Community News 26 Nov 2020

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Community News, Derbyshire County Council.

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26 November 2020


Tier 3 restrictions in Derbyshire

Tier 3

The national restrictions end on December 2nd and England will now move back into the previous tier system. 

Regardless of what tier you’re in shops, personal care, gyms and the wider leisure sector will re-open, but restrictions will be in place to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The Government has placed Derbyshire and Derby into Tier 3 (Very High) coronavirus alert level. This means:

  • you must not meet socially indoors, or in most outdoor places, with anybody you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches or countryside accessible to the public
  • hospitality settings, such as bars pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed but can operate a take-out or collection service
  • accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close
  • indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close
  • exercise classes and organised sport can take place outdoors but avoid higher-risk contact activity, none indoors unless it is with a household or bubble, organised sport for elite athletes, under 18s and people with disabilities can continue
  • you should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays, other than where necessary.

Thank you for your continued support and efforts in the fight against coronavirus. More information on the tier system and what it means can be found in the Government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan.

Find out more here


xmas bubbles

Christmas bubbles

It's been a tough year and Christmas is nearly here with the promise of presents, food and a little festivity.

The Government has this week announced a temporary relaxation of restrictions from the 23 – 27 December where you can form a ‘Christmas bubble’ with friends or family.

This means:

  • You can form a ‘Christmas bubble’ made up of people from no more than three households.
  • Existing support bubbles count as one household towards the three-household limit. This means that if you are in a support bubble, you can collectively form a Christmas bubble with two other households.
  • You can only be in one Christmas bubble and you cannot change your Christmas bubble
  • You can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces.
  • You cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble.

We all welcome the opportunity to spend time with loved ones this Christmas, but it’s important to remember coronavirus hasn’t gone away.

Follow the Christmas guidelines, wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering where required and keep a safe distance from people not in your bubble.

More information on making a Christmas bubble can be found on the Government’s website.

Find out more here


Derbyshire County Council Appointment of Independent Persons

The Council is seeking to appoint three Independent Persons to assist the Governance, Ethics & Standards Committee in maintaining the high ethical standards of Councillors.  Attendance at Governance, Ethics & Standards Committee meetings, hearings and training events will be required at four attendances per year.  An allowance of £125 per meeting will be payable and necessary travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Please contact Alisha Parker, Business Services Officer on Alisha.parker@derbyshire.gov.uk for an application pack.  For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Elizabeth Wild - Principal Solicitor on Elizabeth.wild@derbyshire.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is midnight on 10 December 2020.