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The community testing site in Chesterfield for people without Covid symptoms has moved.
Free coronavirus testing kits will be available to everyone without symptoms at our community testing centres.
You might have noticed some banners with public health messages appearing on some of our lamp posts.
We'll be making some changes to the structure of some of our Place based services.
It's Autism Awareness Week and the Autism Advice Service is launching a free course for parents.
From 1 April 2021 colleagues who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable will no longer need to shield.
Our Full Council agreed the new Council Plan 'Working for Derbyshire' which outlines the council's ambitions, values and achievements.
Monday 29 March 2021 sees us take the next step on the government roadmap out of lockdown as the 'stay at home' rule is lifted.
A new community testing centre will open in Ilkeston on Monday 29 March and closes on Sunday 25 April 2021.
We're keen to get your ideas about creating a woodland tribute to remember and honour the people we have lost because of COVID-19.
March is both prostate and ovarian cancer awareness month so we've put together some important information to help you understand more about them.
The Beacon of Hope award recognises individuals and groups who have put others first during the pandemic.
We are appealing to people to 'Make a Difference' by becoming a care worker supporting some of Derbyshire's most vulnerable residents.
Thank you to all staff who have taken the time to complete their Prevent (counter-terrorism) training.
The Marie Curie Day of Reflection will take place tomorrow to remember those we have lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
We're inviting colleagues who are not working from home or have regular contact with clients to get weekly COVID-19 lateral flow device (LFD) tests
County council elections are coming up this May and we're appealing to our staff to help support the running of them.
The 2021 census takes place on 21 March. If you haven't already, you will be getting a letter telling you how to take part.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is progressing in Derbyshire, with qualifying unpaid carers under 65 now being called up for vaccination.
Do you know anyone who is looking for an admin job?
We're keen to hear from people aged 18 to 30 about how we can support them on the road out of lockdown.
One of our community care workers recently experienced a decline in her mental health. Her GP recommended exercise so she decided to try it.
Data on the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in each district and borough of Derbyshire is now available online.
The county council's elections will be held on Thursday 6 May and the results of all 64 council seats will be announced on Friday 7 May.
Congratulations to the 48 colleagues who successfully applied for apprenticeship programmes.
All employees, contractors and members of the public must wear a face covering in all indoor public and common areas within the County Hall complex.
We're running a campaign on social media showing how we've been keeping services going during the pandemic and how we have adapted what we do.
We are delighted to confirm that our Executive Director of Place, Chris Henning, is expected to join the council in early summer 2021.
A report into the top UK council websites 2021 ranks all council websites in a number of key areas.
We're looking for panel members to adjudicate at school transport appeals.
Online and digital health and wellbeing services have seen a huge boom in recent years.
The types of conditions falling under the clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) category have been changed.
Earlier in the month we ran a virtual get-together to talk about mental health to mark Time to Talk Day.
We've clarified the guidance around self-isolation if you've been contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Check out the new courses available on Derbyshire Learning Online. All courses are charged £25 per attendee, unless otherwise stated.
Our Live Life Better Derbyshire service is running a series of exercise sessions just for employees.
Thursday February 4th is national Time to Talk day. A chance to start a conversation about mental health and wellbeing.
You may carry over up to 5 days (pro rata) leave to the next leave year with the approval of your manager
There have been some changes to HR guidance in relation to COVID-19. View the summary of updates.
A new online learning and development programme is being planned. As courses become available they'll be added to Derbyshire Learning Online (DLO).
Colleagues in our highways teams have been out across Derbyshire over the past few days dealing with the effects if Storm Christoph.
During this national lockdown it is extremely important that we all continue to set an example in our communities and follow the new COVID restrictions.
People living in Heanor, Loscoe, Langley Mill, Shipley and Smalley are now being asked to come in for a coronavirus test.
Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work.
We know that the national lockdown restrictions will be having an impact on many of our colleagues, particularly those with caring responsibilities.
We now have three testing centres open in Swadlincote and with more centres due to open in the coming weeks, we still need your help.
Our COVID-19 logistics hub is what keeps supplies flowing to combat coronavirus.
We've more than 40 job opportunities in our highways team for enthusiastic and innovative people.
Do you live or work in the Swadlincote area? We've 3 testing centres in the area to test people who don't have coronavirus symptoms.
From Monday 11 January 2021 all eligible internal and external PPE users will be able to request supplies online.
We've further updated our guidance for supporting clinically extremely vulnerable colleagues.
Care worker Carolyn Chittim was one of the first in line for the new COVID-19 vaccine at the Royal Derby Hospital last Tuesday.
People living in Swadlincote, are the first in the county to be invited for a coronavirus test as part of our plans for targeted community testing.
At the end of a very difficult and challenging year, we want to say thank you to every one of you for the way you have supported our communities and each other.
The whole of Derbyshire will remain under Tier 3 restrictions, the government has announced today (Thursday 7 December).
Here are the latest Christmas posting dates from Royal Mail.
Last week, our employee assistance programme provider, CiC, ran a free webinar to discuss how to keep our minds positive and our bodies healthy during winter.
A new e-notification service called Find a Tender (FTS) will be used to post and view any public sector procurement notices.
Our new Director of Legal and Democratic Services, Helen Barrington, joined us on Monday 7 December 2020.
All our lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19. But it's not just old and vulnerable people who've been affected – young people have too.
Derbyshire will become one of the first new areas in the country to roll out community testing before Christmas and we need your help.
Since you installed Microsoft 365, you may have noticed an application called Forms, which is a tool to create surveys and questionnaires.
Our employee assistance programme provider, CiC, is inviting you to join a free webinar to discuss how to keep our minds positive and our bodies healthy.
Completing these surveys is really important as they help us to understand your views and feelings and involves you in decisions that are made about the future.
Download our Christmas e-card, designed by Esme from Chesterfield
Over the next few weeks we're carrying out an in-depth study into the activities underway across the organisation.
Prevent is one strand of the government counter-terrorism strategy CONTEST, which aims to identify people at risk of radicalisation or supporting terrorism.
We're asking Derbyshire residents to have their say on our budget and services.
The Leader of the Council is proposing to appoint a Managing Executive Director for the next 12 months.
There will be a COVID-19 mobile testing unit in the car park at County Hall on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November 2020.
We'd ask that you don't print documents out at home but if it really is unavoidable, please make sure that you dispose of them properly
This year December's pay date will be Tuesday 22 December.
Everyone should be aware of the role they play in safeguarding adults and we should all know how to spot the possible signs of abuse
With the ongoing challenges, including many people working remotely, it's more important than ever to make time for a conversation with your manager.
As part of the recent Our Spirit team briefing you had in your teams, we asked you to identify three improvements that your team needed support.
If you've made a mileage claim since April 2018, please complete our future travel plans survey.
We're supporting Talk Money Week which runs from 9-13 November.
Thrive, the company behind the mental health wellbeing app, is running a series of mental health webinars, just for men.
We will be marking Remembrance Day with a small socially distanced ceremony.
If you made a business journey in August or September 2020, please help us to develop future travel plans by submitting your mileage claim by 13 November 2020.
There will be a COVID-19 mobile testing unit in the car park at County Hall on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 November, and Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November.
From Monday 9 November 2020, you'll have a new icon on your Teams menu called Learn.
From 6 April 2020 you've been able to claim up to £6 a week tax-free to cover additional costs if you've had to work from home.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the way we work, shop and communicate with others – we're relying a lot more on technology.
We're offering a one-off, additional opportunity to learn from the experts and improve your Microsoft Teams skills and understanding.
A recent review of annual leave balances highlighted that, on average, employees currently have between 65% and 70% of their annual leave remaining.
After a surge in coronavirus cases, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter 'high' Covid alert level from 12.01am on Saturday 17 October.
People in Derbyshire will soon be asked to contact NHS 111 before attending accident and emergency at their local hospital.
You will be aware that the Government has announced a new three-tier Covid alert system to help control the spread of coronavirus.
Next week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day.
We each have an opportunity to set an example in our communities by ensuring we're following government guidelines.
Between 21 and 24 September 2020 we celebrated the launch of Microsoft Teams with a special week of online learning sessions.
It's Stoptober and a perfect time for you to stop smoking for good.
If you're eligible, you can now get a brand new bike and safety equipment to the value of £3,000.
October is Black History Month and our Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) employee network group are marking it with a virtual event on Monday 26 October 2020.
We've won the Best Council Services Team Award in the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020.
In addition to using Microsoft Teams for meetings and chat, you can now request a team setup and associated SharePoint site.
New accessibility regulations came in to place for all councils recently.
We are launching a modern ways of working project
As a parting gift at the end of Teams week you are now able to install Office 365 Pro Plus on your council computer
Over the past few weeks lots of you have been taking part in team briefing sessions to discuss the results of the employee pulse survey in more detail.
Find out how Microsoft Teams supported the COVID-19 Community Response Unit.
Full details of all the Teams week events with links to join the live sessions.
We support the police to understand the issues within Derbyshire communities and learn how we can prevent vulnerable people being drawn into terrorism.
Since March this year we've had to continually adapt to changing situations.
We've been shortlisted for an award by the Municipal Journal (MJ) – a magazine which covers local government issues.
You may have read that the government is expected to release plans for council reorganisation in the coming weeks.
Services on offer in Derbyshire to help support anyone affected by suicide.
From Monday 21 to Thursday 24 September we'll be celebrating the use of Microsoft Teams with a wide range of activities
An agreement has been reached between the National Employers and the relevant negotiating committees for a one-year pay deal
There are some exciting opportunities for you to receive some Microsoft Teams and 365 training.
Develop your understanding of the features, functions and benefits of Microsoft 365 tools.
Our guidance on complying with quarantine measures following overseas travel has been updated to simplify our approach.
If you have a Derbyshire.gov.uk email address you're now able to sign up to a discounted Microsoft Home Use Programme.
Due to the overwhelming success of our request for volunteers to become digital champions we're temporarily closing the registration process.
The county procurement team are keen to hear from everyone who's involved in procuring goods and services.
The new electronic document management (EDRM) system for HR documents goes live today.
Please don't be tempted to press pause on your development. Now is the time to benefit from this exciting opportunity.
We recently updated our guidance for managers in line with the changes to government guidance for those travelling outside the UK.
As we all work on getting to grips with the practical side using Teams it's also important to think about how it can help improve the way you work.
Our Healthy Workplaces Derbyshire, Live Life Better and mental health teams have been working with Derbyshire Constabulary.
Children's centre colleagues have been working hard to keep in contact and support the families in their areas.
Most of you will now have Microsoft Teams installed on your PC or laptop so we're sharing some basic tips.
We're supporting a new campaign called 'Today is the Day', which encourages smokers to stop smoking for good.
The way your employee data is retained is changing. Currently, employee files are held in a variety of ways and in different locations.
The COVID-19 infection rate is now available at local level.
We've begun to roll out Microsoft Teams to all users but some of you may be wondering what you'll be able to do once it's been installed on you PC or laptop.
Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in warm or hot environments increases the risk of heat stress.
We're looking for volunteers to become part of a network of digital champions who will help others discover the power of working with Microsoft 365.
Important evidence-based tips for managing working from home
We're rolling out Microsoft Teams, the chat-based workspace in Office
As part of GDPR requirements we need to relocate or retire Microsoft Access databases.
You don't need any special qualifications or skills to foster for Derbyshire.
As lockdown measures are relaxed, it's important that we assess the use of our buildings to ensure they're safe for employees and visitors to occupy.
Until now we've been able to refer symptomatic employees and their symptomatic household members for COVID-19 testing.
Since March this year we've faced an unprecedented situation and the huge challenges of the coronavirus outbreak have touched us all.
Tourism is a huge part of the Derbyshire economy and we'll be doing all we can to attract visitors back to our county once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Are you scam-aware? For Scams Awareness Fortnight we're asking you to learn more so you can protect yourself, family, friends and people you work with.
As coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease many of you may be wondering when and if you'll be able to return to your usual place of work.
The employee counselling service is one of the ways that you can get support with personal or work-related problems that are impacting on your wellbeing.
Between 31 January and 24 April this year we asked people for their views on the future of 10 council-run care homes.
Now has never been a better time to stop. Smoking reduces your body's defence against infections – including coronavirus.
Following consultation with the recognised trade unions we have revised our Trade Union Time Off Agreement.
We've been sharing messages of kindness this week as part of mental health awareness week but it's also important to be kind to yourself.
Information about how to change payment for Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers.
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we're proud to say we've been ranked in the top tier of councils in the UK for our website accessibility.
This week we re-opened our household waste and recycling centres and Mike Ashworth has a message for those who helped make it happen.
Our team of trained mental health first aiders are available to provide confidential advice to any colleague who needs support with their mental wellbeing.
Our staff have been showing their Derbyshire Spirit to provide extra support for vulnerable and elderly residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
If you or someone you live with develops symptoms of coronavirus you must self-isolate by staying at home.
We're backing the government's 'you are not alone' campaign to raise awareness of the support available to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.
This week we are supporting mental health awareness week and in particular, this year's theme of 'kindness'.
On Monday, the government launched a care home testing portal to allow testing for all care home staff and residents.
On Sunday 17 May 2020 we'll be flying the rainbow flag at County Hall to mark IDAHOBIT day.
The guidance remains clear that colleagues should continue to work from home where they are able to do so.
Yesterday the government made a public announcement regarding the coronavirus outbreak and outlined the next steps to be taken.
Many of us are currently working from home but it's important to let other colleagues and contacts outside the council know how and when you can be contacted.
Tomorrow we'll be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Phishing attacks are a means to persuade you into divulging sensitive information such as credentials, or bank and credit card details.
The Derbyshire Business Centre has remained open during the pandemic and are looking to assist staff wherever possible