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Inside the English Institute of Sport asymptomatic testing centre

Universal Covid testing for all

Everyone in England is now eligible for free, rapid Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests to continue the fight against Covid. They should be taken twice weekly and are for people who do not have symptoms. 

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City centre reopens under stage 2 of Roadmap

Sheffield’s businesses reopened their doors this week in a welcome return to trading, with many people taking the opportunity to visit local shops, hairdressers, get back to the gym or outdoor sports and enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at their favourite restaurants and bars.

Sheffield Town Hall

Next step in the Covid roadmap from 12th April

The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown moves on a further stage on Monday 12 April as part of the country’s slow easing out of Covid restrictions.

Weston Park bandstand during a previous event

Springtime events cancelled for 2021

Our free community events, The Highland Fling and Weston May Fayre, will not go ahead this year in line with the Governments roadmap out of lockdown plans.

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Lockdown roadmap from Monday 29 March

From Monday outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

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Marking the one-year anniversary of Covid-19

On 23rd March it will be a year since the announcement of the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown and no-one imagined the dramatic impact this would have on our lives and the tragedy that the virus would bring. Next week we are marking its one-year anniversary by remembering those who we have lost, thanking people across the city for everything that they have done to protect others from the virus and showing our gratitude to those working in the NHS, the care sector and other frontline key worker roles who have shown true steel spirit.

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Getting back to school and college safely from 8th March

Here at Sheffield City Council, we’re supporting schools as they prepare to welcome pupils back by putting systems in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep children, staff and their families safe.

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Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Response Fund second round

We are pleased to launch a second round of the Community COVID-19 Response Fund.This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work around preventing the spread of COVID-19, testing and outbreak management, supporting people to isolate and supporting Covid-19 vaccination uptake.

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Roadmap out of lockdown

Last night the Government laid out a four-step roadmap for how the country will slowly ease out of lockdown restrictions over coming months.

Snake slide at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield

Enjoy our playgrounds responsibly this half term

We want you to enjoy some exercise and fresh air this half term in our parks but please do so responsibly, sticking to the current Government rules and guidance.

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Citywide supermarket Covid-compliance checks

We've been visiting shops and supermarkets across the city to make sure they are Covid-compliant and provide advice and support.

Community officers and South Yorkshire Police in Page Hall

High visibility patrols and partnership efforts continue in Page Hall

We're working with South Yorkshire Police and Fir Vale Community Hub to improve community issues in Page Hall. Last week we carried out a partnership day of action to address problems in the area.

Mary Burrow - care home resident

Vaccinations provided to all care homes in Sheffield

Today marks a huge milestone for Sheffield and its older care home residents as all have now been offered the covid-19 vaccinated.  

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Rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff without symptoms

A rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff who work with vulnerable people will open next month. The centre, based at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), will initially be for Council staff, private providers and third sector staff who do not have symptoms.

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Coronavirus vaccination update

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield has said today: “We are working to support the NHS led vaccination programme by contributing our knowledge and logistical assistance as a council. We’re here to help the NHS make this programme a success. Whilst we continue to provide this support, we must stress that the national lead for the rollout of the Covid vaccination programme is the NHS.

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Thousands of laptops provided to children across Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will provide thousands of additional laptops to support children who are currently having to home school, without the devices to do so.

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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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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.

Sheffield Town Hall and Peace Gardens fountain

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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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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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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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.

Christmas illuminations in Sheffield Peace Gardens

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 ...

A bike at the top of Shirebrook Valley Nature Reserve in Sheffield

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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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.

Shops and buildings on Pinstone Street in Sheffield

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.

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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.