Information for those who need help during the coronavirus outbreak and how to get it can be found on Derbyshire County Council's website (opens in a new window).

There is help through the Community Response Unit if you have no friends or family you can call on and:

  • you are self-isolating because you or a member of your household has tested positive for coronavirus or you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • you are struggling to meet your basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions related to COVID-19.
  • finding it difficult to leave your home for any other reason (for example, because of a disability).

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable can also be found on Gov.uk (opens in a new window)

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 you must self-isolate.  It is now law in England to self isolate if you test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.