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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 ...


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 ...

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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 ...

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Watch: Director of Public Health answers Coronavirus FAQs

Sheffield City Council's Director of Public Health Greg Fell and Health Protection Manager Ruth Granger, cover some freq ...

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Sheffield City Council announces additional funding for Care Homes during COVID19

Whilst the pandemic continues to place extra pressure on all services across the city, it has brought additional demand to Sheffield’s care sector.In recognition of this, Sheffield ...

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Council distributes business support grants totalling £55m

Business support grants have now been paid to 4,600 businesses in Sheffield, with the grants totalling over £55 million. ...

Thank you, key workers and unsung heroes!

In Sheffield, we’re very fortunate to have such a huge amount of people that are ...

Prohibition notice served to Sheffield pub flouting restrictions

A Sheffield pub, which was found to still be opening despite current coronavirus ...

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Baby Safe advice for new & expectant parents during COVID19

At this difficult time, new and expectant parents may have concerns about caring for themselves and their babies. As part of our Baby Safe initiative, we will be sharing the latest ...

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Celebrating Ramadan during Covid-19

Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell, gives his advice on how to celebrate Ramadan safely this year.Part onePart two ...

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New website & app for children's activities in lockdown

Today we are delighted to announce the shared launch of two new brilliant resources to support Sheffield children and yo ...

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A day in the life of a Director of Public Health

So, what does a day in the life of a Director of Public Health actually look like?We know you're busy, but what exactly ...

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Support to bereaved families in Sheffield losing loved ones during COVID-19

Support to bereaved families losing loved ones during COVID-19Losing a loved one is always difficult, but the social distancing measures currently in place can make it especially h ...

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Celebrating Ramadan during the Covid-19 pandemic

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council shares his suggestions for staying safe and well during Ramadan. ...

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Ramadan Mubarak from Leader Julie Dore

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Dore said:“This week marks a special occasion for many in Sheffield, ...

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Watch: updates from Public Health in Sheffield

In our latest video Ruth Granger, Health Protection Manager at Sheffield City Council explains 'don't believe everything you read on social media' and advises people to make sure y ...

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Help for the homeless and most vulnerable during COVID-19

It is only natural to worry about the homeless and very vulnerable people at this time. But it is important to know that help is available in the city to support those most in need ...


The NHS is still open for urgent care

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and GPs across the city say we are ‘still open for business for urgent care’ as the number of patients seeking care for heart attacks and strokes halve ...

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Coronavirus - Sheffield parks and countryside updates

16.04.20 - Grass cutting to resume in some parks Grass cutting in some of our parks will re-start from 20 April onwards. This is to help us keep our parks and green spaces safe an ...

Changes to Sheffield waste collection due to COVID-19

15.04.20 - visits to Household Waste Recycling Centres Household Waste Recyclin ...

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Extra support towards council tax payments in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is supporting those who claim Council Tax Support with an additional £6million pounds towards pay ...

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Be a good neighbour - how you can help if you overhear domestic abuse

How to help your neighbour if you overhear violent domestic abuseDuring the COVID-19 Pandemic we are all observing the Government guidelines on staying home and staying safe. Unfor ...

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A message from Julie Dore and Greg Fell

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:“With the Easter bank holiday weekend coming up, I want to send my best wishes to everyone in Sheffield and remind the ...

Sheffield Council housing advice and support during COVID-19

Sheffield Council housing advice and support during COVID-19 Rented Council Prop ...

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Sheffield Community Support Services 

Sheffield Community Support ServicesThe Community Support Services for Sheffield has been live since 27th March. The dir ...

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Top ten things to do at home in Sheffield this Easter

With the Easter break coming up and the country continuing to follow national gu ...

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Council approves over a thousand Covid-19 business support grants

Sheffield City Council has received nearly 4,000 applications for business support grants to aid small local businesses ...

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Businesses ignoring restrictions forced to close under new powers

Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police have used new enforcement powers to close two businesses that were ope ...

Social distancing this weekend

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council said:“As we all l ...

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David Bocking on fostering in a global crisis

So, where do snot, dribbling and thumb sucking sit on the official government pu ...

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Cllr Pat Midgley Remembrance Page and Condolences

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Councillor Pat Midgley on S ...

Smokefree Sheffield urges smokers to ‘quit for covid’

The initiative aims to educate smokers on the increased risks to themselves and ...

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A letter from Greg Fell to all parents and carers

Have you met 2 Metre Rita and 6 Feet Pete?These are our new superheroes who are here to combat Coronavirus.The Director for Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell sent a letter to all ...

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A statement from Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Downing on the passing of Councillor Pat Midgley

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Tony Downing, said:“It was with great sadness that I heard that our much loved frien ...

Support for vulnerable people in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has today launched its community response for Sheffield r ...

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COVID-19 Markets closure

UPDATED 28.03.20 Moor Market closed until further notice The Moor Market is closing its doors to members of the public ...

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Funeral arrangements during coronavirus restrictions

09.04.20: Information updated Updated information and links to guidance for fun ...

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Support Services for those affected by Domestic Abuse

Social distancing and social isolation are going to be hard for everybody. For p ...

Sheffield strength shines through during unprecedented changes

Whilst our city adapts to the changes brought about by Covid-19, positivity and ...

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Closure of face-to-face Council offices

During this difficult and challenging period Sheffield City Council needs to ensure that we are prioritising our service ...

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City events until end of May cancelled or postponed

Following Government restrictions relating to the coronavirus, and to keep peopl ...

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Highway maintenance works during Covid-19

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the council's highway maintenence ...

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Looking after your mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

During this time it's important to look after others but it's also important to ...

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Libraries and archives closures

Notice of closure of Libraries and Archives   In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sheffield City Council will clo ...

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Advice to businesses: how to provide deliveries and takeaways

We understand that businesses may want to diversify to allow takeaway and delivery provision during this challenging tim ...

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Statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council on COVID-19

Sheffield City Council has confirmed a comprehensive response to the current cor ...

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Waste collection service update, COVID-19

All waste and recycling services are currently operating as normal. However it i ...

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COVID-19 update on business rates

Sheffield City Council recognises that businesses are facing unprecedented times ...

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Director Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell statement on COVID-19

Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Sheffield City Council and NHS colleagues following one co ...