 restrictions are currently in place as part of the Government’s alert system in four areas of the county in Erewash, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Glossopdale in the High Peak.

And as the number of cases throughout Derbyshire continues to rise, Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, announced today that all remaining areas of the county (Amber Valley, Bolsover, Derbyshire Dales, South Derbyshire and the remaining wards in the High Peak) will move from the tier 1 ‘medium’ alert and enter tier 2 from 12.01am on Saturday 31 October 2020.

The rate of infection across the county per 100,000 people is as follows:

•    Amber Valley – 265.2
•    Bolsover – 329.4
•    Chesterfield – 322.1
•    Derbyshire Dales – 162.6
•    Erewash – 306.5
•    High Peak (including Glossopdale) – 275.4
•    North East Derbyshire – 356.0
•    South Derbyshire – 323.5

As well as following the continued guidance to wash hands, stay a safe distance apart and wear a face covering, tier 2 restrictions mean:

•    people shouldn't mix indoors with anyone who isn't in their household or support bubble – whether at home, someone else’s home, pubs, restaurants, hotels or other hospitality venues, leisure venues or shops
•    outdoors, people should stick to the rule of 6, including children.
•    if going on holiday, this should only be with the people they live with or that are in their support bubble
•    family and friends can provide informal childcare as part of a childcare bubble - the bubble is limited to two households only so that informal childcare is provided by the same carers each time
•    people can only visit care homes in exceptional circumstances
•    all businesses, leisure facilities and other places which are allowed to open by law can remain open providing they meet COVID-19 secure guidance
•    pubs, bars restaurants and other hospitality venues close at 10pm - drive-through services, click and collect and delivery services can continue after 10pm

Derbyshire County Council’s Director of Public Health Dean Wallace, who is leading the county’s response to the outbreak, urged people to follow the tighter ‘lockdown’ rules and avoid the county being moved to the higher tier 3 level.

He said: “The rate at which the number of cases continues to rise across Derbyshire is deeply concerning and if anyone is under the illusion that they’re not at risk, I’m here to tell them they’re wrong.

“I’m really proud of the way Derbyshire communities have supported each other through this epidemic, but you only have to look at what’s happening over the border in places like Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham to know that this isn’t over.

“We all have a duty to do everything it takes to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus.”

He added: “I realise that these extra restrictions will be frustrating but they are also necessary as we’re seeing a lot of community transmission.

“Thank you to everyone who has been following the rules to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe. And to those who have not – you need to act now.

“I cannot emphasise enough that from Saturday people from different households should not be mixing indoors, unless it is with people who are in their ‘bubble’ and they should stick to the ‘rule of 6’ when outside.

“I know it’s difficult. But by summoning the famous Derbyshire spirit and doing what needs to be done, together we can beat this virus.”

County residents can find out more about the government’s alert system and restrictions for their area at a glance by using the county council’s postcode checker at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/restrictions

Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said: “It’s clear that the virus isn’t going away and tighter restrictions are needed to bring it under control so that we can protect the most vulnerable members of our communities this winter.

“This is not a decision the Government has taken lightly and we are working closely with the government, local Leaders across districts and boroughs and our MPs.

“We have reached a tipping point across the county and it’s imperative that people stick to the new restrictions.

“My message to everyone is clear. Let’s do it to stop the county being moved into an even higher level, let’s do it to protect jobs and businesses, let’s do it to protect our health and care staff who are in essential roles looking after vulnerable people and ensuring people can still access routine or vital hospital treatment, and let’s do it so that our children can keep on learning. Let’s do this for Derbyshire.”

Visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for information about how and when to get a test, when to self-isolate, how to access support and the numbers of cases in Derbyshire.




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