The number of people who've tested positive for the illness has now risen to 75 across our county.
The Prime Minister's warning "further measures" may be necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus, if people don't stay two metres apart.
Boris Johnson says it's "absolutely crucial" people don't gather in groups.
Over the weekend, a significant cluster of people were gathered across Matlock Bath, despite the latest advice on social distancing;
Matlock Bath. You'd think it was a Bank Holiday weekend not the first weekend of self isolation and social distancing. We are out on the risk routes targeting #Fatal4 and other offences to ensure there isn't an additional burden put on the NHS from RTC casualties. #coronavirusuk pic.twitter.com/wixDbgnXWO— Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit (@DerbyshireRPU) March 22, 2020
Some pretty depressing tales of the number of people in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire ‘carrying on as normal’. Shops for non essential items still busy and Matlock Bath heaving with bikers.— Toby Perkins (@tobyperkinsmp) March 22, 2020
We’ve all got to take this seriously, or we’ll kill people we love.
Simple as that.
Derbyshire County Council have responded by closing their country parks with immediate effect;
Unfortunately we’ve had to close our country parks with— Derbyshire CC (@Derbyshirecc) March 22, 2020
immediate effect. The high number of visitors is sadly making social distancing
impossible and putting people at risk. pic.twitter.com/yhKcb7f9sN
We're also being advised to avoid the Peak District for the time being;
#coronavirus update: Please observe govt statements on #SocialDistancing & avoiding travel unless absolutely necessary to help those who live and work in our #PeakDistrict. Together we can all make a difference during this unprecedented crisis, more here: https://t.co/VvPBLM2iJ2 pic.twitter.com/A68sq4gX6D— Peak District National Park (@peakdistrict) March 22, 2020