Check out the latest information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).
This page will be updated as frequently as possible. Please continue to check www.nhs.uk for the latest health information. For the government response to coronavirus, please continue to check GOV.UK.
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
We can all help control the spread of coronavirus if we stay alert. This means you must:
Please check the latest guidance for staying safe outside of your home.
Help is available if you have any health concerns that require the advice or guidance of a professional.
NHS 111 online can help you find the best place to go for help if you are unsure. If you do not have internet access you can call 111 from a mobile or landline. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are deaf you can contact the NHS 111 BSL Interpreter service or call 18001 111 from a textphone.
Local health services are still available but the way that we access the NHS in Derby and Derbyshire may be slightly different.
For example, you might be able to get medical help from home with more advice and prescriptions available online or over the phone.
Dentists have also made changes to keep services and patients safe. We recently issued a press release on how to access a dentist in Derby or Derbyshire.
We have put together an online map which will show you where to find your nearest pharmacy.
Where can I find trusted information about coronavirus?
Please continue to check www.nhs.uk 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.
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:
Read the full Derby City Council Outbreak Plan.