Coronavirus in Derbyshire: confirmed cases, event cancellations and school closures

The war against coronavirus wages on in Derbyshire - with school and venue closures and event cancellations announced.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 9:57 am
A coronavirus testing kit. Photo by Christopher Furlong for Getty Imahes.

As it stands, there are currently 12 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Derbyshire- according to Public Health England but many people with symptoms are now self-isolating and are not being tested for the virus.

Following government advice many residents are staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

SCHOOL CLOSURES (updated Wednesday, March 18)

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Matlock Bath Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

Closed to all children.

Glossopdale School

Closed for students in Year 7, 8 and 9 due to staffing shortages. Open to Year 11,12 and 13. Year 10 students are on work experience.

Queen Elizabeths Grammar School, Ashbourne Academy

Year 9 not in school. (Y7, Y8, Y10, Y11, Y12 & Y13 should attend school as normal).

New Mills School New Mills School will be open for Year 11 and Year 7 students only.

Highfields School

Only open to years 7, 11, sixth form and children of keyworkers who need childcare.

Parkside Community School

School closed to KS3 students. Open for Y10 and Y11 students.

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School School closed.

Belper School and Sixth Form Centre

School closed.

EVENT CANCELLATIONS

All RHS Shows at Chatsworth this year have been pulled. Organisers said it’s the first time the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been cancelled since the Second World War:

Derbyshire County Council called off their full Council meeting, which was due to talk place on Wednesday (March 18): https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-derbyshire-county-council-cancel-major-meeting-2481785

CLOSURES

Chesterfield Cineworld announced its closure along with other sites across the UK: https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/health/coronavirus/chesterfield-cineworld-close-due-coronavirus-pandemic-2481510

Buxton Opera House, along with the arts centre and Buxton Cinema, closed today to help minimise the spread: https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/people/coronavirus-battle-sees-buxton-opera-house-arts-centre-and-cinema-close-immediate-effect-2481905

But market traders in Chesterfield say they’ll continue to trade for ‘as long as they’re allowed to’: https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/health/coronavirus/well-continue-work-long-were-allowed-say-chesterfield-market-traders-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-2481840

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins announced that his office would also close: https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/people/coronavirus-chesterfield-mp-close-office-2453260

The NHS says you should stay home if you have:

a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly