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Grant increases and extension for business supply chain scheme

The recent grant scheme to support eligible businesses in the supply chain to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors has been extended and grant amounts have been increased.

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Sheffield Covid testing sites – snow update

Snow is causing significant disruption for testing sites and for people getting to these sites for their tests. At all sites, the number of people getting tested is down considerably. When a site closes due to the weather conditions, people with existing bookings will receive a text directing them to alternative testing sites that are still open.

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Statement on our advice and support for safe care homes visits

We’ve written to all care homes to support them in continuing to provide safe visiting opportunities during this third national lockdown. We know how important visits are for supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in care homes and their relationships with friends and family so we’ve provided them with an overview of how this should work in Sheffield.  

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Help on hand if your drinking has you worried

If you over-indulged on the alcohol front over Christmas and in the last few months, and are a bit worried about it, the message from the Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team, provided by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, is that there is plenty of help and advice available to you.

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Coronavirus Helpline takes 20,000th call

Sheffield’s Coronavirus Community Support Helpline has reached a major milestone after taking is 20,000th call since opening in March last year.

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Protecting our communities and supporting recovery - Sheffield’s 2021/22 budget proposals

Take part in our online consultation about Sheffield's budget for 2021/22 by Tuesday 19 January. We have outlined our proposals and want to hear your views.

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Bin collections and recycling centres during lockdown

Bin collections will continue as normal during the six week lockdown period, and our 5 household waste recycling centres will remain open.

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Business trading in lockdown

New restrictions are now in place affecting how businesses can operate, following the announcement of the national lockdown. 

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Covid testing centre to move location on 11 January

There are six Covid testing centres across Sheffield and on 11th January one of them will move location. The Hillsborough mobile testing centre will move to the site of the former Hazlebarrow Primary School.    

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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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New variant of Covid

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

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Christmas Covid testing

Information on Covid testing centres over the Christmas period

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Response Fund is now open

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

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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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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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Local Testing Centre to open in Burngreave

A third local testing centre will shortly be opening in the city. Based at Gower Street Car Park in Burngreave, the new unit will be open from Wednesday 30 September. 

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Council working with businesses to ensure they are COVID-secure

To help control infection rate in Sheffield we are working with businesses across the city to make sure they are covid-secure and will be carrying out spot checks across a range of sectors.

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Covid-19 Mobile Testing Centre is relocating in Sheffield

The Sheffield Mobile Testing Centre currently based at Olympic Legacy Park is relocating to Milton Street Car Park in Broomhall. The site will be open at its new location on Tuesday 29 September. 

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Council closes five businesses due to Covid-19 breaches

Sheffield City Council has issued prohibition notices to four pubs and a takeaway in the city following breaches of COVID-19 rules over the weekend of 19th and 20th September.  

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Booking a COVID-19 Test at a Sheffield Testing Centre

The NHS test and trace national booking system is reaching capacity. This is due to laboratory testing reaching national capacity on the day. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and you need to book a test, please continue to do so. However, you may experience a delay in being able to book a test using the national system. If you can’t get a test on the day, please try again later or try the next day. Please listen to the guidance you are provided at the point of arranging a booking. Testing remains a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus.

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Watchlist ‘area of concern’ for Sheffield - Statement by Greg Fell

A statement has been made by our Director Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell in relation to the news released from the Department of Health and Social Care that Sheffield is on the watchlist and as such has been designated as an ‘area of concern’. This news may have given rise to concern and we want to reassure the public of what this means for our city. 

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Covid-19 funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations

Potential funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations who have helped others during the Covid-19 response.

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Council announces new local testing centre in Darnall

A new Covid-19 local testing centre will be opening in Darnall next week, to make testing easier and more accessible in the city.

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Hoax messages about Sheffield schools testing children for Coronavirus

Don't be taken in by hoax messages about schools testing children for Coronavirus.

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Public Q & A session on Coronavirus

Sheffield’s Covid-19 Prevention and Management Board held its first public briefing and Q&A session on Friday 28 August 2020.

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Update on Ponds Forge continued closure

Why Ponds Forge International Sports Centre will not reopen yet.

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Continued financial support for care homes sector

Sheffield City Council outlines the continued support being provided to care homes in the city.

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Get your game on as football and fitness facilities reopen

Fitness and football facilities run by Leisure United have reopened in Sheffield. Find out about new measures and booking.

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Playgrounds reopen across Sheffield parks

*Updated 18 August 2020* More than 100 playgrounds are now open, and being cleaned and inspected on a regular basis. With the exception of Hillsborough Park, all remaining playg ...

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Toilets reopen in Sheffield’s busiest parks

*Updated 18 August 2020* Toilets are now open at: Graves Park, Rose Garden C ...

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Pinstone Street social distancing measures upgraded

Work has begun to upgrade temporary changes to Pinstone Street, which is currently closed to traffic to help people maintain social distancing as they return to the city centre’s s ...

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Winter Garden to reopen Monday 17 August

Following its temporary closure due to the Covid outbreak earlier this year, we ...

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City’s leisure venues set for reopening  

Public leisure facilities in Sheffield will start to welcome customers back through their doors as Sheffield City Counci ...

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Get your game on as Leisure United football pitches reopen

State of the art football pitches at SGP Graves and SGP Thorncliffe will reopen ...

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Face Coverings Guidance for Sheffielders from 8 August

Watch the latest message on face coverings from Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell above. F ...

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Covid-19 testing units available to support local response

Testing is a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 and to help reduce the rate of people contracting th ...

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Social distancing measures introduced in Broomhill

Amey, on behalf of Sheffield City Council, will begin work this week on temporar ...

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Events and leisure affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with Government guidance, events and leisure venues across the country a ...

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Help us keep Sheffield safe - Public Health update from Greg Fell

Greg Fell, Sheffield Director of Public Health is sending a letter to every household in Sheffield detailing the current guidelines.  Look out for this letter about what we can all ...

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Contractors thanked with rainbow stickers on vehicles

Two of the Sheffield City Council’s contractors, Amey and Veolia, are being than ...

Advice on disposing of face coverings

Advice on disposing of face coverings

With residents now required to wear face coverings in shops, supermarkets and wh ...

STATEMENT: Council support to care homes around Infection Prevention Control funding

STATEMENT: Council support to care homes around Infection Prevention Control funding

Sheffield City Council is offering further support to care homes on how they use ...

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Sheffield Fayre will not take place this summer

Sheffield’s annual August bank holiday family fun day, Sheffield Fayre, has been cancelled.    The free event, which i ...

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

At the beginning of July we announced that library staff are working as quickly ...

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Council announces three new Covid-19 local testing units

Sheffield City Council is putting in place an additional three new local testing ...

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

To support businesses and community groups who are facing difficulties due to th ...

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

As leisure and fitness venues across the country prepare for reopening from 25 J ...

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Sheffield City Council has opened applications for its Coronavirus Business Gran ...

City’s playgrounds will not reopen until safety measures in place

City’s playgrounds will not reopen until safety measures in place

UPDATE: 17 July 2020 Playgrounds update   Sheffield City Council is working v ...

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Number of funeral attendees increased in Sheffield

Following further relaxing of Government restrictions, Sheffield City Council ye ...

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Sheffield receives enhanced government support in fight against Covid-19

Whilst we welcome this additional support to prevent the spread of the virus in ...

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New mobile testing unit in Sheffield set to help stop the spread of Covid-19

Sheffield City Council is encouraging people to get tested in our effort to comb ...

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WATCH: Director of Public Health latest on Coronavirus

Sheffield City Council’s Director of Public Health Greg Fell gives an update on ...

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Libraries working hard to welcome you back soon

Libraries and their staff have missed you and we are working hard to reopen as s ...

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Statement from Director of Public Health Greg Fell

A statement has been made by Director Public Health at Sheffield City Council, G ...

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Stay safe as pubs and hospitality venues open

Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell said:"The further ...

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Sheffield City Council announces Sheffield Local Outbreak Control Plan

Sheffield City Council announces the COVID-19 Sheffield Local Outbreak Control P ...

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Make Yourself at Home, Sheffield

The aim of the campaign is to give confidence to residents as they begin to inte ...