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Covid memorial: Gathering ‘Stories from the Pandemic’

Sheffield is creating unique, long-lasting, and creative memorials as a tribute to those who have died from Covid, those who have lost loved ones and those who have been affected by the pandemic. Our city, like those around the world, has been deeply affected by the impact of Covid-19, and in Sheffield we want to pay a meaningful tribute to those who have lost their lives, those who have worked above and beyond to keep people as safe as possible and those who have been affected by Covid.

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Covid-19: Information from 1 April

All legal Covid restrictions in England have now ended and Government guidelines have changed around testing. Read the latest update on what you need to do from 1 April.

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Final call to apply for Omicron Business Grant

The Council is encouraging eligible business to apply for the Omicron Hospitality, Accommodation and Leisure Grant before the extended deadline - March 11.

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Video: Voluntary Community Sector Covid Recovery Fund making a difference

Sheffield City Council has recently awarded £1.35 million of grants through its Voluntary Community Sector Covid Recovery Fund. The fund used central government Covid funding to support voluntary sector organisations who had either reduced income or increased costs relating to Covid. The pandemic has once again demonstrated the critical role the sector plays in supporting people throughout the city and the funding will support organisations ongoing work amongst Sheffield’s communities.

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

Regular video updates on Covid-19 from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell.

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Access to Covid vaccinations in Sheffield

There are a number of clinics where you can get a vaccination against COVID-19 operating across Sheffield.

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Covid-19 business grant launched to support travel firms in Sheffield

A new grant is available to businesses in the travel sector to support them through recovery from the pandemic. Applications are open now. Check eligibility.

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Covid Recovery Fund for voluntary and community sector

Sheffield City Council has launched a Covid Recovery Fund, which opened on 10th January to provide support for the city’s voluntary and community sector with needs that have arisen from Covid. We asked organisations to complete an expression of interest in October and November 2021 to tell us what their needs were as a result of the pandemic.

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Chancellor announces £1billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron

On Tuesday 21 December, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that a support package of grants will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant.

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Public consultation opens on challenging budget for 2022/23

The council is facing a challenging financial position this coming year following the enormous demands placed on services during the Covid pandemic and wants to hear the public's thoughts on the budget proposals.

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New measures in response to Omicron variant

Last night the Government announced new measures in response to the rise in cases of the Omicron Covid variant. These measures, known as Plan B, mean that work from home guidance will be reintroduced in England, a Covid pass will be mandatory when entering nightclubs and other venues and face coverings will be mandatory for most indoor venues.

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Food voucher scheme continues for 29,000 children this Christmas holiday

This week, families with children that are eligible for benefit related free school meals will receive a free £50 voucher to help cover the costs of food and energy over the winter holidays.  

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Changes to Covid restrictions from 30th November

New Covid restrictions will be introduced from tomorrow in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant. 

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Our statement on the news coverage raising concerns about Sheffield Covid test results

We are aware of the news coverage raising concerns about Sheffield Covid test results which were handled by the Immensa lab in Wolverhampton and has since been linked to a considerable number of inaccurate test results in the South of England. Dr Eleanor Rutter, Consultant in Public Health for Sheffield City Council has said: “This is a national issue that has been well publicised but has only affected a very small proportion of Sheffield’s tests. “The number of people identified as potentially having been given a false negative result in Sheffield is incredibly small. There is nothing to suggest this has had a significant impact on infection rates in the city. “Tests from the city are sent to many different labs across the country, and this particular lab only received a small percentage of them.”

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Poverty Summit plans for Covid’s financial impact

Last week’s Poverty Summit saw the council, businesses, city organisations including voluntary, community and faith organisations and stakeholders meet to discuss and plan for what the financial impact of Covid will be on the city and its residents.

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Community Covid bus helps boost city’s vaccination rates

Sheffield’s Community Covid Bus is a one-stop place for all things Covid-related, travelling all over Sheffield to parks, schools, community events and vaccination clinics. Open to everyone, the bus has been taking Covid 19 information and guidance, LFD tests and more direct to the heart of communities across the city since it launched in June.

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A statement from Deputy Leader Councillor Julie Grocutt on booster vaccinations

A statement has been made by Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Grocutt in relation to Covid-19 booster jabs.

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Back to school safely this September

Ahead of the new autumn term starting, we have been supporting schools to get ready to welcome pupils, students, and staff back into the classroom safely.

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Changes to Covid-19 self-isolation rules from 16 August

As of today, Monday 16 August, people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.

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Council issues new report into children and young people’s experiences of Covid-19

We have published a new report of findings from our survey with Sheffield’s children and young people on their experiences of Coronavirus and life in lockdown.

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Statement from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health: It's not over yet, keep yourself safe

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield said: “It’s not over yet, Covid is still here so please keep yourself safe. It is still infecting people across the city and it doesn’t care who it infects. We’re living more normally than we have been at any point in the last 18 months and in an ordinary day, each of us meets around 5 times more people than we did during lockdown. As a result we have seen a significant rise in cases over the last few weeks.

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‘Take it steady’ – Sheffield health chief’s call as restrictions are lifted

As most restrictions on social contact are lifted today, Sheffield City Council’s Director of Public Health is urging people to take it steady and continue to look out for each other.

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield's statement on lifting of Covid restrictions

“We’ve lived with this pandemic now for over 18 months, following guidelines and showing huge resilience and determination to overcome Covid. Today we learnt that these restrictions will come to an end on 19 July...

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A statement from Councillor Jayne Dunn: Putting our children and young people first

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of everyone in our city, and no more so than the lives of our children and young people. But we as a council, have stepped up to do the best by our children and make sure that in our covid-19 response we have put them first.

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Sheffield celebrates the country’s first ever national Thank You Day

Sheffield will be joining the country’s first ever national Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July.

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Tramlines Festival 2021 is going ahead

The sold-out event will go ahead as part of phase 3 of the Government's Event Research Programme on the weekend of 23-25 July, at Hillsborough Park.

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Cliffhanger back for Summer in the Outdoor City

Cliffhanger is back on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July, with all the action of the BMC British Bouldering championships across the weekend, and plenty more excitement for everyone to enjoy throughout the city centre.

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Community Covid Bus launches in Sheffield

Sheffield’s new Community Covid Bus launches this week as a one-stop place for all things Covid-related, including lateral flow tests for those without symptoms with results in 30 minutes.

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Keep your neighbours onside and play on responsibly!

It’s great that we can come together for the football and have something to celebrate but while you’re enjoying yourselves please make sure you stick to the guidelines and don’t trash the city!

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Final step out of lockdown delayed

The Government’s final stage of the roadmap out of lockdown planned for 21 June has been delayed until 19 July. All legal limits on social contact were due to be lifted in a week’s time, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that with the number of cases growing by 64 per cent per week and in some areas it is doubling, it’s better to be cautious and not move out of Step 4 until more people have had the Covid vaccine. He also talked about how the average number of people being admitted to hospital has increased by 50% per week on week and by 61 per cent in the North West with his main concern being that it’s possible that ‘the virus will outrun the vaccines and that thousands more deaths would ensue that could otherwise have been avoided.'

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Another step out of lockdown on Monday 17th May

The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown moves onto a further stage on Monday 17 May as part of the country’s slow easing out of Covid restrictions. On Monday, we will see the opening of indoor hospitality including restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes. People will be able to meet indoors with up to 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble) and outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people are now allowed.

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Success for Sheffield's local 'track and trace'

Contact tracing is a fundamental part of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic and in Sheffield we are one of the first councils in the UK to bring all Covid-19 contact tracing of positive cases in-house. We have recruited a team of tracers who work with residents who may have been exposed to the virus and we’ve seen a rapid rise in our track and trace success rate which now stands at 95% of all positive cases contact traced. The results of those who receive a positive diagnosis come straight to the council and we attempt to contact as many as possible of them within 7 hours.