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Sheffield City Council recommends all primary and special schools to remain open

Sheffield City Council has written to all primary and special schools to advise them to reopen tomorrow (Monday 4 January 2021).

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Shop your last minute buys safely at the Moor Market

All measures are in place so that you can pick up your last few Christmas gifts and goodies at the Moor Market, in a safe, covid-secure and festive environment.

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What is the council doing about noisy neighbours?

Last month three people were prosecuted for noise offences in Sheffield. We encourage people to report these issues so that we can investigate and take action.

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New variant of Covid

Statement from Public Health Sheffield on the new variant of Covid-19

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Cllr Peter Rippon Remembrance Page and Condolences

A remembrance page has been set up for Councillor Peter Rippon, who sadly passed away on Sunday 20 December.

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Smooth, safe streets welcomed by Sheffield residents

The council's highways contactor, Streets Ahead, has completed the 2020 resurfacing programme.

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Christmas Covid testing

Information on Covid testing centres over the Christmas period

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New family homes ready in time for Christmas

Four new council homes are ready for families to move in over the next few days

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Helping taxi drivers be more Covid secure over the festive period

Sheffield taxi drivers are being encouraged to access free face coverings, hand sanitiser and gloves from Sheffield City Council to help them continue to operate safely over the festive period.

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Sheffield to remain at Covid 'Very high alert' level

Today’s government announcement has confirmed that Sheffield will remain in tier 3, the ‘very high alert’ category. Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield, said ‘Our figures were going down, but sadly, this is no longer the case, therefore I believe it’s the right decision for us to remain in tier 3.

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Spider eyes light up Cobweb Bridge

A bridge in Sheffield, home to three larger than life eight - legged insects, will be beaming brighter this winter thanks to Streets Ahead.

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Bin collections in Sheffield over Christmas and New Year

Changes to some bin collection dates and how to recycle your excess festive waste.

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Tis the season to twinkle and celebrate Christmas in Sheffield

As 2020 - the year that none of us could have predicted - draws to a close, we’re all in need of some festive cheer, and although we can’t celebrate Christmas in the usual style th ...

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Do you want to help shape the future of our schools, nurseries, colleges? Tell us your views

We are asking teachers, parents, governors and members of the public to help shape the priorities of Sheffield’s educati ...

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Business grants increased and deadlines extended

To reflect the Tier 3 restrictions in Sheffield, there will be an increase in the grant amounts awarded to businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors who are successful in applying for the national lockdown and supply chain grants.

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Hillsborough playground reopens with ssssspectacular attraction

Hillsborough playground reopens on Monday 14 December, with the brand new spectacular snake's head slide, part of phase one of improvements at the park.

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An amazing year of Sheffield's visual arts

Despite a difficult year for the cultural industry, there's still been plenty to celebrate in Sheffield's visual arts sector, Museums Sheffield look back at the fantastic works of 2019/2020.

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Sheffield’s £25M bid for Stocksbridge town regeneration

A £25m investment plan has been put forward for the regeneration of Stocksbridge.

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Calls for new powers to tackle pavement parking

We have written to the Government asking for more powers to deal with irresponsible pavement parking.

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Topping out for Heart of the City Pinstone Street developments

The latest phase of Sheffield’s Heart of the City scheme celebrated a key construction milestone this week — with the steel topping out on the new mixed-use developments on Pinstone Street.

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Discover Sheffield’s hidden gem parks, woodlands and green spaces

Visitor numbers are very high in Sheffield's most popular parks which makes it difficult to adhere to social distancing. Try somewhere new with our fantastic hidden gems, to help us reduce covid-19 infection rate and keep people safe.

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Winning designs by Sheffield school children chosen for city’s gritters

Two new designs, created by Sheffield school children, will be seen on gritting lorries across the city this winter.

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Plea to respect staff who are working to improve the city

The council is urging residents across the city to increase their awareness, patience and respect for the workforce of two of its service partners, Amey and Veolia.

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Free school meals this Christmas

Sheffield City Council will support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the Christmas break.

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Christmas campaign to support the high street

Sheffield City Council has this week launched Its Make Yourself at Home for Christmas campaign giving people lots of ideas on how to support Sheffield businesses this festive season.

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Business supply chain grant now open

A new grant scheme is now available to support eligible businesses in the supply chain to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors.

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Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission to hold first public hearing

Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission will hold its first public hearing to examine evidence of racial inequalities within health and healthcare in Sheffield. 

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Free weekend parking across the city in run up to Christmas

Free parking across the city will be available every weekend in December in the run up to Christmas as we move into Tier 3 restrictions. 

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Silverdale school wins top award

Silverdale School in Sheffield has been named The Sunday Times North State Secondary School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, published in The Sunday Times and online on Sunday, November 29. 

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Join This Girl Can 25 miles in December challenge

Get active this winter by walking, jogging or running a mile a day as we countdown from the 1st to the 25th of December in This Girl Can 25 miles December challenge.

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Plans revealed to transform travel in the city centre

Proposals to overhaul cycling, walking and public transport infrastructure in Sheffield have launched today as plans for a city centre scheme are shared for public consultation.

Shared Lives carers continue through Covid

Our Shared Lives carers all over the city are continuing to provide a lifeline s ...

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Sheffield moves to Tier 3 'Very High' alert in fight against COVID

The Government has announced today that Sheffield will come out of lockdown on 2 December and enter into the tier 3‘Very High’ alert category.

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Advice for businesses as Sheffield enters Tier 3 restrictions

Businesses can access lots of advice and support as Sheffield moves to Tier 3 restrictions from next Wednesday 2 December.

Restart funding for businesses

Businesses are being urged to prepare their paperwork for a new 'Restart and Recovery Fund' that will be available to businesses on a first come, first served basis from the 2nd December. 

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There's no excuse for abuse

The 25th November 2020 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and girls and the start of sixteen days of activism focusing on those who have survived domestic abuse and violence.

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Our statement on Red Wednesday

Our statement on Red Wednesday

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Cllr Julie Dore will stand down as Leader of Sheffield City Council in December

Cllr Dore was due to leave her role as Leader and local councillor in May this year, but continued when the elections were cancelled, to support the city through the Coronavirus pandemic. She will stand down next month and a new Leader will be appointed on 7 December.

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Disability History Month 2020

This year Disability History Month runs from the 18th November to the 20th December 2020. UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an “annual event creating a platform to focus on t ...

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Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared across England

Bird keepers must make sure they are aware of their responsibilities under new regulations relating avian influenza. Members of the public are asked to report sightings of dead wild birds.

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Sheffield wins funding for Electric Hackney Taxi Trial

The Council has secured funding to introduce a scheme to let local taxi drivers borrow an electric taxi on a trial basis. The scheme will give local drivers hands-on experience of the next generation of the traditional ‘Black Cab’ from summer of 2021.

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A message from the Laptops for Kids campaign

As the pandemic continues to disrupt schooling, thousands of young people are falling behind with their studies because they cannot access the internet at home. We need your help.

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Free access to Smoke Free app that’s helped 500,000 people quit

To support members of the public to quit smoking and protect their health this winter, we're giving people free access to the Smoke Free app.

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Ideas wanted for new Sheffield low-sugar cook book

Submit your ideas for a new low sugar snacks and cook book made by Sheffield people for Sheffield people, to help families make healthier food choices with their diet.

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Plans for flagship Pinstone Street hotel given the green light

Plans for a new hotel on Pinstone Street, Radisson Blu, have received planning approval. The hotel will overlook the Peace Gardens in Sheffield City Centre. 

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Streamlined business closure grants application process open

A streamlined process has now been put in place for businesses to access the latest support grants for businesses who have been been affected by the second Coronavirus lockdown. Grants are available for both ratepaying and non-ratepaying businesses. 

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Over 1,500 young people signup to North Star Science School’s virtual event

This December, The North Star Science School, which is being live streamed from a studio at Gulliver’s Valley theme park in Rotherham, will celebrate all things science in South Yorkshire.

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Time to get your school applications in

We are urging families applying for their child’s school place to make sure they fill in their application forms

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Countdown to Christmas starts as Sheffield is lit up for festive season

Sheffielders can start their countdown to Christmas as the city is now lit up for the festive season. Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Downing, was joined by Heart Yorkshire’s popular duo Dixie and Emma to bring festive cheer right into your living rooms, as he pressed the plunger to turn on Sheffield’s Christmas Lights, and handed over the ‘clean and sanitised’ key for Sheffield to Santa.

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Sheffield Music Hub recruits 30 more young musicians

Sheffield Music Hub recruits 30 more young musicians to the exciting Furthering Talent - Musical Stars programme.

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New Covid-19 grant scheme for businesses

Sheffield City Council is launching a business grant scheme to support businesses who have been affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions.

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Stocksbridge’s Oxley Park and Community Leisure Centre secures boost of £500,000

A fantastic new playground will be installed at Oxley Park, as well as other improvements to the park area and the community leisure centre, after being awarded £500,000 from the Town's Fund.

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Mobile Testing Unit to be relocated to Hillsborough

The Sheffield Mobile Testing Unit currently based at Milton Street Car Park in Broomhall is relocating to Parkside Road Car Park in Hillsborough on Tuesday 17 November until Monday 7 December for a period of 3 weeks. 

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Forestry and archaeological improvements for Redmires

Forestry maintenance work will take place at Redmires Plantation this winter, enhancing the natural environment and helping to further expose elements of the historic Prisoner of War camp at the site.

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Poetry is good for the soul - Sheffield’s Children in Care Council launch a book of poems

Sheffield’s Children in Care Council launch a book of poems  

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39 new council apprentices set to learn a trade

To create more opportunities for local young people, 39 new apprentices have joined Sheffield City Council this week, bringing our total number of apprentices up to nearly 100.

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New details on which businesses can stay open in lockdown

Government have issued further clarification on which businesses can remain open during the new lockdown period, with restrictions in place until 2nd December.

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Sheffield Health Leaders encourage Sheffielders to get Flu Jab

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Medical Director and the Director of Public Health in Sheffield are encouraging those eligible to get their flu vaccination and help minimise the spread of flu this winter.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres will remain open during lockdown

People in Sheffield can still get rid of their household waste at our recycling centres during the four week lockdown period.

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Visiting Sheffield’s parks and green spaces during lockdown

Keep visiting Sheffield's parks and outdoor spaces during the national lockdown, but some facilities will not be available.

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Application for business support grants now live

Businesses in Sheffield can now apply for a lockdown business support grant.

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Streets Ahead prepares for winter in Sheffield

The council’s highways contractor, Amey, is getting ‘winter ready’ in preparation for cold and icy weather over coming months.

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Statement on mass Covid testing from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health

Sheffield Public Health Director, Greg Fell gives a statement on mass Covid testing.

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England to lockdown from 5 November

England will enter a full lockdown on Thursday November 5 if approved by MPs on Wednesday. The measures will be introduced at 00:01 GMT on Thursday and remain in place until Wednesday 2 December.

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Plans for Remembrance Sunday in Sheffield

Due to Coronavirus crowd restrictions, this year's Remembrance Sunday commemoration service will not include the traditional parade, but the service will be published online to allow people across the city to pay their respects.

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Ambitious plans for the future of travel in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is launching a new project, Connecting Sheffield, which will focus on encouraging active travel and supporting the shift towards sustainable transport in and around the city.

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Statement on lockdown restrictions affecting businesses

New restrictions will come into force from Thursday 5th November as the UK enters a second lockdown period.  Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, outlines the support available to businesses at this time. 

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Local BBC Radio stations and McFly call to join The Big Bubble Singalong

Local BBC Radio stations and McFly call for Covid-safe bubbles to join in The Big Bubble Singalong for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal

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Update on Free School Meal Vouchers for families

The letter providing parents with details of how to access free school meal vouchers has been sent however, some families have experienced issues with redeeming their vouchers via the weblink supplied to them and we apologise for any distress this may have caused. If anyone is experiencing problems with accessing the Edenred website link please use the following link to redeem your e-code https://www.selectyourcompliment.co.uk/

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Thank you to businesses for complying with Tier 3 restrictions

We are thanking businesses across the city for their efforts in helping to tackle the spread of Covid-19 by continuing to follow Government regulations.

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Things to do this autumn and winter

With Sheffield now in Tier 3 ‘Very High’ alert category it may seem like finding fun and covid-safe things to do is difficult, but Sheffield is packed with plenty you can still get involved in.

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Information officers supporting businesses to be Covid-secure

Information officers employed by Sheffield City Council are carrying out visits to businesses in Crystal Peaks, Hillsborough and London Road to offer advice and guidance on operating safely under Covid-19 regulations.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres – Winter Opening Hours

On Sunday 1st November, Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres will change to their winter opening hours

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Applications open for businesses forced to close

The application for the Local Restriction Business Support Grant is now live. If your business was trading as usual but ...

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4th Local Testing Centre announced for Upperthorpe area of Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is introducing a 4th Local Testing Centre in Upperthorpe to enable more people to get tested in our effort to combat the spread of the virus in our city.  

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Ponds Forge reopens to the public

The ‘iconic’ Sheffield City Trust-operated venue opened its doors after receiving financial backing from Sheffield City Council earlier this month.

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Catering services move in-house to save jobs

A decision to insource our catering service once the current contract with external provider Argent expires has been made in a bid to save jobs.

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Garden waste (green bin) collections

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus on staffing levels, all green bin (garden waste) collections are suspended until further notice. 

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Free school meals during half term - an update

We have pledged to support thousands of children and young people with free scho ...

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Test and Trace support payments for residents

Payments of £500 will be available for Sheffield residents who have been notified by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate, providing that their period of self isolation started on or after 28th September 2020

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City comes together to protect businesses amid Covid-19

Sheffield’s Business Response Group have launched a new Business Recovery Plan that brings together civic, city and business leaders to address the impact of Covid-19 on Sheffield’s businesses and jobs.  

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 ballot opens on one year to go

With a year to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 comes to Sheffield, the public ticket ballot opened today until 16 November, enter now to be in with a chance of getting your hands on tickets.

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Pictures paint a thousand words and make history

Pictures paint a thousand words and with the announcement that Sheffield City Archives is open again for 'order and view' and that Picture Sheffield has just uploaded it's 100,000 image, there's a lot of Sheffield's history to access and enjoy.

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Free school meals over half-term

Sheffield City Council has pledged to support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the half-term week.

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Autumn and winter events update

Sadly events over the autumn and winter season will not go ahead this year. Let's see how creative our communities can be in celebrating the seasons.

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Update for businesses on Tier 3 restrictions

More information on restrictions for businesses as Sheffield moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 category. 

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Sheffield moves to Tier 3 'Very High' in fight against COVID

Sheffield, along with Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham will move into the ‘Very High’ alert category from 00:01am on Saturday 24 October.

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Advice for businesses as city enters ‘Very High’ Covid-19 restrictions

Sheffield has entered 'Very High' Covid-19 restrictions, which will have implications for many local businesses. Find out more about what new restrictions will be in place. 

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Takeaways fined for flouting coronavirus restrictions

Fines have been issued to several takeaways in Sheffield for failing to adhere to Government restrictions.

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Council apologises for street tree complaint handling

Apology issued over handling of street tree complaint

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Sheffield’s parks and green spaces recognised with 13 Green Flag Awards

13 parks and green spaces in Sheffield have been awarded the international quality mark, Green Flag, from Keep Britain Tidy. Sites are being lit up in green to celebrate this year's awards.

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Sheffield confirmed in ‘High’ category

New restrictions for Sheffield have been announced by the Government in a move to further prevent the spread of the virus across the city.

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Sheffield 'High' category rules and restrictions

Sheffield has been added to the 'High' category following the Government new three-tier scheme. We explain what restrictions are now in place for people in Sheffield.

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New restrictions for Sheffield expected to be announced

New restrictions for Sheffield are expected to be announced by the Government in the coming days. The move is expected as Sheffield’s latest Covid-19 rate to 4th October shows a consistent rise as cases reaches more than 300 per 100,000 people in the population.  

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Community pitch re-opens at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Local sports and community groups are celebrating the re-opening of the 3G pitch at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park after a six-month Covid closure.

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Pinstone Street social distancing measures refreshed

A new kerb lined with planters and a fully accessible, step-free pavement have been installed on Pinstone Street as works to upgrade temporary social distancing measures are completed.

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Library Services October update

We’ve been providing an Order and Collect service in a number of libraries since early August so that as many people as possible could borrow books and resources across the city. The correct Covid-19 measures are in place so that all libraries are as safe as possible. Every library building is slightly different and naturally the most important part of reopening has been about safety.  

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Sheffield to receive ‘enhanced support’ from Government to combat Covid-19 

The Government has designated Sheffield as an area of ‘enhanced support’. Being named an area of ‘enhanced support’ means that Sheffield is now on the second rung of a three-step ladder on the Government's 'watchlist', and we are in line to receive extra support to help us reduce the number of cases in our city.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres new opening hours

Throughout October the Household Waste Recycling Centres' autumn/winter opening hours have been extended to allow more people to visit and dispose of their waste safely. 

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£100,000 Sport England funding gets girls moving in Sheffield

More women and girls in Sheffield will take up sport and exercise after we were awarded £100,000 of Sport England’s This Girl Can funding.