New on-line coronavirus postcode checker launched for Derbyshire

Published on: Thursday, 15th October 2020

Residents can find out coronavirus restrictions for their area with a new postcode checker available on Derbyshire County Council’s website.

On Monday 12th October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the Government’s new Covid three tier alert system – placing areas at ‘medium’, ‘high’ or ‘very high’ alert.

The new online checker – www.derbyshire.gov.uk/covidmeasures - allows people to put in their postcode, scroll down to their address and find out immediately the alert level for their area.

Residents will also be able to see a full explanation of the restrictions in each of the three tiers and what they mean for households.

Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health Dean Wallace said: “We realise that understanding what the restrictions are and which areas they cover might be confusing for people.

“The new restrictions now in force across parts of the High Peak cover a very specific area and may not follow natural boundaries that local people understand - it might even be the case that people living in the same street could be subject to different rules.

“Our online checker enables everyone across Derbyshire to find out at-a-glance the alert level for their address and what that means to them, and while we hope that all our efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus will be enough to prevent any other areas of Derbyshire having tighter restrictions imposed, if this does happen in the future the checker will be updated to reflect that.” 

For more information about coronavirus visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

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