Joint statement from Public Health Endland and Derby City Council on confirmed COVID-19 case in Derby

Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, Centre Director, Public Health England East Midlands, said:


“Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with one of the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19. The case is a resident of Derby. Close contacts will be given health advice about symptoms and emergency contact details to use if they become unwell in the 14 days after contact with the confirmed case. This tried and tested method will ensure we are able to minimise any risk to them and the wider public.”

Dr Robyn Dewis, Director of Public Health at Derby City Council added:

“I’d like to reassure people that the risk to the general public remains low and Derby City Council is working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Derby are protected.”

“Good hygiene is still the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.

“If you have recently been to one of the affected areas and are feeling unwell, you should phone the NHS 111 helpline for further advice straight away – please don’t go to your doctor or a hospital.

“There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Read more about COVID-19 on our website, and on the NHS website.