Amber Valley remains in Tier 3

Amber Valley, along with the rest of Derbyshire, will remain in Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions, following the latest review of restrictions on 17 December.

This means:

  • People must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody they do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble - including any private garden or at most outdoor venues
  • People must not socialise in a group of more than six in some other outdoor public spaces, including parks in Amber Valley
  • Hospitality settings, such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed – they are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services
  • Hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close.
  • Indoor entertainment and tourist venues must close
  • Leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercise classes (including fitness and dance) should not go ahead. Saunas and steam rooms should close
  • No public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place.
  • Large outdoor events (performances and shows) should not take place, with the exception of drive-in events
  • Places of worship remain open, but people must not attend with, or socialise with, anyone outside of your household or support bubble while you are there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events
  • Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, however higher-risk contact activity should not take place
  • Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes cannot take place indoors. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s
  • People can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible
  • Avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey
  • For international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list.

There will be changes to some of these rules between 23 and 27 December when you are allowed to form a Christmas bubble, details can be found at

More information can be found at

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email