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Government and other organisations updates

UK Government and other key organisations information and links


We have collated a list of key links from trusted sources, which will give you further information on coronavirus.


Government information and links

Test and trace information

Key information and updates from other organisations


Getting tested for COVID-19

Get a test if you are feeling unwell - self-isolate for at least 10 days.

Testing is a vital element in the national strategy to tackle the COVID -19 pandemic. 

The nearest testing station to Chesterfield is the Technique Stadium (Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ), 8am - 4pm.

You can refer yourself online for testing if you have symptoms: Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus, or you can call 119.

A Local Test Site (LTS) walk in centre will be available in the Queen's Park South Car Park (S40 2NH).

Test will be by appointment only and will operate at weekends and bank holidays, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

To arrange a test, please visit or call 119.

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How to protect yourself and others

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Education and childcare government information

 Coronavirus advice for schools and parents on Derbyshire County Council website 

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Businesses and organisations government information

Chesterfield Borough Council coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Coronavirus advice for employers, businesses and charities on Derbyshire County Council website

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Work and financial support for individuals

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Local restrictions

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Travel and transport information

Coronavirus transport information on Derbyshire County Council website

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Health and wellbeing

 Health and wellbeing information on Derbyshire County Council website

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Housing and accomodation

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Other government information

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Test and trace information

If you are contacted by NHS test and trace, contact tracers will:

(Test and Trace information - British Sign Language - Derbyshire County Council)

Obtain a Test and trace QR code poster for your venue

A test and trace QR code should  created and be displayed at all your venues if:

  • You are a business, place of worship or community organisation with a physical location that is open to the public
  • an event which is taking place in a physical location

If you have more than one location, you will need to create a QR for each location.

Venues include:

  • restaurants, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members’ clubs
  • cafes, including workplace canteens
  • bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs
  • public houses
  • amusement arcades
  • art fairs
  • betting and bingo halls
  • casinos
  • clubs providing team sporting activities
  • facilities for use by elite and professional sportspeople (including sports stadia)
  • heritage locations and attractions open to the public (including castles, stately homes and other historic houses)
  • hotels and other guest accommodation provided on a commercial basis, including in Bed & breakfast accommodation, boats, campsites, caravans, chalets, guest houses, holiday parks, hostels, motels, pubs, sleeper trains and yurts;
  • indoor sport and leisure centres
  • outdoor swimming pools and lidos
  • museums and galleries
  • music recording studios open for public hire or other public use
  • public libraries
  • barbers
  • beauticians (including those providing cosmetic, aesthetic and wellness treatments)
  • dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers
  • hairdressers
  • nail bars and salons
  • skin and body piercing services
  • sports and massage therapists
  • tattooists
  • community centres
  • youth and community centres
  • village halls

For further information on the collection of contact details, retention, storage and disclosure of details and fines associated, please read:

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Key information and updates from other organisations


NHS links

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Benefits and employment advice

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centre (DUWC) can offer you advice on benefits and credits. The service is currently closed for face to face enquiries, but you can contact the service for advice via:

Telephone: 01246 231441

Citizens advice - Coronavirus - if you're worried about working

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General advice and information

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Health advice

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Animal care advice

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Other local councils

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Local emergency services

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is calling for people to consider their neighbours and their own safety ahead of having a controlled burn/bonfire.

As we spend more time in our gardens during the COVID-19 pandemic, smoke from a garden fire can cause a nuisance to neighbours, not to mention present a potential fire risk.

Please ensure you follow this important safety advice:

  • Be considerate of your neighbours – reconsider having a bonfire in your garden.
  • If you do decide to have a bonfire, situate it away from sheds, hedges and fences, making sure nothing is overhanging. 
  • Do not leave your bonfire unsupervised. 
  • Don’t use accelerants such as petrol to start a fire.
  • Consider what you are burning. Smoke from plastic can be toxic.
  • Contact the Fire Control team on 01332 861800 to avoid Firefighters being called out unnecessarily.

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Local support organisations

Royal British Legion 

The Legion continues to provide much needed support to the Armed Forces community, especially those who may be feeling more isolated than ever at this time, in a number of ways:

  • The Legion’s contact centre remains fully operational to support the Armed Forces community and can be reached on 0808 802 8080 (8am-8pm, seven days a week) or at
  • The Legion continues to operate the Veterans’ Gateway along with a network of Armed Forces organisations. The Gateway supports veterans and their families across a range of issue including housing, employment and finances. Advisers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 0808 802 1212 or through
  • Legion branches are undertaking a range of activities to help the vulnerable in their communities, including operating a telephone buddy service to support vulnerable individuals and our wider community. The membership team can be contacted at
  • Legion branch community support volunteers are exploring ways to provide remote support to beneficiaries. 
  • The Legion continues to operate six care homes providing residential, nursing and specialist dementia care to approximately 450 veterans and their dependents.
  • The Legion’s 15 pop-in centres on high streets around the UK have now closed until it is safe to reopen them.
  • All home visits have been suspended to protect beneficiaries, staff and volunteers, and we are finding new ways of connecting, with casework and support continuing. 

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Last updated on 05 January 2021