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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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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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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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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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Covid-19 testing units available to support local response

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

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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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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 ...

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Lockdown poems from our Children in Care Council

Sheffield’s Children in Care Council have been working with author and Sheffield Writer in Residence Nik Perring, and mu ...

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Survey results show impact of Covid 19 on Sheffield Businesses

The impact Covid-19 has had on Sheffield’s businesses has been laid bare in a new survey.   Impact on cash flow, big f ...

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Sheffield Markets reopen

The Moor Market and Market Place at Crystal Peaks reopen and welcome back customers after closing for lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Cliffhanger Festival 2020 cancelled

Sheffield’s Cliffhanger Festival, and its headline event the BMC La Sportiva British Bouldering Championships will not take place in 2020.

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Sheffield prepares to reopen retail on 15 June

Sheffield City Council set out what to expect when visiting the city centre from 15 June.

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Statement on wider opening of schools and childcare settings

Wider opening is an important step to ensuring that more children get back to school and, in turn, their parents can return to work. Director of Public Health, Greg Fell explains the decision.

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Skateparks, basketball courts and multi-use games areas to reopen

More facilities in Sheffield’s parks are to reopen, with skateparks, basketball courts and multi-use games areas now available across the city.

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COVID-19 updates from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell

Find regular updates on Covid-19 from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell.

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Businesses warned of Legionella risk when reopening

We're asking all businesses that have been closed during lockdown to take action to mitigate the risks of Legionella bacteria that may have built up in their water systems during lockdown.

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Hundreds of free educational books provided to Sheffield families

Sheffield-based publisher, Twinkl, has partnered with South Yorkshire Futures, to provide free educational books to families across the region.

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Free Council parking for key workers extended

Car parks in the city centre managed by Sheffield City Council are now free to use for key workers.

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Virtual cabinet meeting held for first time

We held our first virtual Cabinet Meeting to discuss and agree Sheffield's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lord Mayor of Sheffield to serve another year in office

We have decided to postpone our Annual Council meeting until May 2021, to ensure continuity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Statement on wider opening of schools

A statement from Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and Director of Public Health, Greg Fell.

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Quit for COVID campaign helps more Sheffielder's stop smoking

Smokefree Sheffield launches advert to encourage more people to ‘Quit for COVID’.

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Statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council

A statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore.

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New Sheffield Covid-19 grants scheme launched

A new Government scheme has launched to provide funding to businesses that have not previously been eligible for Coronavirus-related support.

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Covid-19: Financial headlines

Over the past few months we have been looking into the financial impact Covid-19 is having on the Council. Here are the headlines...

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Half term virtual adventures during lockdown

Sheffield Children’s Services work to support many children who are often some of the most vulnerable in society. Find out more about who we're working with to keep children entertained this half term.

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Sheffield Coronavirus response – Culture, Parks and Leisure

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting national lockdown has had a huge impact on the leisure, entertainment and hospitality industry.All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, playground ...

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Sheffield Coronavirus response – Finance and Resources

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting national lockdown has hit many families hard, increasing the number of households ...

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Sheffield Coronavirus response - Health and Social Care

At the Council’s cabinet this week, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, we reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city.We have prioritised ...

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Car parks and bowls reopen in Sheffield parks

Following the Government’s most recent update, we have reviewed facilities across the city’s parks and are reopening car parks with immediate effect, and allowing the use of bowling greens.

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Foster care in lockdown. Three foster carers share their stories

Lockdown has glued us together,” says Helen about her current family of her 20 year old son, a teenager who’s lived with ...

Tennis courts reopen in Sheffield parks

Following the Government’s most recent update to lockdown restrictions, tennis c ...

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Thank You Sheffield

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:   “We are now nine weeks in to a very different reality ...

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Watch Council meetings online during lockdown

In accordance with Covid-19 social distancing rules, all Sheffield City Council meetings are currently being held virtually and shared online via webcast. This includes the Council ...

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Council care and support during COVID-19

Today at the Council’s cabinet, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, we have reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city.   We have priori ...

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Sheffield schools

Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Sheffield City Council, said:“Sheffield City Coun ...

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Changes to funeral services in Sheffield

Following the latest Government update, which saw a slight ease of some restrictions, Sheffield City Council has today i ...

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Eligible business owners urged to apply for Covid-19 support grants

Sheffield City Council is encouraging eligible businesses in Sheffield to apply for support grants, available to help them face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Over the ...

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Enjoy Sheffield’s parks but stay alert and stay safe

Following the Government’s latest guidance, allowing us to spend more time in outdoor spaces, Sheffield City Council is urging people to stick to social distancing measures while e ...

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Respect staff at Household Waste Recycling Centres

We are incredibly proud that we’ve been able to keep our five Household Waste Recycling Centres open across Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic. The hard work and commitment fr ...

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Walking is complicated... our latest blog from foster carer, David Bocking

Walking is complicated. Sometimes there are sticks, and stones, and tree roots, and spiders. And once you’re off the carpet and in the real world, the ground you’re trying to cover ...

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Help our hardworking waste collection crews

We are proud to be running a full waste and recycling service in Sheffield.  However as we stay home and stay safe we are generating more waste than usual.   You can help to ma ...

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Pop-up active travel measures get the green light

Following the massive rise in cycling and walking during the Covid-19 lockdown, Sheffield City Council has laid out its ...

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True Steel Spirit of Sheffield revealed as city unites to support the vulnerable

Although we’ve been working at distance, our city has come together like never before. We have received astounding suppo ...

Household Recycling Centres open to Sheffield residents only

The sites can only stay open with your co-operation and if you use the sites saf ...

‘Sheffield Learning Together’ booklet provides home learning activities to families across the city

5500 copies of a new home learning booklet for children, young people and famili ...

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Rainbows appear outside hospitals to thank key workers

A number of rainbows have appeared on roads outside the city’s hospitals overnight as a thank you to key workers for helping to keep us all safe and well during Covid 19.Working th ...

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Tramlines 2020 will no longer be taking place

Official statement from TramlinesFirstly, we want to share a heartfelt thank you from the whole team for your patience and messages of support while we work through this difficult ...

VE Day celebrations set to show Sheffield’s steel spirit

Victory in Europe (VE Day), held to celebrate the end of the war in Europe in 19 ...

Businesses asked to share experiences of Covid-19

Sheffield Covid-19 Business Response Group is calling for businesses in the city ...

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Looking after your locks in lockdown

Many things are different during lockdown including our haircuts. To try and still look like their usual self some peopl ...

Quit for Covid

Smokers quit as doctors warn of worse complications from covid-19

Nationally at least 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down on the amount of cigarettes they smoke due to ...