Whole of Derbyshire to enter Tier 2

The whole of Derbyshire will enter Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown rules this weekend, it has been confirmed.

By Michael Broomhead
Thursday, 29th October 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th October 2020, 7:54 pm

Currently, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Erewash and parts of the High Peak are in Tier 2.

The rest of the county – Amber Valley, Bolsover, Derbyshire Dales, all of the High Peak, South Derbyshire and Derby county – will be placed in Tier 2 from 12.01am on Saturday.

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Hospital staff on a Covid-19 recovery ward. Picture by Steve Parsons - Pool/Getty Images.

The Government confirmed the change following talks with local leaders after a recent upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the county.

As a result of the change, people will no longer be allowed to mix indoors with others unless they are from the same household or form part of a support bubble.

Some early reaction has come in.

Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: “Please adhere to the guidance and help keep us out of Tier 3.”

Mark Fletcher, Bolsover MP, added: “This action is needed now and we must all work together."

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