National COVID restrictions
Further restrictions were eased by the Government on Monday 17 May 2021.
The main changes that came into effect were:
- People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors
- Six people or two households can meet indoors (this includes overnight stays)
- Advice on social distancing between friends and family, including hugging, will be updated
- Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors
- Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes can restart
- Indoor entertainment such as museums, theatres and cinemas can open
- Performances and large events can restart, with limits on audience numbers
- Remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas can open
- Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen
- Holidays abroad to green list countries allowed
- Up to 30 people can attend weddings and more than 30 can attend funerals
For further information about the UK Government’s roadmap out of lockdown and what you are and aren’t able to do under current restrictions, visit the UK Government website.
Let's do the right thing for Derby
Our campaign ‘Let’s do the right thing for Derby’ is concentrating on promoting safe and considered behaviour during the pandemic.
The campaign is calling for everyone across the city to consider the safety of fellow Derbeians by ensuring we follow these important guidelines:
- Keep our distance
- Wash our hands
- Staying home if we have symptoms, and applying for a test
- Wear a face covering, if we can
NHS Test and Trace app
The free NHS Test and Trace app was launched in September 2020. The app allows us to report symptoms, apply for a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus.
You can find out more about the app on the NHS website.
Certain businesses are legally required to display an NHS Test and Trace QR code for app users.
For those who can wear them, face coverings are now legally required in a number of places. You can find further information about when and how to wear a face covering on the Government website.
You can purchase disposable face coverings. However, fabric coverings that you can purchase or make at home are also effective, are better for our planet and often cost far less in the long term.
There are some circumstances where people are unable to wear face coverings. This could be for health, age or equality reasons. Please be mindful and respectful that the reasons for this may not be visible to you or others.
If you cannot wear a face covering then you may wish to carry an exemption card with you. This is a personal choice and will depend on your personal preference.
Derby's Local Outbreak Plan
One of the key roles of the Council is to protect the health of the population. This is especially key during the coronavirus pandemic. As such, Derby City Council has set out its plans to protect the health of the population of Derby from the risks associated with COVID-19.
In enacting the plan the following objectives will seek to be achieved:
- Preventing spread of COVID-19.
- Contain and suppress outbreaks of COVID-19.
- Early identification and proactive management of outbreaks and incidents.
- Ensure service capability.
- Ensure effective communication with the public and stakeholders.
Read the full Derby City Council Outbreak Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find trusted information about coronavirus?
Please continue to check the NHS website for reliable health information. You can find out more about the government response to coronavirus at www.gov.uk. Staying alert to common coronavirus myths can also help you separate the fact from the fiction.
Where can I access help when I need it?
NHS 111 online can help you decide if you need medical help and offer advice on how to access help safely. The service is free to access and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can contact Derby's COVID Community Response Hub to request support or to volunteer to help others in your community.
The Samaritans helpline is still available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 116 123 if you would like advice or support with mental wellbeing.