Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

For the most up to date information about COVID-19 be sure to check Gov.uk.


Many of our local services have changed because NHS organisations and their staff are so focussed on efforts to combat Covid-19.  This means that patients and users of care services may have less access to routine and planned appointments than before.

Find out about local health and care services that may have been affected in Derbyshire.


Staying home to stop coronavirus spreading
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Find out how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help on the NHS website


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak

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