Following official advice, hand washing and social distancing is still our best defence during the coronavirus outbreak. For a reminder of the advice and more detailed information you can use the gov.uk , NHS and Derbyshire County Council websites:
- Gov.uk – for advice on all aspects of the coronavirus outbreak
- NHS – for medical advice
- Derbyshire County Council – for advice on prevention, self-isolation and symptoms complementing the NHS and Government websites.
Everyone needs a helping hand in these unusual times. The Derbyshire County Council coronavirus website has a range of locally-tailored advice including:
Derbyshire’s district and borough councils can help with a range of questions including small business grant funding, grants for businesses in the leisure, hospitality and retail sectors, bin collections and housing:
Helping others is at the heart of the Derbyshire Spirit. Just by following the guidance, washing your hands and practicing social distancing you’re helping out. If you’ve got the ability to do more and want to get actively involved there are opportunities for you.
Helping with food, shopping and social contact
If you can help people who are self-isolating because they are vulnerable and don’t have friends or family to help you could volunteer with the Community Response Unit. You need to be between 18 – 70 years old to volunteer and to be fit and well.
If you want to volunteer please register with the unit.
Work in social care
If your circumstances have changed and you are looking for work, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for people who can make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people across Derbyshire by working in social care.
We are currently fast-tracking applications and full training is given. If you could help support the people who need you most, there is more information on the Derbyshire County Council coronavirus web pages.