Vaccine Appointments for This Easter Weekend

Almost half a million COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available over the Easter weekend. Visit to book your appointment online.

Urgent Treatment Centres in Derbyshire

Our five NHS Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) in Derby and Derbyshire are open every day, 8am – 8pm, including bank holidays. Visit and you’ll be guided to the best place for your illness or injury. If the UTC is the appropriate place for treatment, you’ll be booked a same-day appointment.

A chance to start the conversation about mental health & how we’re feeling

Peak District National Park #TimetoTalkDerbyshire – a chance to start the conversation about mental health & how we’re feeling. Get the ball rolling… Advice on how nature can help… Derbyshire County Council

Drop-in Covid Jabs

For anyone who has not yet had their first covid jab or needs their second or booster, they can just turn up at the Octagon Lounge, Buxton Pavilion, St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE on Thursday 17 February. Clinic times are 10am – 4pm No appointment needed and the friendly team will be happy to…

Not yet had your first covid jab or need your second or booster? Come today at Octagon Lounge, Buxton Pavilion – No appt needed

Not yet had your first covid jab or need your second or booster? You can just turn up this Tuesday (8 Feb) between 10am and 4pm and get your first, second or booster vaccination. No appointment needed. Come to Octagon Lounge, Buxton Pavilion, St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE and the friendly team will be…

Message from Stewart Medical Centre RE Staff Shortages & Cancellations

Unfortunately we are being affected this week by a large number of covid related absences at the surgery, meaning we have a number of clinical staff either unwell or having to work from home. As a result we are having to take the unavoidable action of either converting face to face appointments to telephone appointments,…

England has returned to Plan A measures to prevent the spread of #COVID19

Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC  England has returned to Plan A measures to prevent the spread of #COVID19. To protect yourself and others: let fresh air in if you meet indoors consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces take lateral flow tests regularly wash hands throughout the day More info:…

Mobile Vaccination Clinic this Monday @The Octagon

Mobile vaccination clinic in The Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens Buxton: Monday 31st January 2022, 10am to 4pm. No appointment needed. This is for anyone aged 16+ who has not yet had their first covid jab or needs their second or booster. Just turn up on Monday between 10am and 4pm at the mobile vaccination clinic…

Are you due a Dental Examination?

Have you been in to see us since the lockdown? If you know you’re due a dental examination please contact the Broadwalk Dental Practise to get booked in. Our number is 01298 214601 We look forward to hearing from you

Stewart Medical Centre Vaccination Anniversary

January 15th 2022 marks 1 year since the first Covid Vaccination was given at the Buxton Vaccination Hub on Temple Road. Since then we, along with our colleagues at Buxton Medical Practice, Elmwood Medical Centre and Hartington Surgery have delivered more than 40,500 vaccinations to patients at the hub, at individual practices, at local care…

MENTELL Every Monday 7-9pm

MENTELL: offers a free, confidential space for men to talk/share/listen.. Every Monday 7-9pm Register on the link to join tonight’s group.

Stewart Medical Centre Christmas and New Year Opening Times

A reminder that between Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st December we will be offering on the day appointments for medically urgent cases only, as directed by the CCG. If you need urgent medical attention while the Practice is closed please call NHS 111

24 Best Peak District Walks

24 Best Peak District Walks – Your Ultimate guide Our pick of the 24 best Peak District walks, you’ll find everything from gentle strolls and rolling meadows to dramatic viewpoints and ancient sites! Read all about them here.

Self-isolation Guidance has Changed

The guidance on self-isolation for people who test positive for COVID-19 has changed. Negative results from rapid lateral flow tests will be used to reduce the self-isolation period for positive cases from 10 to 7 days.

Low-dose Covid Vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds

A low-dose version of a Covid vaccine for five to 11-year-olds has just been approved for use in the UK after being deemed safe and effective. Vulnerable primary school children should be offered a low-dose Covid vaccine, government vaccine advisers have said. Some older children should also be offered a booster in response to the…

Christmas Priority Post Box PCR Collections

Priority Post Box PCR test collection times have changed for Christmas.  To find out more visit here.  

Urgent Plea for Vaccine Volunteers

Our healthcare services have been given the target of offering everyone aged 18 and above a booster jab by the end of December. This comes at a time of year when healthcare services are always under increased pressure and that issue is significantly heightened this year due to illness, waiting list backlog and Covid restrictions.…

Covid 19 Lateral Flow Tests at Pavilion Gardens

Derbyshire County Council will be handing out Covid19 lateral flow test kits tomorrow, Thurs 23rd & Fri 24th between 9am & 4.30pm at Pavilion gardens Buxton. Stay safe for the holidays!!  

Information about COVID-19 from government, civic, health and other Pages.

Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC  Data from the UK Health Security Agency shows that a #COVID19 booster dose provides around 70-75% protection against symptomatic infection from the #OmicronVariant. The booster is our best defence against this new variant. More info #GetBoostedNow

Info from Stewart Medical Centre about Covid Boosters

Covid Booster update: In response to the news late on Sunday that all those over 18 would become eligible for their Covid Booster vaccination 3 months after their 2nd dose, we have scrambled to add an additional 8 clinics between yesterday and Thursday 23rd December, with further clinics to follow between Christmas and New Year…

Healthwatch Waiting List Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the Healthwatch England NHS waiting times survey during September and October the response from Derbyshire residents was fantastic. The summary of the research and recommendations can be viewed via the link below providing a catalyst for improvements. The next steps locally are already underway – taking the insight and…

Booking your Covid-19 Booster

Booking your COVID-19 booster If you’re aged 40 or over and had your second dose over 2 months ago, you can book now at If you’re aged 30 or over, you can book online from tomorrow. People aged 18 or over can book online from Wednesday.

Mentell Peer to Peer Support

MENTELL.. Offering free, confidential peer to peer support, no matter which step your on.. Every Monday 7-9pm. Sign up in the link..

What Covid Plan B means for Buxton

This page has essential local information relevant to Buxton and FAQs about what you might need to know about local facilities and businesses in the town. It also has the latest information about current UK Government covid restrictions in England. Read it here 

Stewart Medical Centre asks for Patience

We always experience a surge of calls following vaccination announcements, and whilst we are delighted to see so many keen to have their vaccine, please remember that we are hearing of the accelerated vaccine programme at the same time as you. We will need some time to work through the logistics, and are keen to…

Book your COVID-19 Booster

All adults are now eligible to book a COVID-19 booster dose. If the booking service is busy, please try again later or search for a walk-in site. More info:

Mentell – Sign up in the link.. 5 Questions to join Mondays Group 7-9pm

Sign up in the link.. 5 Questions to join Mondays Group 7-9pm. Offering a free, Confidential space. It’s non clinical with experienced facilitators

Using the right service for your illness or condition

Stewart Medical Centre Using the right service for your illness or condition can help you and others get the treatment needed quickly and effectively. There are many conditions and ailments that can be better treated by a pharmacist, by getting advice from 111 or simply by self care at home. Please think before you call,…

Covid-19 Health Behaviours- Coronavirus Resource Centre

A new public health behaviours campaign ‘Stop COVID-19 hanging around’ has launched demonstrating the importance of simple actions, and how they reduce the risks of catching COVID-19 this winter; such as ventilation, face coverings and testing.

Accidental Yogis Yoga Classes

This is me for sure What I love about our yoga classes is that everyone has different body shapes, different levels of strength and flexibility, different niggly areas, and we all do yoga in a way that’s right for us. Classes are suitable for the beginner, so you’ll find no fancy headstands, not even a…

Zumba Classes in Buxton!

How can you resist this face? Janet is such a fab Zumba instructor, she always puts people at ease, is friendly and loves to dance! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the moves, as long as you’re moving and having fun! At one point in my life I had a completely preconceived idea of…

What is waning immunity after vaccination?

How do vaccines produce immunity? Vaccines offer both short and long-term protection or ‘immunity’ against infectious diseases. In the days and weeks following vaccination, there is an initial surge in immune cells and antibodies that act as the ‘frontline fighters’ against a foreign invader in the body, such as a virus.1 Over time, these ‘frontline fighters’…

Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.

Did I ever think I would lose my child, to suicide, my only Son… No But the fact of the matter is .. I have.. Did I ever think I would learn, grow & change the lives of other men… No But the fact of the matter is .. I have.. Proud of that.. MENTELL..…

Buxton man’s memory calendars helping people across the country who are living with dementia Buxton man’s memory calendars helping people across the country who are living with dementia Unique memory calendars created by a Buxton man who cared for his wife while she lived with dementia are now being sold all over the country. Keith Horncastle created the memory calendar to assist his wife Val, who had dementia, but…

Changes to Collecting Lateral Flow Tests

Collecting Lateral Flow Tests from the chemist has changed so you now need a ‘Collect Code’ These can be got online, or for anyone without online access a code can be got by calling 119…

Mentell turn your bar blue – 19Th Hole, Cavendish Golf Club, Leewood Hotel & Dove Holes Cricket Club

MENTELL Thanks Buxton’s 19Th Hole, Cavendish Golf Club, Leewood Hotel & Dove Holes Cricket Club.. Tomorrow starts the new week to ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide To join the Campaign to support men in your community sign your pub up in the link MENTELL’s ‘Turn Your…

Creative workshops for young people restarting next week… Email to refer a young person

Funny Wonders is at Buxton, Peak District. Our Changing Faces project is back! The project aims to support young people aged 11-18yrs in Buxton who face daily difficulties or disadvantage. We run creative, after-school workshops, 3.30pm-5pm, on Tuesdays at The Green Man Gallery (behind Buxton Museum) on Hardwick Square South – they are restarting NEXT WEEK on…

On Line Health MOT

Are you waiting for treatment on the NHS? This survey is for you.

When the pandemic hit, the NHS had to pause lots of people’s treatment. They’re now working hard to get everyone the care they need, but many people are still waiting. It’s vital that the NHS provides people with appropriate support and information to help them look after their health and wellbeing while they wait for…

Strength & Balance Class

Zoom Dementia Friends Sessions Tuesday

I am holding a zoom dementia friends sessions this week on Tuesday at 1230… book into sessions on the links above Dementia Friends To become a Dementia Friend, all you need to do is understand five key messages that we think everyone should know about dementia, and then commit to taking a dementia-friendly action…

Covid Jab Rollout For 12 to 15-year-olds To Start In UK Schools

Mentell – raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide

It’s time to ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’.. Many Thanks to the 400 pubs raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide Join the Campaign

Updated Self-Isolation Guidance

Guidance around self-isolation if you’ve been in contact with someone with #COVID has changed. Full details can be found here

Government Advice for Family Testing

Do you have children starting back at school or college in the next couple of weeks? The Government is advising families to take lateral flow tests twice a week for the two weeks leading up to the new term. You can order lateral flow tests online or get them from: • Your local pharmacy or…

Bounce your way back to fitness!

Key facts about the new Public Health England advice for vaccinated people:

Self-isolation removed for double-jabbed close contacts from 16 August Adults and children will be free to return to work, attend school, and meet friends and family as the protection from vaccines replaces the need for contact isolation from Monday. From: Department of Health and Social Care and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Published 11 August 2021…

A plea from health leaders… NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG | Urgent Pressures Clinicians across Derbyshire are requesting your help to alleviate pressure on NHS services

MENTELL can supply barbers with promo materials & a signposting email. Turn your Barbers Blue

Turn Your Barber Blue 73% of men in the year leading up to completing suicide seek no medical intervention.. ..They might have a chat with their barber during a haircut.. MENTELL can supply barbers with promo materials & a signposting email. Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide To join MENTELL’s TYBB Campaign,…

St Peter’s Church Fairfield – sensible advise

St Peter’s Church Fairfield Sensible advice from Revd Carl Flynn Edwards & St Peter’s Church Fairfield – please continue to wear a mask / face covering to all church services IMPORTANT. If you are attending a service at St Peter’s Church, Fairfield, we strongly encourage you to wear a face covering. This includes weddings, baptisms…

Don’t take a risk – take a test …testing saves lives

Public Health England says the pandemic is “not over yet” and urged people to still take precautions. Closer to home, there are still 9,000 people in the High Peak who haven’t had their first vaccine, despite being offered it. Whatever you’re reason to not having it may be, the risk of being severely ill from…

Free PCR Test

If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, even if mild, use this service to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible: a high temperature a new, continuous cough you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to…

Exercise You Can Look Forward To!

Want an exercise class that you actually look forward to? Look no further than Clubbercise! Cardio, toning and combat dance fitness that burns up to 600 calories a class! In the short few weeks we’ve been back to in person classes, I’ve had a few regulars comment on losing weight already! But more than that…

Community Support

Connex Community Support This fantastic organisation has been around for over 65 years, helping people in times of crisis, 24 hours, 7 days per week – hence 24/7 being their awareness day. To find out more about this go to Here’s my pledge – what will yours be? #charity #supportothers #buxton #ashbourne #samaritans

Generous amount of Donations for Defibrillator Raffle collected!

Can’t believe the generosity of people and businesses my front room is full and my kitchen is full of cakes I’m so grateful.. now here goes a night folding 600 individual raffle tickets if I look tired tomorrow please ignore the bags and hopefully see everyone tomorrow to raise money for the Defib

Mobile Community Testing Centre still at Pavilion Gardens

Reminder: the mobile Community Covid test centre is in Pavilion Gardens – opposite the swimming pool -again today 9am to 5pm. It will also be there on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July The community testing programme offers regular testing to those who are at most risk of passing on the virus, which is those…

The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is becoming the dominant variant within Derbyshire – associated with children

Further useful information from Buxton Community School for their families including symptoms now recognised as being particularly associated with children: The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is becoming the dominant variant within Derbyshire and as such, it has been recognized that people testing positive with Delta may have other symptoms aside from a high temperature, cough…

keep pets safe is hot hot weather ….

Overdale Vets This gorgeous weather isn’t going anywhere and next few days are scorchers! We can’t stress the importance of reminding you how to prevent and deal with heat stroke. Please don’t take your dogs out for walks in this weather, especially at the hottest times of the day (10am-7pm). It’s not worth the risk!!!…

Its ok, I wanted a tan anyway…..  There’s no safe or healthy way to get a tan. See our guide for advice on how to protect your skin from UV sun damage:…/healthy…/sunscreen-and-sun-safety/

Stay Safe, please wear face coverings – Overdale Vets

Overdale Vets is sharing a COVID-19 Update. COVID UPDATE We have made the decision that from Monday 19th July, even as covid restrictions are being eased, we will not be changing our protocols. The saftey of our staff and clients has always been of paramount importance to us and despite this new roadmap for relaxing restrictions, we…

Covid 19 is still a threat

Buxton Medical Practice Whilst Covid 19 is still a threat, we at Buxton Medical Practice want to make sure we are still protecting you, your relatives and friends and our staff. As such, we will still require Face masks to be worn (if exempt you will be asked to wear a face shield) and to…

NHS patients and visitors must continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing measures in healthcare settings. Please help keep everyone safe. is sharing a COVID-19 Update. NHS patients and visitors must continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing measures in healthcare settings. Please help keep everyone safe.

Congratulations to Toni on her Beacon of Hope award

A massive thank you and congratulations to Toni on her Beacon of Hope award for all her help supporting street by street in the vaccine clinic while on furlough   Buxton-Medical-Practice A big congratulations to Toni Riley, who, through her tireless work in organising the volunteers for the Covid Vaccine Clinics here at BMP hub,…

Community Testing Centre Reopening

Covid-19 cases are continuing to rise in Buxton especially in the 20-29 and 30-39 year age groups. The walk-in test cnetre is back on The Prom in Pavilion Gardens, opposite the swimming pool on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm, until 30 July 2021. The home test kits are only 60% reliable however, so…

Announcement from Stewart Medical r.e 19th July

You will all have no doubt seen the Government’s announcement this week on the easing of Coronavirus restrictions, including the removal of social distancing requirements and the need to wear face coverings after July 19th. As a practice, The Stewart Medical Centre have taken the decision to keep these measures in place for time being,…

For residents of Glossop- the vaccination van is heading in your direction this Thursday!

Covid-19 Vaccine Information Centre

Bereavement Support – a new evening group

Peak District National Park Mindfulness Walks

For more information click here Along with our regular ranger guided walks (see our events section) we are also offering various #mindfulness walks during July & August… It is scientifically recognised that being outside, particularly in a woodland, brings many health benefits. We also know that mindfulness helps with physical and mental health. It…

Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide 💙

170 pubs signed up to ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide Wherever you are in the UK.. you can receive a pack!.. Please sign up in the link..

Covid vaccinations for ALL ADULTS IN ENGLAND THIS WEEKEND! Walk-in Weekend happening NOW!

NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG · Walk-in Covid-19 jabs for all adults available from Friday 25 to Monday 28 June in Derby and Derbyshire as part the ‘Super Weekend’ for vaccinations, where all eligible adults can get their first or second jab. No appointment necessary #Bolsover #Chesterfield #ClayCross #Derby #Ilkeston #LongEaton #Matlock #Normanton Details: #WhatItMeansToMe…

Buxton 4 Youth (Bright Opportunities) open up Defibrillator use to general public

After last weeks football incident , when Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during the match versus Finland at Euro 2020, it prompted us to check our defib sat on a shelf In our day centre and Just how important Defibs actually are to save people lives. so we have now registered our…

Blythe House Community Hub (FAB)

Vaccine Information

We believe that it is vitally important to you, your relatives health as well as the country as a whole that you get your vaccine. We have now sent out invites to all over 18 year olds, and though we have had a good response, we still have a good number of appointments available to…

Covid-19 Vaccination

It’s still incredibly important to get your Covid-19 vaccination. Don’t worry if you’ve missed your appointment – you can re-book; and if you’re struggling to get to the vaccination centre, help is at hand to get you there. Full details in the posts below!

Vaccinations now available to all adults

All adults can now book their life-saving COVID-19 jab. If you’re aged 18 or over, visit to book yours.

Covid Vaccines for 18+ at Stewart Medical Centre

COVID VACCINES OFFERED TO ALL PATIENTS OVER 18 Stewart Medical Centre have now sent out invites for a Covid vaccination to ALL patients aged over 18. If you have not received an invite by text, it may mean we don’t have your up to date details on your records. Please either update your details via…

Mental Health Support

We are a small voluntary group based in North Somerset UK We promote positive mental health & raise awareness through events, media & partnerships. Visit our Facebook page for further information.  

People aged 23 or over can now book a COVID-19 vaccine

If you’re aged 23 or over, or if you turn 23 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine. More Info

This Week’s High Peak Covid Update

It’s now the over 25’s turn for the vaccine, which has seen more success since the X Factor! There were that many take ups, the NHS website crashed and scenes were described similar to Glastonbury. More than a million coronavirus vaccine bookings were made on the NHS website on Tuesday (8th June) which was a…

Buxton Covid-19 Mobile Test Centre

The Buxton Community Covid-19 Test Centre is now a mobile centre – based opposite the swimming pool in Pavilion Gardens. It’s only open Fridays 9am to 5pm; plus Saturday & Sunday 10am to 2pm. If you have NO Covid-19 symptoms you can pick up a set of self test kits here – and/or get a…

Covid vaccine: 25 to 29-year-olds in England invited Corona Virus Vaccine Information

Important NHS Data update for all

DO YOU WANT TO OPT OUT OF DATA SHARING? NHS Digital has told GP practices across England that a new programme to extract data from GP IT systems will begin from 1 July. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service will replace the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) system that has been…

30 or over? It’s time to book your first vaccination!

Follow the link below: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (

Recent COVID statistics across the High Peak:

Update from the High Peak Covid Community Messaging Partnership (For last week) Number of Cases in High Peak: 68 37 Male, 31 Female Hadfield West and Gamesley – 11 cases Dinting Simmondley & Charlesworth – 6 cases Glossop – 5 cases Hadfield East and Tintwistle – 4 cases. Other areas have 3 or fewer cases.…

Centre for Disease Control share new vaccine information

Take a look at the following link for more information: Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines ( What You Need to Know COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. You may have side effects after vaccination. These are normal and should go away in a few days. It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to…

Mentell – could your pub join in?

        Pubs/Bars.. Would you like to join the 118 pubs signed up to MENTELL’s TYBB.. ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide To receive you FOC pack, sign up in the link

Mental Health Support Derbyshire

The map brings all aspects of mental health support together from crisis support to peer support and self-care Mental Health Support Derbyshire Mental Health Crisis Support / Helplines Community Mental Health Teams Returning in Person Peer Group’s Current Zoom and Online Group’s Counselling services (IAPTS) Working Partnership Organisations Council for Voluntary Services Older Adults Support…

mentell – Support Sunday, ways to support a someone today 

Mental Health Support in Derbyshire

Search the Google Map to find Mental Health Support Groups and more, near you.  

New Indian Variant in Glossop and Derbyshire Dales calls for Caution

People who live or work in the Glossop area and the Derbyshire Dales are being urged to remain cautious after 4 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to be the new Indian variant that spreads more easily. Three cases of the Indian strain of the virus – classed as a ‘variant of concern’ – were confirmed…

Accidental Yogis face-to-face from Next Week

Tuesdays at 5.30pm and Fridays at 6.30pm will be back to in person at Buxton Methodist Church on Buxton Market Place from 18th May!! So exciting! Places are filling up, so reserve your space through the Gymcatch app. I cannot accept any walk ins due to Covid guidelines. We will be spaced out by 2…

Step 3 Roadmap out of lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the next steps in easing of the current lockdown measures, with indoor hospitality and indoor mixing to return from 17th May 2021.   For full details see the Explore Buxton page.     

Mental Health Week – Online Peer Support Group


Join the campaign in support of raising awareness of men’s mental health & male suicide..

Northern Souls Barber Shop sharing Mentell’s new coasters TYBB Turn Your Barber Blue, is MENTELL’s new campaign.. Sign up in the link to join the campaign in support of raising awareness of men’s mental health & male suicide..

Emotional Support Helpline

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service offer an Emotional Support Helpline to ANYBODY who feels they would benefit from having someone to talk to about things they might be having difficulty with. You can call the helpline on 01773 734989 and press option 2.

Healthwatch Derbyshire is supporting NHS England’s campaign to increase registration with a GP

Healthwatch Derbyshire Healthwatch Derbyshire is supporting NHS England’s campaign to increase registration with a GP. There is a common misconception that everybody needs to have certain documentation to be able to register with a GP such as photo identification and proof of address which is not the case. This campaign will help those who are…

NCT High Peak – What is Maternal Mental Health?

NCT High Peak Today’s focus for Maternal Mental Health Week is – What is Maternal Mental Health? Please take a look at the photos on this post (Follow link they describe symptoms of Perinatal Anxiety, Antenatal Depression, Postnatal Depression, Perinatal/Maternal OCD and a condition which is an Emergency Postpartum Psychosis. Many of these…

Turn your Bar Blue Mentell

Many Thanks to Dove Holes Cricket Club, The 19th Hole & The Lee Wood Hotel for signing up to MENTELL’s Turn Your Bar Blue campaign & supporting men in your community

Where to get Covid-19 Rapid Home Test Kits

You can get Rapid home test kits for Coronavirus at your local chemist as well as the Pavilion Gardens. Please do not go to the Chemist or gardens if you have symptoms though. Instead phone 119 or book a test here –

Over 40s Vaccinations: Book Now

If you’re aged 40 or over, or if you turn 40 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

Covid Vaccines for aged 42 or over

If you’re aged 42 or over, or if you’ll turn 42 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your Covid-19 vaccine. Book online


Mentell There is more than 1 way to give to charity!  Donations are a great way to give to charities, and the giving of time is super-duper as well!!! There are hundreds of ways to give your time to charity. Whether it’s helping to put up flyers in local businesses, dropping of merchandise at the…

Check out Alzeihmer’s Society’s free sports & activities guide

We think this video is tee-riffic! This 80 year old resident at Berelands House Care Home, who is living with dementia, has wowed us all with his golfing abilities! Take a look at our free, dementia friendly sports and activities guide, here: : Teresa Mangonon/Berelands House Care Home

Thomas Theyer Counselling Up and Running

We are pleased to share that our new counselling service is up and running. Offering free talking therapy to children and young people with additional needs or difficult life circumstances and a donation based service for their parents/carers. We also offer a paid for counselling service open to the wider community. TO FIND OUT MORE,…

Community testing centre Buxton- pick up your self-testing kits

Now that more people are out and about, its more important than ever to make sure you stay covid safe. We are lucky to have our own community testing centre in Buxton – and now you can pop along to get a test and pick up some kits to test yourself at home. It’s quick…

Second Vaccinations Are Very Important

It’s very important to have both doses of the vaccine. While the first dose will give you some protection from COVID-19 infection, you will need to have the second dose, so your body can further increase your level of protection Find out more about the vaccination online at vaccination information

How to get your Free Coronavirus Home Testing Kits

From Friday 9 April local people will be able to pick up free coronavirus home testing kits from our community testing centre in the Pavilion Arts Centre, which is open seven days a week, 7.45am to 7pm. You will be able to pick up two boxes of seven tests.  

Update from Stewart Medical Centre on the Astra Zeneca vaccine

There is a lot of information circulating regarding the Astra Zeneca vaccine following the announcement by MHRA yesterday. They key things to remember are: • If you have had a 1st dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, you should continue to have your 2nd dose as planned • If you are aged over 30, you…

MENTELL has been into Buxton.. Men is it time to talk?

MENTELL has been into Buxton.. We have left awareness cards & posters @ Boots pharmacy, The Chakra Cafe, Starz Cafe & The Chip Shop on the Market Square.. Thank you to these businesses. MENTELL is a men’s mental health charity offering support every Monday night via zoom 7-9 Please contact: For promo materials. To…

Changes to socialising rules: Monday 29th March

From Monday (29 March) the rules around how many people you can meet outside are changing…

10,000 Covid-19 Vaccines to Buxton Residents in 10 weeks!

Well done to Buxton’s Medical staff and all the volunteers who’ve helped out, and a special shout out to our Street by Street’s Toni who organises the rotas for the volunteers; all 250 of them! See here for full story.  

Health Watch Derbyshire Need Your Views On The Covid-19 Vaccine

Healthwatch Derbyshire wants to hear from local people about why they won’t or can’t have the Covid-19 vaccine. We would be grateful if you could fill out this short survey to share your views on why you don’t want the vaccine, or if you will face any issues receiving it. Feedback will be shared anonymously…

Vaccine Update From The Stewart Medical Centre

Vaccine update: We still have spaces available in our clinics this coming weekend for anyone aged 50 or over, or those identified as clinically vulnerable. With current uncertainty over the number of first-dose vaccines available over the next few weeks, now is a great time to get booked in if you have not yet been…

What to expect when going for a COVID-19 vaccination- BSL

What to expect when going for a COVID-19 vaccination British Sign Language version:  

Defibrillator is installed at Temple Fields

We are very proud to announce that Buxton JFC alongside Buxton Community School PTA, Buxton Cricket Club and High Peak Athletics Club have raised funds to make a defibrillator publicly available at Temple Fields for the local community. By using a defibrillator before an ambulance arrives, you can significantly increase someone’s chance of survival. According…

Blood Donation Session 26th March 2021

Pavilion gardens, Buxton The donation service would like you to be aware that they still need donations as normal. Please be assured that during lock down in England all blood donation sessions will continue to run as normal. They have extra safety measures in place and every precaution is put in place to eliminate the…

Buxton’s GP practices deliver 10,000 vaccines in 10 weeks!

An amazing milestone as Buxton GP Practices pass the 10, 000 vaccines delivered in just ten weeks. The plan now is to invite patients for their vaccinations in line with the National Booking System so, with vaccine supply increasing, there should be no need for anyone to have to go anywhere else for their vaccine.…

Number of Covid Tests carried out at Buxton’s test site so far!

How many tests have been carried out at at Buxton’s Community Test Site so far?  Read more to find out here!  

A guide to staying active at home during the Pandemic

Have you got your copy of the Active at Home Guide? Booklets to encourage people to be active at home have been distributed to vaccination hubs across Derbyshire recently. Read more to download yours for free here:  

Why Two Doses of the Vaccine is Important

It’s very important to have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. While the first dose will give you some protection from COVID-19 infection, you will need to have the second dose, so your body can further increase your level of protection. You also need to carry on wearing a face covering & sticking to current…

Misreporting on Covid-19 Vaccines Risk

Facebook users have shared links to several websites which misreport government data on Covid-19 vaccines. These websites claim the data shows that 460 people have died in the UK because of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 243,612 have suffered “injuries”. This is not true.     These figures come from the UK’s Yellow Card scheme, which collects and monitors information on…

Online Support for Women

Many benefit from being able to talk and we also offer simple methods to manage and change emotions. These nights have been a great support to many ladies. It is hard to be human sometimes and whether its the fear of the future, stress threatening breakdown, challenges with kids going back to school or home…

Carnival Fitness….free online taster session via zoom…

High energy fun and motivating fitness classes. Expect the best in afro Caribbean music and having a non stop smile on your face, all at the same time as keeping fit and healthy!     Click here for more information.

National No Smoking Day – March 10th – Get Help From Derbyshire County Council

Call us on 0800 085 2299 Visit:  

The NHS is sending text messages to some people to invite them to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Find out more about how we contact you:

Luminescent enzymes not in Covid-19 vaccine and other myths debunked

Digital Mental Health Services for Young People

Mental health support for children and young people is available and views are being sought on how these services should be shaped…. please encourage and give feedback using these short surveys

What to expect when going for a COVID-19 vaccination

Watch this video for a short and simple explanation of the vaccination process, from start to finish

Community testing vs NHS testing: know the difference

What’s the difference between community testing and booking a test through the NHS? Community testing – for people who don’t have coronavirus symptoms. NHS testing – for people who do have symptoms and are self-isolating. More info below.

Need to talk?

Are you finding it difficult to cope? There’s always someone to talk to. You won’t be judged. You can call the Samaritans on 116 123, any day, any time. Please share – it could make a big difference to someone else. Get help here..  

Mild side effects after COVID-19 Vaccine

You may experience mild side effects after your COVID-19 vaccine. This is because vaccines work by triggering a response in a person’s immune system. Most side effects are very mild, and only last a short time. Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine on our website.

The World Health Organisation are sharing a COVID-19 update

Are you working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic? The World Health Organisation teamed up with IOSH to provide an online course on how to stay healthy & safe in your workplace now or whenever you return. Start learning on OpenWHO today, it’s free for all:

How did they develop the vaccine so quickly? Covid – 19 Fact Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council  ·  Covid is a global issue so every country has worked on quickly finding a vaccination. All new vaccinations have passed the same rigorous safety and quality checks as any other vaccination. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit

MENTELL.. A free, confidential space for men to talk..

MENTELL.. A free, confidential space for men to talk.. Monday 7-9 on zoom.. But we also run a campaign called ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ we supply you with all the promo materials & beer mats.. the campaign runs the 1st Monday of a new month for 1 week only.. its tried & tested & works..…

Community Covid Testing in Buxton

    For details, click here:  

Covid-19. Get the Facts

There’s lots of misleading information circulating about #Covid-19 & you might wonder what’s true and what is not. Our campaign ‘Covid 19. Get the Facts’ provides #trusted, professionally sourced information about some of the main issues you might have questions about. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit

Your coronavirus vaccination questions answered

You can’t catch Covid-19 from the vaccination. It doesn’t contain the live virus and cannot give you COVID-19 infection. It is possible to have caught COVID before your appointment however and not realised you have symptoms until you have been vaccinated. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit

Download the NHS Covid-19 app and help save lives

Over 21 million people have already downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app. Join them to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. App Store: Google Play:…

COVID-19 Vaccine- Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs from Joined Up Care Derbyshire  Find the answers to all your questions here:

What’s in the vaccination? Key terms explained

When it comes to vaccines, there are three words you may have heard: pathogen, antigen, and antibody. Learn and share what they mean in 35 seconds:

Take a look at the High Peak’s new testing site

The High Peak’s new walk-in coronavirus testing site is open and the message to the community is to use it. Open 7 days a week, 9am to 7pm and for people without coronavirus symptoms. For more information, a tour of the testing site and some excellent advice, watch the clip below:

Please note this update from Stewart Medical Centre on 23rd February

Please be aware that due to unforeseen staff absence, as well as additional vaccine clinics, we are particularly short of routine appointments this week. Today (Tuesday 23rd February) we will be able to offer urgent appointments only. If you are unwell and need urgent treatment please call us as normal. For non urgent issues, please…

***FREE return transport to your local vaccination centre***

***FREE return transport to your local vaccination centre*** Free return transport to your local vaccination centre is available to ANYONE over 18 years of age. Please call the Buxton office on 01298 23970 if you live in the High Peak. Or call 01335 344 700 if you live in the Derbyshire Dales Connex website

Psychological First Aid Training Available From PHE

Psychological First Aid Training from PHE Online training, developed by PHE, is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Buxton Medical Practice Request For Patience Re Vaccinations

Please do not call the Practice about where you are with regards to the Covid Vaccination or what is happening with the second vaccine. At present we are working to the Government guidance. This has not changed with the recent roadmap out of Lockdown, and cannot be sped up. Though we can understand the anxiety…

COVID TESTING now available in Buxton

Buxton’s Coronavirus Testing Centre is now Open! High Peak residents are being asked to come for a coronavirus test as part of Derbyshire County Council’s targeted community testing programme. The county council testing centre is at Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade)on St John’s Road in Buxton, SK17 6BE. The opening times are 9am to…

Seek help from Chat Health

Find help near you: Advice for Parents and Carers in Derby City – Organisation: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Service: Derby City Children’s Services – For: Parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 in Derby City – Response Time: Within 24 hours, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays)  07507 327754

Update on shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable

As more is learnt about Coronavirus and new variants guidance on who are clinically extremely vulnerable also changes. You can check this ‘shielded’ list as well as extra advice and guidance here –…/guidance-on-shielding-and… The latest update has been issues this week and if you have one or more of the conditions listed below you may…

Update on Buxton Vaccination Programme

The Covid vaccination programme is continuing at a rapid pace, with the first 4 priority groups being seen nationally as ‘completed’. If you are aged over 70 and have not yet had your vaccination please get in touch with us as soon as possible. Derbyshire has the second highest uptake in the country across the…

Find out if you can book a coronavirus vaccination

Despite what was said at Monday’s briefing, if you are 65+ you do NOT need to wait to be invited, you can book BOTH of your appointments on line, now. You can only use this service if any of the following apply: you are aged 65 and over you have previously received a letter saying…

Octagon Set Up For Covid 19 Testing From 17th February

Great work in the last 24hrs to set the Octagon up as a community testing centre for Covid 19. More information on the link below but headlines below. Walk up for a test Wear a face covering Use hand sanitiser Keep social distance with others Open 7 days 9am – 7pm Can I attend if…

Online Bookings for Vaccinations

If you fall into any of the following groups and have not had your first vaccination yet you can now book online –…/coro…/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ you are aged 70 or over you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) you are a frontline health or social care worker…

Self-isolation support and guidance

Emotional health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak It’s perfectly natural to feel anxious or lonely if you’re required to self-isolate .There’s plenty of support and guidance on our website to help you look after your emotional wellbeing. Take a look here 

Mental Health Advice for Winter Lockdown

Elton John and Michael Caine in new Covid vaccine ad

False death figures go viral

Contrary to a viral Instagram post, there were 77,000 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 deaths in 2020 than there were in 2019.  Read here for more information.

Flu warning

Flu is a very serious illness but Covid-19 is even worse. People with #Covid-19 are six times more likely to need to go to hospital than those with flu and many people also face long term, serious health impacts as a result of contracting the virus. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit…

Viral Influencer Video Debunked by FullFact.Org

We were alerted to a viral influencer video that makes an astonishing number of false claims about Covid-19 and the pandemic. We’ve fact checked them one by one Read the fact check…/viral-influencer-video-full-false…

Buxton Vaccination Centre Update

We’ve had a check in with Buxton Medical Practice today (09/02/2021) following the announcement last night that over 70’s can book their own vaccines now.  BMP have said it is expected that in Buxton all eligible* over 70’s will receive a text or phone call offering them a vaccine appointment for this Friday at Buxton’s…

Men, is it time to talk?…

MENTELL offers a safe, confidential space for you to do this. Every Monday 7-9 on zoom. We also like to get involved raising awareness within the community. Would you like a community pack?.. please contact #supportingmeninyourcommunity

WHO busting some COVID-19 myths

WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien busts some COVID-19 vaccine myths related to infertility, DNA and composition of vaccines here.      

Vaccination Appointment Information

Here is what you should bring to your vaccination appointment For more information about what will happen at your appointment:

Ipsos Mori is Safe

A number of posts on social media claim that the name of market research company Ipsos MORI translates to ‘they die’ in Latin. A TikTok video being shared widely on Whatsapp warns people this means they will die if they get a Covid-19 test. Other claims on Facebook also warn about the company name.  …

Mental Wellbeing Support

It’s easier to look after our mental wellbeing with a plan. Get a plan with free tips and advice from Every Mind Matters.  

Become a vaccination volunteer

Find your role with St John Ambulance vaccination volunteer programme here:

Domestic abuse support

Help is available for domestic abuse. Find support at

Covid-19 vaccine myths busted

There is no evidence that nanoparticles in Covid-19 vaccines affect fertility read more here:

How to Recognise a Vaccination Invitation

Invitations for Vaccinations: How to recognise a genuine invitation and spot scams Sadly there are several scam emails and text messages circulating which imitate invitations to book an appointment for a Covid-19 Vaccination. To help you spot a fake or scam message, please note the following: -Genuine Invitations will NEVER require you to input your…

WHO Vaccination Advice

This week’s Science in 5 gives you answers on following questions: -If you already got your COVID-19 vaccine, when the immunity kicks in and how long it lasts -Can you still catch COVID-19 and can you infect others -How long do you need to take precautions after vaccination

Try this Vaccine Queue Calculator!

Find it here:

CAMHS – advice for promoting mental wellness in children and young people during lockdown


Make a Mind Plan with One You – Take the quiz

Your Mind Plan Answer the 5 questions in this interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you Now tailored for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Start quiz

Mentell – New member card

Together, we can make February a more positive month! ⁠ January is always hard to go through, especially with a national lockdown in place. ⁠ ⁠ If you want to improve your mental well-being, talk to Mentell ⁠ ⁠ Our Circles provide a safe and confidential space for men aged 18+ to talk free from advice…

COVID vaccine fraud alert

 The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS. We will never ask for: your bank account or card details your pin or banking password copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips. For details on how you will be contacted by the NHS…

Derbyshire Vaccination Programme Information

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway Derbyshire’s hospitals and GP practices have begun vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks. If you are in a priority group then you are at high risk of getting coronavirus, especially if you have a long-term condition which are…

How to protect yourself from Covid-19

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth so you should avoid touching your face in order to prevent the #COVID-19 virus from entering your body. -Healthwatch Derbsyhire

Stay healthy with Change4Life

Free resources from Change4Life to keep children happy and healthy during lockdown! Find interactive calendars and ideas for teachers of all primary school years

A Huge Thank You from Buxton’s Vaccination Centre!

A Huge Thank you to the many people who have supported and volunteered so far with the Covid Vaccination Centre here at Buxton Medical Practice, from us and our partners in the Covid vaccinations, Elmwood, Stewart and Hartington Medical Centres. These include all the Car Park Volunteers , who have been fantastic and kept he…

What to do after having the COVID-19 Vaccine

Even if you’ve had your COVID-19 vaccine, it’s important that you continue to follow national restrictions. We don’t yet know if the vaccine prevents transmission – you could potentially still carry and transmit the virus to other vulnerable people, even if you are protected. Find out more here

Derbyshire Carers Online Activities 

We are currently running alternative Support and Cuppa & Chat groups online.   All activities are for Unpaid Carers registered with Derbyshire Carers Association only.   For more information and to book a place please contact Katie Matkin on 07773 173 416 or email       A MONTHLY VIRTUAL MEMORY LOSS CARERS SUPPORT GROUP Our…

Vaccine Related Scams on the Increase

Important information about the booking link for covid-19 vaccination appointments – With an increase in vaccine-related scams, we understand patients look for ‘‘ links as a sign that they are legitimate but which may be a scam. When the NHS contacts you you will ONLY be asked for a date of birth when booking the…

COVID-19 Vaccination How to and Update

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway Derbyshire’s hospitals and GP practices have begun vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks. If you are in a priority group then you are at high risk of getting coronavirus, especially if you have a long-term condition which are…

Stories from the vaccination roll-out and COVID-19 front-line

Staff at Buxton for Youth – Bright Opportunities receive their vaccinations Buxton Mountain Rescue team help transport people to their vaccination appointment Avid followers of our callout posts on social media may have spotted that we usually finish with a comment relating to cleaning kit and the vehicles as part of our Covid-19 protocols. The…

WHO: Looking after your mental health working from home

If you’re working from home due to COVID-19, look after your mental health by: sticking to regular working hours taking breaks during the day to reduce stress and stay productive

NHS: Social distancing guidance after vaccination

If you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s vital that you continue to follow social distancing guidance. Read the latest guidance here:

Support from Derbyshire Careers Association

The lockdown will have brought about new challenges for carers, but Derbyshire Carers Association is still available to support you. They offer many different types of support including: – Information, advice and guidance on a range of Carer issues, including practical and emotional support – Befriending and counselling – Peer support with other Carers to…

Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service

Mental health support is now available to Derbyshire residents of all ages through a new mental health helpline and support service. Call 0800 028 0077 – this is a freephone number and calls from landlines or mobiles should be free. The support line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How to sign up to a Mentell online meeting

To sign up to one of our Circles all you have to do is click this link to register: ⁠ ⁠ We will always give you the option to speak to someone before attending, just in case you have any initial questions or queries. ⁠ ⁠ You will then have to confirm you are…

Allied Ahoy! Drivers Volunteer for Vaccine Support

We at Allied taxis would like to help with the current COVID crisis and as such we will be offering a FREE local taxi service for anyone aged over 70+ who is struggling or needs help to get to their appointment for their vaccination in Buxton.   This will be between the hours of 9am…

Zoom in on Mentell Mondays

MENTELL MONDAY.. 7-9. Sign up & join a zoom session today! men is it time to talk..

WHO How Not to Wear a Mask

How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don’ts    

The Guardian reports how the benefits of vaccine roll-out to be seen in weeks- but there is no room for complacency

First fruits of vaccine rollout ‘should be seen in weeks’ Experts agree that the impact of the jab will vary regionally and among different groups 0 A former nightclub has been turned into an NHS vaccination centre in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters Analysts are involved in an urgent effort to gauge the impact of…

Vaccine or virus? Which is safer?

NHS Covid-19 vaccine information

The COVID-19 vaccines work by teaching your immune system how to defend itself against attack from the virus. Read more important information and FAQs here:

Notice from Derbyshire LMC about the COVID vaccination programme

Practices are getting inundated with queries and complaints about the COVID vaccination programme. Please note, Practices do not control: 1) the vaccine supply chain- cancellations will happen if vaccine stocks don’t arrive. We are as frustrated about this as you are. 2) the priority groups i.e. the order of who can be vaccinated. We are…

Statement from Chris Whitty- HM Chief Medical Officer on National alert levels

Press release Statement from Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty on national alert levels Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty writes about the UK’s battle with Covid-19. Department of Health and Social Care We have faced several grave moments during our battle against coronavirus. But right now, the country is perhaps facing the most serious…

Buxton’s first COVID Vaccination Hub

Buxton Medical Practice We are now able to invite the first wave of patients for a covid vaccination at the Buxton vaccination based here at Buxton Medical Practice. Patients will be contacted either by phone or text to book their appointment. It is vitally important that you wait for us to contact you for your…

Chris Hill Community Sports take to You Tube – take a look!

Check out their channel!  

Advice on the COVID vaccine and how to stay safe, protect the NHS and help prevent tighter restrictions

Joined Up Care Derbyshire website provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including frequently asked questions, information flyers and daily county vaccination programme updates. Remember to still follow the “hands, face, space” rule even after receiving the vaccine. Visit their website:

Free transport to your vaccine appointment

Morrisons issue new face covering rules

LGBTQI+ – come and join the conversation!

COVID Vaccination first priority groups explained

COVID Vaccination site volunteers wanted!

As COVID deaths reach the highest number since 21st April (the peak) we are within touching distance of the beginning of the end! Let’s bring it forward together! CAR PARK VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED for the COVID VACCINATION HUB in BUXTON Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January (other future dates are yet to be…

COVID Vaccine Information – your questions answered.

CONNEX offer of transport to COVID vaccination appointments

If you’re offered an appointment for a covid test, but are worried about getting there – call Connex 01298 23970 – they will try to arrange a lift for you

Ideas for happiness and wellbeing during the pandemic!

MENTELL Monday 7-9, offers a safe, confidential space for men to talk/listen via zoom at present. If, as a community you would like some promo materials please inbox me.. it’s all about raising awareness or if you would like to volunteer

Stewart Medical Centre being offering vaccines at the Buxton Vaccination Hub

Stewart Medical Centre We have now begun inviting the first wave of patients for a covid vaccination at the Buxton vaccination hub based at Buxton Medical Practice on Temple Road. Patients will be contacted either by phone or text to book their appointment. It is vitally important that you wait for us to contact you…

COVID vaccine information from Joined Up Care Derbyshire

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. At this time, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals to: some people aged 80 and over…

Need a lift to your COVID vaccination? Buxton Mountain Rescue… to the rescue!

Along with Kinder Mountain Rescue Team Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is on standby to help elderly members of the community get to Thornbrook Medical Centre for vaccinations against Covid-19. It is a unique task which attracted attention from Sky News who came to interview the team leaders this morning. You can see the story on…

Dealing with Dental Pain

You can get help with dental pain even if you don’t have a dentist. Get tips for managing pain at home here –   Salt water (do not swallow salt water!) Boil kettle Dissolve tablespoon of salt in cup of hot water. Let cool to Luke Warm Gently Swish and Spit

Driving in the Snow – Advice

Mentell Advice – You don’t have to tell, we listen too

When we asked our members: What advice would you give to a new member who has hasn’t experienced an online circle yet? ⁠ ⁠ Here are a few of the responses: ⁠ ⁠ ‘My advice to new members would be if you have registered to join a circle despite your fears and concern please try…

NHS guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)

Advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (shielding) If you’re at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (COVID-19), you’re advised to take extra steps to protect yourself. Information:This advice is for people who have received a letter from the NHS or their GP saying they’re clinically extremely vulnerable. If you’re not sure if…

Be aware of scammers and vaccination message

Which? review hand sanitisers and provide efficacy results

Hand sanitiser gels sold online fail Which? tests Three of the 18 hand sanitisers tested didn’t contain enough alcohol to effectively kill the COVID-19 virus or other germs By Hannah Fox4 Dec 2020 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare by email Independent Which? tests have revealed that some alcohol-based hand sanitisers contain a fraction of the…

Nurses and Doctors share how they are struggling to cope with the worsening COVID-19 crisis


Tier 4- Stay at Home

Mental Health and winter lockdowns

Suicide and COVID-19 restrictions; find support here:

Make becoming a Dimentia Friend one of your New Years resolutions!

Dementia Friends

From Dementia Friends: Highlight #3: Today’s highlight has to be the words of wisdom you’ve shared with us over the last year. Your tips, ‘small wins’ and Dementia Friends actions inspire us every day.  

Avoid the Three C’s

There are certain places where COVID-19 spreads more easily:  Crowded places  Close-contact settings  Confined and enclosed spaces Avoid the  Cs.  

Mentell Circles Back Monday

If you struggled this Christmas, we encourage you to talk about it. ⁠ ⁠ Every man deserves the opportunity to talk about how they are feeling. ⁠ ⁠ We are back hosting our Circle on Monday 4th January, 7-9pm ⁠ ⁠ During our Circles we pass around a virtual ‘ball’ which allows each person to…

Alzheimer’s support with Talking Point

Recent Links to South Africa? Please Quarantine Now

If you have travelled to South Africa in the last two weeks, or been in contact with anyone who has, please isolate straight away. If you need help to do this please visit and request help with shopping etc or food support. T Thank you. Find out more about the new ‘South African’ variant…

Travel Guidance and Christmas Bubbles

It is vital that we each take personal responsibility this Christmas to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones, particularly if they are vulnerable. One in three people with coronavirus (COVID-19) have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising it. So the safest way to celebrate Christmas this year is…

Mentell Monday – spaces still available

There are still seats available at our online Circle tomorrow night All you have to do is install Zoom if you haven’t got it already, then find a private space where you feel comfortable to talk. Please note there is no obligation to share. Whether you want to talk or simply listen to others, we…

Mentell Christmas Help

We are officially on the run up to Christmas! How are you feeling during this time of the year? When you are surrounded by so much joy, it can heighten anxiety and depression. It is easy to then fall into a guilty frame of mind. You then become very conscious of dampening the mood of…

Tier 3 and Christmas Bubbles

There will be no change to Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire’s tier three allocations. It follows the latest government review of the three-tier system after officials met on Wednesday. The three counties were put into the most restrictive tier when the national lockdown ended earlier this month. It means pubs and restaurants in these areas will…

Sir Ian McKellen says he feels ‘euphoric’ after receiving coronavirus vaccine

One time Sir Ian McKellen is right to ignore his own advice to ‘Keep it secret, keep it safe’. We hope that his sharing news that he has received the covid 19 vaccine will encourage others to follow suit… The Lord of The Rings star, 81, was photographed having the jab, which was administered to him…

Stay warm this winter- here are some useful tips…

Monday evening MENTELL supportive mental health session for men

 Everyone’s road to find a mentally happy place is different. We understand that for some, one circle will enable them to make the necessary changes and for others a weekly talk will be really beneficial. Here at Mentell, we are completely FREE OF COMMITMENT. This is our fifth principe You will never be asked to…

NHS will contact you if you are eligible to be vaccinated

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this…

Help out the High Peak Youth Forum

Working in Partnership, Derbyshire County Council and High Peak CVS are setting up a local Youth Forum to give young people the opportunity to voice their opinions of what is needed across the High Peak – click here for full details. The first forum meetings will take place on the 16th and 17th December To…

Buxton and the High Peak see the positive effects in new Covid cases through lockdown #2

University students urged to get a free test prior to returning home for Christmas

If your kids are coming home from uni, remind them to get a free coronavirus test before they head back. If the test is negative they should travel home between 3-9 Dec to avoid contracting the virus later and having to self-isolate for 14 days which may mean they can’t get home for Christmas.…

None-elite football information issued by the FA

UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE ISSUED FOR ‘NON-ELITE’ FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND AFTER LOCKDOWN Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 Shares Expand Grassroots football can return from Wednesday 2 December, but the level varies from Tiers 1 to 3 We have today issued updated guidance for ‘non-elite’ football in England following confirmation from the UK Government that organised sports can…

Mentell’s Monday circle

We value our members and their feedback is very important to us… ⁠ ⁠ ‘Really enjoy the Monday night circles. It’s the perfect place to talk and realise I’m not alone’⁠ ⁠ Is it your time to talk? ⁠ ⁠ We host our FREE virtual Circle which is open every Monday 7-9pm. ⁠⁠ ⁠

Samaritans – ‘We are always here’.

Monday Mentell Meeting

From Mentell: If you want to take part in our circle, see it as a helping hand ⁠ ⁠ You are simply joining a safe and supportive place where you can talk. ⁠ ⁠ Talking is something we do every day, whether it is to our manager, partner, parent or friend. ⁠ ⁠ The only…

The Harmony Project – support for homeless women and their children in Derbyshire

From Domestic Abuse Support in Derbyshire: Across Derbyshire there are various options for those who have no choice but to leave their homes and move into refuge accommodation as a result of abuse. We support victims of abuse to leave safely, and we offer support to help them move on to more secure, long-term accommodation.…

Update from Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre

I hope you haven’t all forgotten about us? I’m sure you have seen the news and seen High Peak will be placed in tier 3 when lockdown ends. This means the Gym and the Pool will be open on Wednesday 2nd December. Swimming lessons will also start on that day. Booking in for sessions will…

Healthwatch Derbyshire Experiences of Virtual Medical Appointments

During the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in the use of digital services in place of face to face services, such as telephone appointments, video consultations, text messaging and others. Virtual health appointments rely on patients having access to technology. Depending on the method of appointment this ranged from needing a telephone…

Blythe House Light Up a Life

If you’re doing you’re weekly shop in Morrison’s at Buxton this week, keep your eyes peeled for the Blythe House stall showcasing Light up a Life. You can also dedicate a light in memory of someone you love, online now: blythe-house-light-up-a-life

Derbyshire Carers Association invite you to a virtual coffee morning!

Derbyshire Carers Association Yesterday at 16:45  ·  Coffee and Chat Virtual Social group this Wednesday 25th November This is a relaxed social group that meets to have a friendly conversation and discussion around how we are coping and a chance to hear about the different hobbies, groups and activities we can get involved in. Pop the kettle on,…

Full Fact on COVID-19 death figures

  The Daily Mail’s chart of Covid-19 death figures doesn’t use the real numbers 23 NOVEMBER 2020 WHAT WAS CLAIMED Weekly death figures in late 2020 are barely higher than the maximum in the previous five years, once you adjust for population growth. OUR VERDICT This is false. The figures used assume a level of…

Be safe this Christmas with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

Blythe House Hospice donations table is at Morrisons- please give generously!

Take a look at the CVS News!

Mentell Monday – is it time to talk?

From Mentell: There was a time when men would talk to each other and it wouldn’t be ‘weird’ or ‘uncomfortable.’ ⁠ ⁠ It would be normal for men to express emotion ⁠ ⁠ We want to bring this act back to life which is why we host a virtual circle every MONDAY NIGHT ⁠ ⁠…

Hidden Disabilities – Lockdown Regulations

From Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme: As we continue to follow lockdown rules, here’s a reminder of what we can and cannot do in England under the current Covid regulations.


URGENT MESSAGE We currently have no internet and therefore no access to computers/ records. Please bear with us. Please ONLY call if you need an URGENT appointment today This message will be updated as soon as the situation is resolved.

Flu jabs for the 50-60 year-olds

You will no doubt have heard in the media this morning, that those age 50-64 will be able to receive a flu vaccine from 1/12/20. General practices are learning this information at the same time as you via the same sources as you. Practices are doing all they can to prepare and source vaccines, they…

Have you Got it Covered?

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. 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…

Derbyshire Health Visiting Service – how to get in touch and what we are offering

Derbyshire Health Visiting Service  ·  *Getting help and support during COVID-19* Our Derbyshire health visiting team are continuing to deliver services during COVID-19; we are working through review visits and supporting our local families as quickly as possible. However, we are experiencing high volumes of call to our information line. We know that this is…

MENTELL – Safe and secure support for men every Monday evening

Every Monday evening, we host a digital circle 7-9pm.⁠ ⁠ Lockdown has stopped our ability to speak face to face; however, we will not let it stop you from talking and us from listening ⁠ We understand that speaking to a screen is not the same. This might trigger confidentiality worries; you might live in…

Debunking COVID conspiracy theories…

Get the facts: Vaccines 17 NOVEMBER 2020 The figure for a dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine covers the cost of delivering the treatment GP practices are private companies that receive funding from a range of places. Read more… 16 NOVEMBER 2020 Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry The company…

Debunking Vaccine Misinformation

From Full Fact: “𝙒𝙚’𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙝𝙪𝙜𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙨.” Our Editor Tom Phillips spoke to Sky News about vaccine misinformation. And on our podcast tomorrow, we discuss vaccine hesitancy and debunk myths with the Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project. Subscribe for free ►  

Service Dogs in an Emergency

If a service dog without a person approached you, it means the person is down and in need of help.

Hands, Face, Space – Reminder from HPBC

From High Peak Borough Council With the country now in lockdown 2.0 and cases of Covid-19 rising rapidly it’s more important than ever to make sure you follow the guidance in place – you may not think it will affect you but it WILL affect someone in your community. Remember Hands, Face, Space and only…

The Sunflower lanyard hidden disability scheme

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme llt11ihS cNeovtpegomndcbfeherfd gugaltm s1ore4:S2d8  ·  The Sunflower Shopping experience Now that visits to the shops are limited and shopping for essentials takes on greater importance during the lockdown, we want to hear from people with a hidden disability about their shopping experiences. People with hidden disabilities may struggle to do things that other people…

Hathersage open-air swimming pool opening times

As it stands the pool will reopen on Thursday 3rd December – pending no further lockdown restrictions being imposed or extended. All tickets for 3rd December to New Years Day will go on sale on 20th November. We will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but will be open all other days! So…

Taylor Made for caring – Susan Taylor donates masks she has made to local Secondary Schools

We’d just like to say a big shout out of thanks to Taylor Made in Chapel who have donated face masks to Buxton Community and Thomas Moore’s Schools this week to help the students carry on schooling safely. Thanks Suzy, you’re a star! xx You can visit her site and order beautiful masks of every…

What is a vaccine? Let the World Health Organisation explain!

How do vaccines work? Vaccines contain weakened non-dangerous parts of an antigen It’s enough that our body can learn to build the specific antibody This will prompt our immune system to respond & defeat the real antigen in the future More info

The UK Government is not to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory

The government is not proposing to make a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory 11 NOVEMBER 2020 WHAT WAS CLAIMED A UK government document is circulating promoting mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. OUR VERDICT Evidence submitted to a parliamentary committee by four academics argues that the government may want to consider making a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory. This is not being…

Movember – help to have conversations about mental health difficulties

Lockdown. It’s tough. We’re isolated, apart from the people we care about. Now’s the time to check in with anyone who might be struggling. Phone them, message them, email…make sure they’re doing OK. It can be difficult to know what to say. That’s why we’ve put together resources to help you know how to reach…

Emotional wellbeing support

We know that this may be a difficult time for you and your family. If you’re concerned about a child or young person’s #mentalhealth, you can get free, confidential advice via phone, email or webchat from the Young Minds Parents Helpline:

MENTELL- 7 Principles

Studies show that winter weather has a negative effect on mental health.⁠ Our 7 key principles are: ⁠ Safety⁠ Confidentiality ⁠ Respect⁠ Free of Judgement ⁠ Free of Commitment ⁠ Free of Advice⁠ Free to Share or Listen⁠ ⁠ During this time people stay inside more and unconsciously detach from normal activities. This form of…

Mentell Zoom Meetings

From Mentell: What’s your number today? “On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being, I’m in a challenging place right now and 10 being I’m in a great place… Where are you at the moment?” What’s yours today? Is it time to talk? It’s Monday and we have space for you to join us.. Circle…

Visiting Care Home Residents During The Current Lockdown

From the Department of Health and Social Care: This week we published guidance on visiting loved ones in care homes during the #COVID19 national restrictions. Click to read the full guidance…/update-on-policies-for-visiting..

Blythe House Hospice care – there for you.

Following Saturday’s announcement about a second national lockdown, we want to promise that we are right here for anyone in our community who is affected by life-limiting illness or bereavement. Also those who are isolated, lonely, elderly or vulnerable. That includes Hospice at Home; advice and support via Zoom and telephone; counselling and bereavement sessions;…

Message from Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health- Dean Wallace

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR Hello, I’m Dean Wallace and as Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health it’s my job to protect the health and well-being of everyone in the county. For the past few months, a huge part of mine, and my team’s work, has been to help prevent the spread…

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme The Sunflower is here for people to choose to indicate that they have a hidden disability and may need support, understanding or a little more time as they go about their daily lives. Our Sunflower lanyards are available for free, to anyone with a hidden disability that needs one, from…

Bonfire Night Advice for you and your Little Critters


Take Care of your Winter Wellbeing

Mentell: Support For Men

From Mentell: On the back of the announcement last night, everyone connected with Mentell is in no doubt that times are going to be tough for many men across the country. We don’t have the answers but we can provide the online space for men to talk, listen and navigate their way through these challenging…

New National Restrictions Across England From 5th November

For information about the new national restrictions which come into force across England next Thursday, check the government’s website.


New National Restrictions from 5 November Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. Published 31 October 2020 Contents 1. Stay at home 2. Staying safe outside the home (Social Distancing) 3. Meeting with family and…

Which? reviews face masks

See their review here:

Stepping Hill Hospital has to cancel operations due to beds pressure

Greater Manchester hospitals start cancelling operations as patient numbers near April peak Exclusive: As pressure grows, Wigan’s NHS trust has suspended non-emergency operations, while Stockport has also cancelled some procedures until the weekend. Jen Williams reports. A paramedic steps from an ambulance after delivering a patient with Coronavirus to the Nightingale Hospital in April (Image: Joel…

Buxton Medical Centre offers flu vaccines to over 65s

Over 65s Flu Clinics Good news, more Flu vaccinations have arrived for the over 65s category. This means we will be opening a clinic session on the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 November 2020. If you are over 65 and have not had your flu vaccination yet please ring to book your appointment. When you come…

Mentell- find a circle near you!

Find out more about mental health support for men here:  

The Tradesmans Entrance – offering free food for children this half-term

The Tradesmans Entrance Cafe Ltd Message from Cafe owner, Cazz Kidd: ‘I’m horrified that the free school meal Scheme in the holidays has been abolished… To ALL families that might struggle to feed their children over the half term, working or not working, we will make your child a pack-up or a warm homemade cup…

Self isolating? PLEASE follow these steps and protect us all!

Alan Thompson receives a visit from the Home From Hospital service he is raising funds to support! Yesterday I received a visit from the Home from Hospital service provided by Connex Community Support. So, here I am taking advantage of the service that is a feature of my fund-raising. I am delighted to report it works perfectly and if you listen to the video it appears that the most important thing…

Blythe House Hospicecare ·  Would you like to work in a busy local shop and help support your local hospice on a voluntary basis? We would love new volunteers to join the team at our Whaley Bridge department store. Vacancies are currently available for shifts on Tuesday and Friday afternoons – roles include serving customers,…

Wash your hands this Halloween

Dementia Support

Healthwatch Derbyshire We know that this is a worrying time for people living with dementia, their families and carers. However, health and social care services remain open and it’s important that people access support and advice if they are worried about their memory or diagnosed dementia. Joined Up Care Derbyshire has produced a questions and…

greater Manchester enters into Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions from Friday

Greater Manchester will move to England’s highest tier of coronavirus restrictions from Friday at 00:01 BST, the prime minister has announced. Speaking at No 10, Boris Johnson said “not to act now” would put the lives of Manchester’s residents “at risk”. He said a “generous” offer of financial support had been made to the region…

Mentell – join a men’s circle near you

Need to OFFLOAD your stress & worries? Feeling isolated? Ready to do something about it? Joining a mens circle at Mentell is easy! (Men have been doing this for thousands of years – Its just its online now!) Step1. Click the link below… enter your name & email address… Step2. On a Monday morning we’ll…

Coronavirus updates provided by Derbyshire County Council

Calling all residents of Glossopdale, Erewash, Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire. For the latest news, guidance and support following the Government’s new coronavirus high alert level restrictions for your area, sign-up to receive our coronavirus update for your community via email . For more info:

Derbyshire COVID-19 Postcode checker

If you live in Derbyshire you can use our postcode checker to find out your coronavirus alert level. Simply type in your postcode to find out whether medium or high restrictions apply in your area and what that means for you:

Coronavirus Support for Dementia Friends

How can I stop someone with dementia from leaving our house? Are people with dementia at higher risk of catching coronavirus? The person I care for is in denial about coronavirus. What can I do? Head over to Alzheimer’s Society’s support pages to get answers to some of these coronavirus & dementia FAQs:…/frequently-asked-questions

Blythe House Hospice Looking for Volunteers

In partnership with Helen’s Trust, Blythe House hospice programme that supports people who are affected by life-limiting illnesses in their own homes, is looking for volunteers across the Derbyshire Dales. The award-winning community volunteer programme was set up in 2018 and is now extending its services to cover Dales towns including Bakewell, Matlock and surrounding…

Derbyshire County Council Support for Self Isolation

If you’re self-isolating we know it can leave you feeling anxious or lonely. You can find financial, emotional and practical support to help you through your period of isolation on our website:

High Peak residents can now apply for Self-Isolation Support Payments

A big ‘Thank You’ to Explore Buxton for the following guidance about Self-Isolation Support Payments…. Eligible individuals in the High Peak who are entitled to a Test and Trace support payment or discretionary support payment of £500 can now apply online. This is to support people on low incomes who are unable to work from home if they are to self isolate by…

WHO guidance – Wearing Face Masks Safely

How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don'ts How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don'ts Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Mittwoch, 23. September 2020

Street by Street Lottery Winners!

The Buxton Street by Street team have been promising exciting news for a while now, and here it is! Over the last few months we have been working with Connex Community Support to put in a bid to the Lottery for funding for a partnership to support what we have all been doing as neighbours…

Local Covid Alert Level Checker

Please remember there is no ‘Low’ area of transmission, Buxton is currently medium but SK17 alone in a post code check covers a large area, including areas which are in different alert levels. Please enter a full local postcode, and check the government post code checker to check our local alert level and restrictions.…

The Buxton Advertiser outlines restriction changes across the High Peak

Parts of High Peak placed into Government’s Tier 2 ‘high alert’ lockdown Parts of the High Peak have been placed into the ‘high alert’ level of the Government’s three tier coronavirus lockdown restrictions. By Darren Burke Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:16 am Due to a worrying spike in Covid cases, Glossopdale will be put under Tier…

Stop smoking and breathe this Stoptober!

Have you #quit this #Stoptober? What are your top tips for going #smokefree? Get ideas to help you stop smoking for good online at #LiveLifeBetterDerbyshire here:

Buxton residents urged to adhere to safety measures as COVID-19 figures force local lockdowns

High Peak residents urged to heed extra restrictions


BBC News are covering the UK Government announcement today at 15:30 about the incumbent plans for the North West on the back of rapid rises in COVID infections now leading to more hospital admissions since March. Please arm yourself with factual information to keep you and those around you safe and protect our NHS

Mobile COVID-19 testing unit in Glossop

A mobile unit has been set up in Glossop to help local people to get a coronavirus test. Situated on Fauvel Road, it opened last Friday (2 October) and is scheduled to be in place until Friday 16 October. It is open for pre-booked appointments only, which need to be booked in advance through the…

Mobile Testing Unit in Glossop

A mobile unit has been set up in Glossop to help local people to get a coronavirus test. Situated on Fauvel Road, it opened last Friday (2 October) and is scheduled to be in place until Friday 16 October. It is open for pre-booked appointments only, which need to be booked in advance through the…

New ‘Go Viral’ Game aims to Combat Online Misinformation

 Misinformation about COVID-19 is being shared far and wide  Play Go Viral! and learn how to spot the tactics used to spread misinformation. Based on the latest findings from Cambridge University, Go Viral! puts you in the shoes of a media manipulator so you uncover their tricks and build your resilience to misinformation in the…

Men! Get Help with your Mentell Wellbeing

If you are looking for a space to talk and be heard, or just to listen to other men share what is going on for them during this challenging time, you can sign up for Mentell’s free online support service. You are never obligated to attend. Circles run every Monday from 7pm. To learn more…

Morrisons Extend Quiet Times

From this Sunday, 11th October, we’ll be having a Quieter Hour on Sunday mornings for the first hour of the store being open, as well as on Saturday mornings 9-10am. We will dim our lights, turn the music off and reduce our in store noises to promote a quieter and calmer environment for our customers…

COVID-19 and Young People

There is much speculation of how bad it is for young people and students if they catch Coronavirus with some reporting it’s like a very bad bout of flu and others sharing their much more serious battles with the virus   A Dublin teenager has told of his harrowing battle with Covid-19 and is urging young…

Accessing a supermarket priority slot for a non-shielded vulnerable person

If you are vulnerable because you are self-isolating either temporarily or long-term as a result of Covid 19, the Community Response Unit can help you get a supermarket priority slot at Tesco and Iceland supermarkets to access food and essential items if you meet certain criteria. This includes: vulnerable people who have no other support…

What Are The COVID Rules Where You Live?

Check this BBC page to check local and national restrictions in your area. All you need is your postcode.  

Is It Time To Quit?

From Derbyshire County Council: Is it time to quit? There’s never been a better time to stop smoking so why not take the first step and get in touch with Live Life Better Derbyshire? We offer FREE, online and phone support, free NRT and more. Visit

COVID19 and Grandparents

From the World Health Organisation: How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19?

WHO Helping Grandparents enjoy their Grand children COVID safely

How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19? How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19? Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2020

Our man with the bag: MENTELL

Mentell   Our man with the bag… represents everything that men carry around with them that in reality we dont see… AND for most of us… the idea of carrying a heavyweight around our shoulders all day, every day doesn’t sound too appealing. Yet most of us do it…in this modern world we rush around…

Keep all of us safe! HANDS, FACE, SPACE!

NHS COVID-19 and NHS Test and Trace app- know the difference

The NHS App and the NHS COVID-19 App are two different apps – here is a quick guide on the difference between them both. For the NHS App visit: For the NHS-19 Covid app visit:

Breastmates Online Breastfeeding Brunches

COME AND JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST, COFFEE, CAKE… THIS SUNDAY 10:30-12noon! Did you had a baby during lockdown? Did your baby arrive during the pandemic? Were you loving Maternity only for COVID to bring it to an almighty halt? Are you Pregnant and wanting to breastfeed? If any of these apply to you please join…

Get involved in ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ to help shape Joined Up Care Derbyshire’s mental health support

The ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ project, run by @Joined Up Care Derbyshire has been set up to start a conversation with the public and those who run services in Derbyshire. Joined Up Care Derbyshire want to hear from local people to give you the opportunity to shape the future of local healthcare. Their next conversation will be…

Mental Health Support for men- Mentell Online Circles

Self Care Is Important

From Revelatori: If you feel like you can’t function at full capacity right now, there are very good reasons why. Inspired by my dear friend Amy, whose conversation with me on this topic made me say “Ohhhhhh. I guess I should stop beating myself up, then.” (I haven’t, but I am trying.) See all the…

Plea from Dementia Friends

With shops and cafes having to operate differently right now, it can mean longer queues and sometimes confusing rules to follow. For someone with dementia, these can be additional barriers to getting out and being part of a community. One simple action we can all take to help can be summed up in just two…

Government Guidance Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 22 September 2020

Search Coronavirus (COVID-19)Guidance and support Home Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and wellbeing during coronavirus Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Cabinet Office Guidance Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 22 September 2020 Contents 1.Changes from 22 September 2.Social contact 3.Visiting public places and taking part in activities 4.Clinically vulnerable…

Advice for school children and parents about attending school and COVID

Healthwatch Derbyshire telephone support line

Dementia Friends Zoom Session

Morrisons Community Champion Rob will be hosting a free 30 – 45 minute Dementia Friends Zoom Session on 28/09/2020 to help understand more about how you can help someone with Dementia.      

Morrisons Shop Safely Update

To ensure you can shop safely at Morrisons, we’ve introduced thousands more colleagues to help out: – Store entrance greeters – ensuring your store doesn’t become too busy and that social distancing guidelines are followed. – Checkout queue management – with clear signage for basket shops and trolley shops. – Face coverings – our colleagues…

Vacancy – Care Navigator (Blythe House)

Could you help our patients and their families to understand the wide range of services available here at Blythe House, provide guidance and support, and ensure that their journey to better well-being is as easy as possible? If so, we might just have the role for you! We are on the lookout for two Care…

Derbyshire Constabulary Domestic Abuse Support

  We’ve just opened our Domestic Abuse Live Chat, and will be online from now until 10pm. To take part, head over to and use the event code #YouAreNotAlone. You can ask questions anonymously or privately and they will be answered by Detectives from our Domestic Abuse Unit, and our partners from the Elm…

Autism Support on Mask Wearing have released information on wearing face masks and autism, and a medical exemption card which you can find here –

Help Turn the Bar Blue!

Want to Turn You Bar Blue? Help Spread the Word… Mentell supplies Beer mats to bars & pubs to increase awareness… Mentell a place for men 18+ to talk &/or listen to either lighten their load or top their cup up. Next Beer Mat Changeover Date’s 5th -11th October… if you can HELP and would…

Mentell Help Lighten Unemployment Load

  34% of unemployed people experienced mental distress, compared to 16% of those in employment. source: If your unemployed you’re than X2 as likely to experience some form of mental distress than if you’re in employment… I dont know about you… BUT here at Mentell we think thats really SHOCKING when we know talking…

NHS COVID-19 App Now Available

The new #NHSCOVID19app, now available in England and Wales, is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus. Designated business and organisations are now legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace and are required to display official NHS QR code posters for people to…

How to Home Work Healthily

Government guidance is to work from home if you can to reduce social mixing and slow the spread of #Coronavirus Healthwatch Derbyshire have put together some tips on how to look after yourself whilst working from home. Additional resources … Supporting your mental health while working from home via  Mental Health First Aid England 5…

The Science Un-Masked

With mask wearing increasing indoors this week one of our Street by Street Volunteers Kim has turned to reputable sources for more reassurance on mask around wearing masks.  Thanks Kim :o) Oxford University: “The evidence is clear that people should wear masks to reduce virus transmission and protect themselves, with most countries recommending the public…

One Action is all it Takes – Dementia Friends

  With shops and cafes having to operate differently right now, it can mean longer queues and sometimes confusing rules to follow. For someone with dementia, these can be additional barriers to getting out and being part of a community. One simple action we can all take to help can be summed up in just…

Stay safe! Watch this short film showing you how!

Are you wearing your face covering properly? A face covering worn incorrectly doesn’t help reduce the spread of infection. Protect those around you and make sure you’ve #GotItCovered. Please be mindful of those who are exempt. Gepostet von Derbyshire County Council am Dienstag, 22. September 2020

Genuine Test and Trace processes- beware of scammers

High Peak sees Coronavirus spike

High Peak residents urged to stay alert following coronavirus spike Published: 21 September 2020“If you’ve got symptoms, act like you’ve got it and stay at home.” That’s the message from Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health for people in the High Peak following another sharp increase in coronavirus cases. The number of cases is rising throughout…

Mentell Circle Sign Up

Mentell provides free circles for men aged 18+ to talk (or just listen) in a safe and confidential space. If you would like to sign up, click here.

Coronavirus NHS QR Codes

Create a Coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue at the government’s website here.  

Different symptoms of common illnesses- what’s the difference and is it coronavirus?

Read more here:

Medicine blister pack recycling service now available in Superdrug!

Blister packs from medicines can now be recycled via some Superdrug stores. So far nearest looks like Stockport. If you’re in our local Buxton branch please ask when they might join the scheme. If enough folks ask they might take action.

Donate plasma to help treat those with COVID-19- Here’s how….

If you’ve had #coronavirus, your blood plasma could be used to help save lives. Donation is safe and easy, and your body quickly replaces any donated plasma and antibodies. Sign up today:…/plasm…/who-can-donate-plasma/  

‘Rule of Six and how it will work for you….

These are all of the activities and groups exempt from the government’s ‘rule of six’ On Monday September 14, it became illegal to meet with more than six people who are not a part of your household in England. The rules were introduced after a resurgence in coronavirus cases, driven largely by younger populations. The…

How To Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19

Healthwatch Derbyshire Testing Advice

Tests are having to be prioritised after the Health Secretary admits ‘challenges’ with COVID-19 testing after ‘sharp rise’ in demand: Visit the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website for the latest on testing for Covid19 (includes info on NHS Test and Trace) To find out if you meet the criteria for getting a test:…

Local School Bubble Enters Isolation

It has been confirmed tonight (14/09/2020) that year 11 at Buxton Community School has been instructed to remain at home due to a case of Covid 19 within that year group bubble, following advice from Public Health England. Please take extra care with your own covid safety measures. Have your anti bac / hand sanitiser…

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Free Introduction to mindfulness online workshop on Thursday 24 September at 6pm (approx 90 mins). The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health is a local charity that has been delivering Mental Health support to local people for over 30 years. Over that time our service delivery has helped in the development of our mental health resources…

Be aware of new restrictions coming into force on Monday 14th September

New restrictions will be in place from Monday (14 September) to help prevent the spread of coronavirus which is increasing. Read the latest guidance from Government here

Blythe House urges men to visit the GP if they have symptoms of prostate cancer

Blythe House Hospicecare ·  Local men are being urged to visit their GP if they are concerned about symptoms that could be prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer UK says: ‘Right now there are potentially thousands of men with clinically significant prostate cancer who could be cured, but have not been diagnosed because of Covid-19. ‘The pandemic…


At-a-glance: What are the new rules? Social gatherings of more than six people in England will not be allowed in law from Monday 14 September The new rule applies to people in private homes, indoors and outdoors, and places such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and public outdoor spaces It applies to all ages The rule does not apply to schools and…

Keep your Distance

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Coronavirus myth buster! Myth : wearing a face covering means we don’t have to social distance Truth :  wearing a face covering does reduce the spread but we still need to keep our distance and leave space Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 9 September 2020 READ MORE…

Men, is it time to talk?

Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.   7pm tonight – Your Opportunity to “Pay it Forward” Providing the people around you with the knowledge that Mentell exists… has the potential to save life… AT 7PM TONIGHT we’re launching a new 2…

Recent rise in COVID-19 cases ‘a great concern’.

Coronavirus: Rise in UK cases a great concern, Van Tam says Coronavirus pandemic Media captionPeople need to “start taking this very seriously again” – Prof Jonathan Van Tam The latest “big change” in coronavirus infections across the UK is of “great concern”, England’s deputy chief medical officer has warned. Prof Jonathan Van Tam said people…

Returning to School safely – advice from DCC

It’s natural for parents and children to feel worried about returning to school We have some useful resources on our website to help you feel reassured

Blythe House Hospice care- Helen’s Trust

Blythe House Hospicecare Stronger together – Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust have joined forces to provide more Hospice at Home care to dying patients across the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire. We have been discussing our organisational compatibility for over 12 months, and this formal partnership – officially launched today –…

Free psychological impact of COVID online training

Subjects  Courses  Using FutureLearn  Search term Search Sign in Register Online Courses Psychology & Mental Health COVID-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health 4.7 (364 reviews) Explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on wellbeing and mental health at an individual, group and societal level. Join course for free 21,480 enrolled on this course Duration3 weeks Weekly study2…

COVID Cases In Your Area

Find up-to-date information for your area here.

Charity Walk for MIND

From: Marion Higton   Please help support our local Posties and friends who are doing a charity walk on 13th Sept over Mam Tor raising funds for ‘MIND’ in memory of Kev Higton. Donate on their just giving page, sponsor forms in the Mind shop/ Burbage Stores and also W H Smith Buxton where we…

Shine a light on the long term impact of COVID-19 with Medical Reel

Medical Reel is the personal channel of Dr Nick Hayward MBBS PhD. Medical Reel shares videos for medical students, health professionals and others. #coronavirus Hello! I’m a UK doctor looking for #COVID19 survivors with long term symptoms to share their stories in a new video series. The aim is to promote awareness of COVID19 long haul issues. Please…

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) are creating a new network called ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’- have your say!

The first of these meetings will take place at 11am on the 10th September, where there will be the opportunity to hear about Derby and Derbyshire’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the restoration and recovery of services going forward. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end. The meetings will be…

Should I see a pharmacist instead of a doctor?

ADVICE FROM HEALTHWATCH  Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses. The pharmacist will let you know if you need to go and visit a doctor however they can help you with a number of things first. Can a pharmacist prescribe medication? Pharmacists can…

Thank you, ladies we couldn’t do this without you!!

Lets take a moment and raise the flag! Mentell circles are men only circles, but what about the women in Mentell? If you come across Mentell other than in circle, maybe at an event raising awareness or a bag pack at your local supermarket you’ve most likely have met some of the women that…

Mentell- mental health support for men

What is a Mentell circle? Men have been gathering together in circles to share their experiences for 1000’s of years. In these circles – men, of all ages, supported, encouraged and learned from each other by regularly listening and talking about their day to day experiences. A good circle fosters support and enables men the…

Need help getting to GP appointments?

Do you need help travelling to NHS services? | Find out what support is available to help you when travelling to your GP, hospital or other NHS services.

Opportunity to participate in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study

For more information about participating in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study, follow this link

Test and Trace Information – includes information in BSL and other languages

  Derbyshire County Council have shared information about Test and Trace –  

Preparing for School

How to break the chains of COVIC-19 transmission

No matter where you live or who you are, each of us can help to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission. Watch the video to find out how to protect yourself and others…

Start Small with the NHS Better Health Campaign It’s never too late to get active to improve your health. Start with something small, it all adds up! For help and support to lose weight and get active go to:

COVID symptom study- help slow the spread of COVID-19

Find out more here:

How to treat coronavirus symptoms at home

Treating a high temperature If you have a high temperature, it can help to: get lots of rest drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your pee is light yellow and clear take paracetamol or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable Is it safe to take ibuprofen if I have symptoms of coronavirus?…

Walk or cycle to school!

Can your child walk, cycle or travel by car to school instead of using school transport? Find out what changes we’re putting in place for children travelling to and from school to help minimise the spread of coronavirus

Buxton Swimming Pool news!

Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre 7h  ·  We are getting ready to welcome you back to our pool. Here are some FAQs. Can I just turn up and use the pool? Swimming sessions are bookable, lane swimming only and must be booked online at, or on our App ‘leisure centre’ If you are not already…

Home Care for People with COVID-19

From the World Health Organisation: Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should: ✅ Ensure the ill persons rests 🛌 , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food. ✅ Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the mask 😷 or face during use…

Anxious, Stressed or Overwhelmed? We Can Help

From Healthwatch Derbyshire: Recently, you may be feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, but it’s ok if you feel you need somebody to talk to. Joined Up Care Derbyshire have put together a resource of support services that are available to help. #MentalHealth

Local Coronavirus information- fact checked!

How to check coronavirus cases near you 5th Aug 2020 If you live in England, it is easy to check how many cases of Covid-19 are being reported in your area each day. The government publishes this information every afternoon, along with other data, on its coronavirus dashboard. How to check First, visit and click on “Cases”…

The Palace Hotel pool opens it’s doors!

And the good news keeps rolling in our pool will be opening at 6.30am on Friday!!! Please see your guidance on the comments below – pre booking is essential.

Joined up Care Derbyshire- Join the conversation

Coronavirus Symptoms? Drive-through only Testing Site until Sunday 23rd August

If you have coronavirus symptoms a drive through-only testing site is in place at County Hall in  Matlock until Sunday (23 August). You must book an appointment first, it’s easy to do online. If you’re not able to drive you can order a home testing kit. Book a test here –

Thinking of visiting a High Peak High Street?

  Message from HIgh Peak Council: If you’re thinking of visiting a High Peak high street this weekend don’t forget to follow our information to help keep everyone safe.        

Over 50 and looking for inspiration? – Free to join digital community for the over 50s

“The UK’s fastest-growing digital community for the over 50s” – free to join. Welcome to Rest Less. We’re here to inspire today’s generation of over 50s and 60s to get the most from life – focusing on,, learning, volunteering, lifestyle and more, including Covid-19 support.    

8 Flat Cotton Sheets offered for anyone making Scrubs

8 all flat cotton sheets available for making scrubs? Please contact Anna Kay through our facebook page –  


HEALTHWATCH DERBYSHIRE The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability, such as mental health conditions, autism, dementia or sensory impairments, and may need extra help. Morrisons have announced that they will be introducing this scheme in their stores, if you have a…

Online fitness (accidentally) – ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM I want you in my room!!

Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton My own parody for our cheesiest tune to dance to! See you for Clubbercise online for 7.30pm There’s new tracks too eeeeee! Newbies always welcome, why not try online classes, before we go ‘back to life, back to reality…’ (Oo that should be a cool down for when…

Bereavement support with Blythe House

Relaxation tips with MIND


Virtual health appointments- are they right for me?

Healthwatch Derbyshire is currently conducting a new research project and we would like to invite you to get involved. We are looking to gather experiences of people who have accessed virtual appointments, as well as those who haven’t been able to. Your feedback will help identify where virtual appointments may not have met the needs…

Test and Trace- protect yourself from possible fraudsters

Derbyshire County Council 17 August at 11:00  ·  NHS Test and Trace will never ask you to make any form of payment, for details of your bank account, for any passwords or pins or to download anything. All tracers will do is email, phone or text if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for…

Got symptoms? GET TESTED!

Haywill Animal Rescue Need your Goodwill!

If you love all creatures great and small, and want to lend a hand to the animals in your community, please get in touch with Haywill Animal Rescue!

WHO Advice on COVID-19 Contact Contamination

COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with someone who is infected, but it can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces. You can protect yourself: clean your hands and your surroundings frequently!

Free Online Support Circles Available for Men

Free Online Support for Men No strings attached. ‍ Who is this for? Men aged 18+ ‍ What to expect? 2 hour online Zoom session hosted by a facilitator in groups of 7-12 men using a simple structure based on talking, sharing and listening. ‍ What can I talk about? Anything that matters to you,…

Hidden Disability Support from Morrisons

This week, Morrisons are introducing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme in our stores. It’s an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability, such as mental health conditions, autism, dementia or sensory impairments, and may need extra help. If you have a hidden disability and would like a…

Library news…Read all about it!

Face covering exemption – be aware.

Some people are exempt from wearing a face covering, this includes: Face covering exemption Young children People with breathing difficulties People living with a disability Remember to be mindful and keep your distance #BeKind #DerbyshireSpirit  

TEST AND TRACE : How it works

Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works? This handy guide tells you what you need to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Get a free NHS test – more information HERE  

Green Lanyards with Sunflowers may indicate an inability to wear a face mask due to a hidden disability

    A range of items with sunflowers on a green background indicate a person has a hidden disability. Some people may wear these into shops because they cannot wear a face mask. A recent program supported by a number of U.K. charities including; The National Autistic Society, RNIB, Alzheimer’s Society, Action on Hearing Loss,…

Young Lives Vs Cancer

Letter from the Director of Public Health for Derbyshire

Healthwatch Derbyshire telephone support

Getting the Most Out of the Virtual Health And Care Experience

From Healthwatch:   Working with National Voices, Traverse, and PPL, we’ve put together some tips on how to get the most out of the virtual health and care appointments both for patients and health and care professionals.   Find more information here.    

WHO Update: 3 Layer Masks

Here’s a video explanation from the WHO about the 3 layers a mask should have to keep everyone safe.  

Vulnerable or Shielding? Talk to Us

  It might be helpful to some people to give our personal reasons as to the importance of social distancing and following guidance. If some of us in Buxton could explain how it feels to be vulnerable in this epidemic, maybe it will encourage some people to take more care.   Contact us (in confidence)…

Stop the spread – Covid-19 – Derbyshire County Council

Don’t forget that from tomorrow it will be law to wear a face covering in a few more places unless you’re exempt. This includes: 📽 Cinemas 🏛 Museums & Galleries 📚 Libraries 🙏 Places of worship Together we can help keep Derbyshire safe. More info here

Rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Buxton

Slight rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Buxton. For more information follow this link:      

Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works?

  Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works? This handy guide tells you what you need to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.  

Nordic Walking opportunity which can benefit fitness and improve mental health

High Peak CVS and local Nordic Walking expert Phill Alcock of Derbyshire based fitness organisation Lifefit are currently working together to develop new self-help walking groups in Whaley and Buxton under the banner of ‘Cando’. Cando aims to enable members to lose weight, increase fitness and improve mental health without the aid of gyms or special clothing.…

High Peak told to stay alert after a slight increase in Buxton COVID-19 cases

A statement published by Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health on 6 August calls on High Peak residents to stay alert “Although the extra ‘lockdown’ measures around Greater Manchester do not apply in the High Peak, there has been a small rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus in Buxton and Glossop.” The latest statistics  can be…

IMPORTANT! Don’t put your face covering on your chin to eat or drink!

This is why you should never pull your mask down around your chin and neck It puts you at risk of contaminating your face covering. When you need to eat or drink, you should remove your mask completely with clean hands.

Time to talk?

Support for Men No strings attached. ‍ Who is this for? Men aged 18+ ‍ What to expect? 2 hour online Zoom session hosted by a facilitator in groups of 7-12 men using a simple structure based on talking, sharing and listening. ‍ What can I talk about? Anything that matters to you, everything is…

Dementia and COVID-19

The Alzheimer’s Society have published their findings into the shocking impact of lockdown on the symptoms of people living with dementia. Of the 2,000 people who took part in the study who are living with dementia or are the carer of someone living with dementia, 82% reported a that dementia symptoms have become worse since…

The New Normal- Keep the 3 C’s in mind says the World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation advice re Air Conditioning

      Can I use air conditioning during COVID-19? A well-maintained and operated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system can reduce the spread of COVID-19 in indoor spaces by increasing outdoor air change. Avoid recirculated air.


From Healthwatch Derbyshire:  


Healthwatch Derbyshire: The sun is shining today and it’s going to be a hot one! Many of us are still working from home this summer. Public Health England has created a helpful guide below to coping with hot weather during the pandemic.

Young people and COVID-19; message from the World Health Organisation

What can young people do about COVID-19? It is hard to put your life on hold, but we need young people's energy, to take control of our society and our future, which includes fighting COVID-19 – Dr Mike Ryan, WHO Emergencies Programme Executive Direcotr Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020

How to help someone with dementia when out and about

Face Coverings for Children – Guidelines

From Buxton Medical Practice: Please be aware that Children under 3 years of age should not wear masks. Though it is not compulsory for children between the ages of 3 to 11 years to wear masks they should be encouraged to do so when in areas that social distancing is not possible. For everyone else…

Clubbercise with Accidental Fitness event for Blythe House!

Have a little bop or work hard Know that your pennies are going to a fab charity, whilst you work out to dance anthems from the 90’s to present day on Sunday 2nd August! Raffle prizes to be had too from local businesses Accidental Yogis, Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton, Dubbin good food,…

Face coverings are mandatory in shops from Friday 24 July

Face coverings must be worn in additional enclosed public spaces from 24 July in England. Anyone who doesn’t abide by the regulations – and is not exempt under one of the categories set out in the regulations – could face a fine by the police of up to £100. Full guidance on wearing face coverings…

Should a person with dementia wear a face mask for coronavirus?

Advice from the Alzheimer’s Society Due to coronavirus, many of us now wear face masks or coverings while out shopping or on public transport. Some people with dementia may not like wearing a face covering, or understand why they should wear one. A person with dementia might consider wearing a face covering even just walking…

Exemptions From Face Coverings

From Healthwatch Derbyshire: From 24th July, it will be mandatory to wear a face-covering in shops and supermarkets. However, not everyone is able to wear a #face-covering and dealing with public situations can be hard. Photosymbols have created some printable exemption cards that you can use when you are out if you are #exempt from…

Home Care for People with COVID

From the World Health Organisation: Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should: ✅ Ensure the ill persons rests 🛌 , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food. ✅ Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the mask 😷 or face during use…

Psychological First Aid

Shielding timeframe – UK Government

Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC· Have you been shielding during the coronavirus outbreak? Find out what the current guidance is for the clinically extremely vulnerable in England and how and when it’s changing Read more:

How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely – World Health Organisation

This is how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19  

CHCS Summer School – Final few places available to book

CHCS Summer 2020 final few places – Book NOW on  

Last day for people on the official shielding list to sign up for priority supermarket deliveries

  Emergency food parcels for people on the official shielding list will stop on 31 July. If this affects you, you can sign up for priority supermarket deliveries. You have until Friday 17 July to sign up. More here    

Department of Health & Social Care’s new Contain Framework

  The new Contain Framework supports local authorities to prevent and manage outbreaks:   From 18th July, local authorities will have new powers to restrict public events and close local businesses or outdoor spaces.    

News about special home test Royal Mail arrangements

Healthwatch Derbyshire   The Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC has partnered with @royalmail to set-up priority post boxes for returning home test kits. By skipping the need to book a courier, these priority post boxes will increase the speed in which tests are collected and results processed. Select your postcode then click…

Planning a holiday – read this first

Face Mask Newbies – watch this


Important Advice From The World Health Organization

“There are lots of things that we want to be doing right now, but they aren’t necessarily what we need to be doing right now – please make good choices. There’s so much you can do to protect yourself from getting infected and from passing COVID-19 on to others.” Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical…

Make your own face coverings!

From Derbyshire County Council: Did you know you can make your own face covering? Check out this step-by-step guide on the government’s website:  

Make your own face coverings

With new regulations taking effect from 24th July for those aged above 11 years to wear a face covering (except for those with an exemption) in all shops, you may wish to find out how to make your own face covering safely and easily.    Check out this step-by-step guide on the government’s website:…

Derwent Rural Counselling Services

Derwent Rural Counselling Service are still operating and have been throughout the epidemic, offering telephone and video counselling sessions to Derby and Derbyshire residents. They have been taking referrals by phone, email and web form. Their therapists are offering a lot of additional appointments and therefore their waiting times are very short, as soon as…

Accidental fitness- virtual Zumba and Clubbercise!

Come and have a giggle with us this week whilst we bop about, work hard and get a sweat on! Mondays Clubbercise 6.45pm Wednesdays Clubbercise 7.30pm Thursdays Zumba Fitness 7.30pm Saturdays Zumba Fitness 9.45am Online classes £3.50 per household. For more info take a look at the pinned post at the top of the Facebook…

So Long to Salad Days

Last of the beautiful salad bags from the Serpentine Community Garden today ❤️ Families in Buxton have had the pleasure of receiving one of these with their food parcels for the last 10 weeks. We would like to say a huge thank you to Madeline Hall and all the dedicated volunteers diverting this incredible community resource…

Test and Trace extended to other ‘High Contact’ workers to help assess the prevalence of those without symptoms

The Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC have launched a new pilot to test some people who work in “high-contact” jobs – such as taxi drivers, cleaners and retail assistants.  Read more here:   

Mentell- Local mental health support specifically designed for men.

Men, Is it time to talk? Find a safe and confidential space that offers you (males 18+) the opportunity to talk – free from advice and judgement. The only requirement is your desire to make progress. Find out more here:

MIND support helpline

The mental health issues related to lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. MIND have a 24 hour helpline: 03001233393

Coronavirus Update from the Government – New Guidance for Businesses

The government has released new guidance for businesses providing services that have close contact with others including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers. Find out more at:


From the Alzheimer’s Society on Facebook: Today, dementia charities across the country are uniting with a single, urgent message in #OneDementiaVoice. We’re calling on the Government to give designated family & friend carers Key Worker status so they can safely visit their loved ones in care homes and provide essential support. Family carers are a…

Don’t Call Us! – Council Coronavirus Hotline on the blink

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing issues with our Community Response Unit (CRU) phone line and are unable to receive incoming calls. If you require assistance, please fill in the online form here:  

Coronavirus Statics for High Peak

Update for shielded children

NEWS: The majority of children currently shielding will soon be told by their doctor that they will no longer need to shield:…/majority-of-children-no-longer-need-to…   Independent evidence from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health shows that the risk of serious illness from COVID19 for children is low.  

How to Wear a Fabric Face Mask Safely

Watch this video to see how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19 How to wear a fabric mask safely Watch this video to see how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19 Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Montag, 6. Juli 2020

Wise words from Derby’s director of public health

Wise words from Derby’s director of public health: “People are starting to feel as though we are through this and it’s all over and I think that’s very difficult because it is absolutely not the case. “We also do expect that we will see a second wave of the virus developing as we get into…

Free 30 minute Online Dementia Training Tomorrow

You can join Rob the Morrisons Community Champion at the Dementia Awareness workshop tomorrow (06/07) at 12.30.  Sign up here The first step to taking action to help people with dementia is to learn about the condition and how it affects a person. You can become a Dementia Friend online by either attending a Session…

Social Distancing high vis. arm bands!


Coronavirus advice for Employers, Businesses and Charities – Derbyshire County Council

  If you run a business, did you know you can now bring furloughed employees back to work part-time as part of the Government’s flexible furlough scheme. More information on the support available during the #coronavirus outbreak can be found here:

Department of Health & Social Care – Video about Opening Businesses Safely

Opening businesses safely This Saturday more businesses across England will safely reopen. To help these spaces stay safe, all venues will now be asking you to share your name and phone number. This will allow us to notify you if a local outbreak occurs. More info ⬇️ Gepostet von Department of Health and Social Care…

Help Your Local Hospital

From Chesterfield Royal Hospital:   YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL Coronavirus hasn’t gone away and here at the hospital we’ve seen a slight increase in the numbers of COVID-19 positive patients we’re looking after – back into double figures today. Now whilst it’s too early to say if this is the start of a ‘second wave’…

Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands!

As more shops and workplaces begin to reopen, handwashing is as important than ever. When you get home from being outside, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Up-to-date information from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Capturing COVID Cases in Buxton

We’ve been talking to HealthWatch Derbyshire and local COVID support groups today and wondering if there is a way locally we can see if there is a rise locally in coronavirus cases. It’s been suggested that as a town if enough people use the COVID Symptom Study App set up by Kings College London then…

Yoga Classes pick up

It’s Monday again already! Why not get yourselves organised and book in for classes this week? A good way to stay motivated on a rainy week by having something to look forward to 💫 Last week we welcomed a few new faces 🤗 Newbies are always welcome 🌱 There’s nothing to fear and from chatting to people after class, a…

Smoking and COVID-19

Smoking damages your lungs and other parts of your body, and it makes you more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. It is the right time to 🚭   quit smoking for a safer and better health. 💪  

Helen Atkin Riding for Disabled Reopening Soon

Hi all our riders, volunteers and supporters. We have had various instructions from RDA National of what we need to put in place before we start back. Please be patient as figuring out how we can put 2 metre social distancing and still keep riders safe as well as providing adequate hand washing and sanitising facilities…

Is the Coronavirus Crisis a Chance to Reset the World?

Is the Coronavirus Crisis a Chance to Reset the World? Amol Rajan looks back through history at times when crises have led to profound changes in society watch here Play -3:13 Additional visual settings Enter Watch and ScrollClick to enlarge Mute

Message from Stewart Medical Practice

Following the government announcement this week that lockdown measures will be easing further for the general population on 4th July, we would encourage ALL our patients to continue to limit social contact and keep to the 2m distance as much as possible. Coronavirus is still in general circulation among the population and there is no…

Face Covering Exemption Cards

Guidance from the government is that everyone must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport and visiting hospitals in England. Some people have a valid reason not to follow the face-covering rules, including those unable to put on, wear or remove a face covering, some reasons include: physical or mental illness / impairment,…

New Government Advice from 4th July 2020

The government has published its latest advice for England which comes into effect on Saturday 4th July. From this data social distancing guidance will change in England. Restaurants, pubs and cafes in England will also be allowed to reopen, providing they follow safety guidelines. Hairdressers will be able to reopen, as long as they take…

Skill up to help others meet the challenges of these changing times!

Get psychological first aid (PFA) training and help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using PFA Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the…

Accidental Yogi Update

Classes all as ‘normal’ (Online) this week. Come and create your own happiness 🙏🏻 There might be a few of you interested in classes that haven’t been before- perhaps you came to the yoga trail this weekend? 🐾🌳🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏾‍♂️❤️ 🌱Beginners are always welcome 🌱 Book through the free ‘Gymcatch’ app by looking up ‘Accidental Fitness’ 🤗 (Give me a shout if…

Alcohol and COVID-19

FACT: Drinking alcohol DOES NOT protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous. The harmful use of alcohol increases your risk of health problems.  

Guidance for Shielding Changing Soon

The advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people shielding from COVID-19 is changing. More info From 6th July, those shielding will be able to: ➡️ meet outdoors in groups of up to six people they do not live with ➡️ create a ‘support bubble’ with one other household    

PT Corner Breakfast Club

Tomorrow our live ’Breakfast Club’ makes a return at 9am. ⏰ If you didn’t manage to see our very first episode last week then it is where we discuss different topics and what has been happening during the past few weeks and what our plans are for when we reopen. 📅 If you’d like to watch then…