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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 playgro ...

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Toilets reopen in Sheffield’s busiest parks

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

Pinstone Street

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. Fa ...

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Social distancing measures introduced in Broomhill

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

Crowd of runners in Sheffield 10k

Events and leisure affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Sheffield city centre street

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 ...

Contractors thanked with rainbow stickers on vehicles

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 ...

Sheffield Fayre

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 is ...

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

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

Covid-19 testing centre sign

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 very ...

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Number of funeral attendees increased in Sheffield

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

Sheffield city landscape

Sheffield receives enhanced government support in fight against Covid-19

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

Woman in PPE testing someone for Covid-19 through car window

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 ...

Greg Fell, Director Public Health, Sheffield City Council

WATCH: Director of Public Health latest on Coronavirus

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

Sheffield's Central Library

Libraries working hard to welcome you back soon

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

Greg Fell, Director Public Health Sheffield City Council

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 ...

Sheffield Town Hall against a bright blue Sky

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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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.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

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 ...

Crookes Valley Park

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 ...

Sheffield town hall

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 prioriti ...

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Sheffield schools

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

Sheffield town hall

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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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 make ...

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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 ...