Community News 18 August 2020

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18 August 2020

Do your bit to help stop the spread

stop the spread

We're urging residents to enjoy summer safely by leaving their contact details when visiting social places.

By doing so you’re supporting NHS Test and Trace which means you’ll be contacted if someone on the premises tests positive for coronavirus.

When sharing your details make sure you share them fully and clearly, if you don’t it makes it harder for contact tracers to alert you.

We're currently appealing to residents of Ilkeston after four people who visited the town’s pubs tested positive for coronavirus, but when contact tracers tried to alert customers a significant number had left incomplete or illegible details.

So when you go out to a pub, restaurant, a place of worship or any other venue please leave your contact details and do your bit to help stop the spread.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, don't hesitate, get tested.

Restrictions eased at recycling centres


Did you know you can visit our recycling centres any day of the week?

We've changed the layout of our 9 centres to allow more vehicles on site at any one time while allowing visitors to maintain 2 metre social distancing.

This means the odd and even number plate and queue checking system on our website are no longer in place but queues may still form at busy periods so please be prepared to wait.

You must continue to wear gloves to carry your waste and if you have coronavirus symptoms please stay at home. 

Find out more here

Face covering top tips 

face covering

Are you wearing your face covering correctly?

We all know by now that unless we’re exempt we must wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and in enclosed public spaces to help stop coronavirus spreading and stay on the right side of the law. But there's a few more things we need to remember when we cover up: 

  • Wash your hands before and after using a face covering
  • Your face covering should cover your mouth and nose at all times
  • Don't touch the front of it, this part could be contaminated with the virus
  • Remove your face covering by the straps
  • Wash the covering regularly or if it's a single use covering dispose of it carefully

By following these steps we can help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Find out more here

Apply for free school meals

school meals

Don't forget to check if your child qualifies for free school meals before school returns in September.

A lot of parents don't apply for free school meals even though their child is eligible. 

Pupils are all offered the same food and sit in the same area to eat. They don't have to have them every day but it will save you money and time in making a packed lunch.

You can check whether your child qualifies and apply here

New library opens its doors



Our new Belper Library welcomed its first customers last week with the added bonus of being able to browse the shelves for the first time since lockdown.

The new £1.7m library in Derwent Street replaces the library in Bridge Street, and is part of a wider development which includes a new care centre for older people, the Ada Belfield Centre,next door. 

If you're visiting please remember your face covering unless you're exempt.

Find out more here