Tiers will be reviewed every 14 days.
It's a regional approach and Government is asking us all to work together to get the virus under control.
Find out more information on tiers, including what you can and cannot do in each tier here and click on the graphic below for a quick guide.
The Government says it has put Derby and Derbyshire into Tier 3 from 2 December primarily based on 5 key epidemiological indicators:
- case detection rates in all age groups
- case detection rates in the over-60s
- the rate at which cases are rising or falling
- positivity rate (the number of positive cases detected as a percentage of tests taken)
- pressure on the NHS, including current and projected occupancy
Here's a link to the full Tiers list.
On 25 November all Derbyshire local authoritiy Leaders - from the County Council and the eight District and Borough councils, including the Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, Councillor Garry Purdy - wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to consider Derbyshire being placed on the epidemiology in the lowest tier possible, which they believed to be Tier 2 or High Alert.
The letter asked Mr Johnson to put "hospitality and tourism businesses in our County, which have suffered so very much since this global pandemic arrived on our shores, at the core of your thinking alongside the public health considerations regarding where we are placed in the new tiering arrangements."
View the letter [PDF 453KB].