3 June – News from Derbyshire County Council – enhanced covid testing in Gamesley, check in for Test and Trace, vaccines for over-30s, Public Health annual report

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Derbyshire Now, Derbyshire County Council

Latest news in this edition:

Enhanced Covid-19 testing in Gamesley

Enhanced testing is being rolled out in Gamesley as coronavirus cases continue to rise, including cases of the variant of concern first identified in India which spreads more easily.

Gamesley volunteers deliver leaflets

We’re working with High Peak Borough Council, NHS Test and Trace, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group as part of a co-ordinated response.

Fire service, council and public health staff will be delivering PCR testing kits door to door on the Gamesley estate and we’re encouraging everyone in the household over five years old to get tested.

A pop-up vaccination clinic is also being held in Gamesley on Saturday (5 June) at Winster Mews (SK13 0LU) from 9.45am to 3pm.

Anyone from Gamesley who’s eligible but not had their first dose yet is encouraged to go along. No need to book, just walk in.

Pictured above are volunteers from Glossop Bureau and covid ambassadors from Tameside delivering leaflets in Gamesley to promote testing and the pop-up vaccination clinic this Saturday.


Don't forget to check in for Test & Trace

If you're planning to visit a pub or restaurant remember to give them your details.

test and trace

You can either use the Covid-19 app to check in to places you visit or you can give them your name and phone number.

The Test and Trace system is there so that we can all alert and protect our loved ones and community if we're at risk, helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.


Jabs for everyone aged 30 and over

People aged 30 and over are now able to book a Covid-19 vaccine.


If you're aged 30 or over you're now eligible to book your Covid-19 vaccination.

The coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against Covid-19.

So far more that 38m people have had their first dose, and more than 23m a second. Over-30s can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to your local NHS service.


Public Health Director's Annual Report

Each year Derbyshire County Council's Director of Public health Dean Wallace, right, produces an annual report that looks at the health and wellbeing of the county.

This year's report is a snapshot of the wide range of work being carried out to support and protect residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can watch this year's report on Youtube here.

Dean Wallace