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How is Derbyshire tackling the Coronavirus?

How is Derbyshire tackling the Coronavirus?

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£1 million pounds has been put aside to support Derbyshire residents and businesses affected by the Coronavirus.

How many cases are there in Derbyshire so far?

Derbyshire County Council have set up a page which is updated on a daily basis at 3pm to give you the most up to date information on how many cases there are currently in Derbyshire:

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/cases/cases.aspx

Do you know the hand washing is a great simple way to help with prevention? Source: Derbyshire County Council.

What are Derbyshire County Council doing?

The Derbyshire Country Council has announced:

“We just don’t know how this will affect people personally, or how it will hit local businesses, but we want people to know that support is available to help them get through the outbreak, whether it’s advice and information or financial support.”

“The £1 million fund is an initial amount, and we will consider further allocations when we know more about the government schemes and local needs, which is why we especially welcome the announcement in the budget that there will be support for local authorities to help their communities when they need it most.”

Visit the NHS site to find out more: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

What symptoms should I look out for?

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If your symptoms get worse or don’t improve after 7 days, the NHS 111 coronavirus service can help:

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Whilst eating cake won't help, singing happy birthday twice can help with making sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds.

What can I do to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading?

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

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