Derbyshire moved into tier four
The whole of Derbyshire, including Dronfield, has now been moved in to tier 4 restrictions following the fortnightly review of the COVID levels which has seen the county placed in the tougher new alert level advising people to 'stay at home'.
As well as continuing to wash hands regularly, stay apart and wear a face covering unless exempt, the restrictions mean:
- people should stay at home unless they have a 'reasonable excuse' such as work or education
- people should not mix indoors with anyone outside their household or support bubble but individuals can meet one other person from another household in an open, public space
- childcare bubbles are allowed with one other household to provide informal care to children under the age of 13
- all non-essential shops, hairdressers, nail salons and indoor entertainment venues must close
- pubs, cafes and restaurants must close but can continue to offer take-away, drive-through or click and collect services until 11pm
- gyms and indoor swimming pools, indoor sports courts and dance studios must close
- people should not leave tier 4 areas or travel abroad, except for legally permitted reasons. Overnight stays are not permitted
- weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are only allowed in exceptional circumstances
- people who are classed as 'extremely clinically vulnerable' are advised to work from home. If they are unable to work from home, they are advised not to go to work.
For more details of the restrictions which have come into force please visit the government website.
Anyone who develops symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a change to their taste or smell – should self-isolate for 10 days immediately and book a test online or by ringing 119. They should not leave home while they wait for their results or if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate because they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:18 by Jo Mitchell