Risley with Hopwell Parish Council

Serving the people of Risley with Hopwell

Clerk RFO: Sue Dunkley
34 Sparrow Close, Ilkeston
Derbyshire DE7 4PW

Tel: 07541737496

  • Latin House

    Latin House

  • Memorial Hall

    Memorial Hall

  • All Saints Church

    All Saints Church

  • School House

    School House

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MESSAGE FROM DERBYSHIRE'S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:16 by Sue Dunkley

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE'S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

HAVE YOU GOT IT COVERED?

People across Derbyshire are being asked to make sure they've 'got it covered' in a renewed plea to encourage more adults and young people to wear a face covering.

Dean Wallace, Derbyshire's Director of Public Health, has raised concerns about the number of people choosing not to wear a mask or wearing them incorrectly. More »

He says covering up, along with regular hand-washing and social distancing, is one of the key things people can do to help stop the spread of coronavirus and has stepped up to debunk some of the common mask-wearing myths:

MYTH: Masks are dangerous because they limit your oxygen levels. This isn't true.

TRUTH: Most common types of protective mask, such as surgical masks and cloth masks, will not interfere with oxygen levels and are safe to use.

MYTH: It's ok to remove your mask to speak. This isn't true.

TRUTH: You must keep your mouth and nose covered to prevent tiny droplets that are released when you speak, sneeze, or talk from being inhaled by others. This is how the virus passes from person to person.

MYTH: You only need to wear a face covering if you have symptoms. This isn't true.

TRUTH: You could be carrying coronavirus even if you haven't got any symptoms and covering up means you're less likely to pass it on.

MYTH: You only need to cover your mouth not your nose. This isn't true.

TRUTH: It is really important that your face covering goes over your nose as well as your mouth to protect you from inhaling tiny airborne droplets from people who are infected – and to prevent you from passing the virus to others. The virus is carried in this way between people when they speak, sneeze, or talk.

MYTH: You don't need to wear a mask outdoors. This is not true.

TRUTH: Tiny droplets that are released when you speak, sneeze, or talk can travel in the air and be inhaled by others whether you are indoors or outdoors. So in areas where it's not possible to stay at least two metres away from others, you should wear a face covering.

Said Mr Wallace: "I understand that there are some people who can't cover up for medical reasons but the numbers are relatively few.

"So for everyone else, the message couldn't be more simple – check you have a face-covering every time you leave the house and make sure you wear it in enclosed public spaces or if you're in a busy park or street where it's difficult to keep two metres away from people you don't live with.

"And remember, there are no half measures. A mask worn under your nose or chin is just a face-warmer. So let's do it right and help prevent the spread of this virus to protect ourselves and the ones we love. Let's do it for Derbyshire."
Visit derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information including how to protect yourself from coronavirus, how and when to get a test, when to self-isolate, how to access support and the numbers of cases in Derbyshire.

If you'd like more information, to find out how and when to get a test and how to access support visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Stay safe. » Less

CO-OPTION ONTO THE PARISH COUNCIL

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 20:37 by Sue Dunkley

Notice of co-option onto the parish council

New Diffibrillator situated at The Village Hall

Posted: Sat, 04 May 2019 22:23 by Sue Dunkley

Diffibrillator at the Village Hall