We are keen to ensure we are giving you the right support and advice to protect your wellbeing and to ensure that we can continue our vital public service role for the people of Derbyshire.
Lots of information and guidance around coronavirus is available and you'll be able to find more specific information for employees below and in our regular updates.
The LGA has created a webpage that collates useful information for councils including links to national advice, answers to common questions and campaign materials from Public Health England.
Derbyshire cases information
Our coronavirus information for Derbyshire will be regularly updated with the latest advice and information for Derbyshire residents and businesses.
The way Public Health England (PHE) is reporting the most recent number of cases of coronavirus nationwide has changed. This means we are only able to report the total number of confirmed cases in Derbyshire.
We are working closely with Public Health England to ensure that all of the necessary actions are taken, as suggested in the government coronavirus action plan.
You can help by ensuring your personal details are up to date on SAP so that we can contact people if urgent cover is needed. For those colleagues who have access, you can do this directly through Workplace. If you do not have access to Workplace, please contact your line manager or contact the shared services centre tel: 01629 535119.
Please consider setting up your mobile phone or personal device to receive your work emails by registering for multi-factor authentication. You could also familiarise yourself with Skype which will help you stay in touch with colleagues and hold meetings when you are away from the office. There are help articles in Service Desk Online.
Working from home, for those whose role makes it possible, will help ensure we can continue to deliver essential services in the event of a widespread outbreak. Any working from home arrangements must be agreed in advance with line managers as outlined in our guide to working flexibly by location.
Looking after your wellbeing
We are in constant contact with Public Health England to understand the impacts on our staff and local people and are ensuring that we follow the official advice being given for employers. If you are concerned at this stage do talk to your line manager and there is support available for people who feel their mental health may be affected.
Looking after the people of Derbyshire
People across the country are looking to the government, councils, public health and the NHS for information, advice and support at what is a worrying time for many. We all have a role to play in supporting and reassuring each other and the public, and ensuring that our essential services can continue. We will ensure that you are clear about what to do and when, and we will do everything possible to make sure we are able to continue our public service work whilst supporting those members of staff who have a change of circumstance.