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We stay at work for you. Please stay home for us and our NHS” – that’s the message from our officers this weekend.
This is the first weekend since the Government issued the following guidance, and although the weather is nice, now is not the time to be driving to beauty spots to get your exercise. Please limit your movements as much as possible, and only leave the house for the following reasons:
• Shopping for basic necessities;
• For one form of exercise a day;
• For any medical need or to support a vulnerable person;
• To travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”
Staff across the NHS, one of the best health services in the world, are seeing on a daily basis the devastating impact that the coronavirus is having and they are asking one simple thing – where at all possible stay at home.
The slogan pictured took social media by storm after nurses and doctors from different teams held signs to encourage people to stay home and help ease the pressure on our hospitals and emergency services due to the threat of Coronavirus.
We are supporting them 100% with this message.
You can help vulnerable friends or relatives, however, this should be kept to a minimum and social distancing should be maintained at all times.
Where people are outside they should only be in a group of two or more if they are with people who live in the same household.
As a force we are ready and willing to take any necessary action to support this – but we anticipate that the majority of people will adhere to the guidelines and ensure that they are followed by friends and family.
In a statement earlier this week, Tony Wetton, Chair of Derbyshire Police Federation, urged people to stay home and save lives.
He said: “These are an unprecedented range of measures announced by the Prime Minister to lockdown the country to help save lives, to support our NHS and to protect key workers. It is really important to note that 1 infection prevented today prevents 36,000 cases in 6 weeks’ time. Please do not mix with people from outside your own household until told it is safe to do so. We are in grave danger of the National Health Service being utterly overwhelmed and unable to help people in desperate need.
“I would urge everybody to recognise the severity of this situation and call on the public to play their part in helping us at this time of national crisis. A repeat of the scenes we saw at the weekend, with people completely ignoring the advice of the scientists and experts trying to get us through this crisis, will be disastrous for us all.”
Mr Wetton added: “I hope members of our communities listen to the advice and stay in their homes unless it is absolutely necessary for them to go out.
“As a force, protecting the public is our priority. We’ll continue to receive regular calls, and for us to be able to maintain services to our communities we need everybody on board and doing their bit. This is about saving lives and supporting our NHS, I ask that the public gives us their support in this time of crisis.”
You can read the latest guidance by following UK government and  on Facebook to keep up with the latest announcement and to learn more about the new instructions.


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Here are the major points in regards to COVID-19 restrictions.

From 23/03/2020 people in Britain will be allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes” – shopping for basic necessities;
– For one form of exercise a day;
– for any medical need;
– To travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”
– People are warned not to meet friends or family members who they do not live with
– Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine, and people are advised to do it “as little as you can”
– Police have powers to enforce the rules, including through fines and dispersing gatherings
– All shops selling non-essential goods, such as clothing and electronic stores, are ordered to close
– Libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship are to close
– All gatherings of more than two people in public – excluding people you live with – are banned.
– All social events, including weddings and baptisms are banned
– Funerals are not included in the new restrictions.
– Parks will remain open for exercise but gatherings will be dispersed.
– Restrictions “under constant review” and will be checked again in three weeks. They will be relaxed “if the evidence shows we are able to”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.
Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Your NHS needs you! Join our team today.

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an ‘army’ of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.
You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks listed below. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to ‘on duty’, and you’ll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.
This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked.

Your NHS needs you! Join our team today.
Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone.
Your safety is our priority. The majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing and volunteers will receive guidance through our ‘getting started pack’. If you do become ill you can pause your volunteering.
Patient transport drivers will require an enhanced DBS check and will receive guidance to do this role safely, also included within the ‘getting started pack’.

For further detail on these restrictions, see the Government’s guidance:

Coronavirus Latest

For the latest on how the Coronavirus is affecting our services, local businesses and our communities including grant schemes please visit our dedicated webpage or complete our form if you require help or support due to self-isolation. 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. Please wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water and avoiding physical contact. It is particularly important for people who:

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

Do you know what to report to the police and when to contact your local council office?

On the web link below you can find out the most convenient ways to report crimes, incidents or neighbourhood problems to either Derbyshire police or its partners.

Use the icons in the centre of the page to find the most relevant topic and way to report your specific issue

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