Following Government advice during the coronavirus pandemic, my office staff are now working from home until further notice. We are still able to respond to enquiries via email, telephone and post. I am receiving many enquiries about Covid19. Whilst my staff and I will respond to these as quickly as possible, I urge people to follow updates from the Government and Sheffield City Council. More details are available below.

IMPORTANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION – COVID-19

  • For the latest updates and guidance from the Government, please click here.
  • For local updates from Sheffield City Council, click here or call the dedicated Coronavirus phone line to ask any questions about the virus on 0114 273 4567
  • If you are feeling unwell, please visit the NHS website and follow advice, click here.
  • If you need support with your business you should contact Sheffield City Council’s business support team on 0114 224 5000 or email businesssheffield@sheffield.gov.uk.

England is now in lockdown

Lockdown restrictions have been put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus, reduce the impact on the NHS and save lives. This includes the message to Stay at home, only leaving for education, work, exercise, medical reasons, shopping for food or essentials, or to care for others.

We expect the national lockdown to end on Wednesday 2 December 2020, at which point MPs will be asked how we should move forward. It is expected there will be a return to the Tier system.

Lockdown can be difficult for many people – please click here to find out about support available to you if you are feeling lonely, worried or can’t access essential services.

For the most up to date information about

  • Restrictions – visit gov.uk by clicking here.
  • Council Services – visit sheffield.gov.uk by clicking here.
  • Business support – visit sheffield.gov.uk by clicking here.
  • Local Support (including for vulnerable people and for financial) – visit sheffield.gov.uk by clicking here.

As with the earlier lockdown, there are strong restrictions to protect each other and the NHS, these include:

  • stay at home and only leave your home for education, work, exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and essentials, or to care for others
  • don’t meet anyone socially (who is not in your household or support bubble), indoors or in private gardens
  • you can visit outdoor public places (parks, playgrounds, beaches, countryside) with your household, your support bubble, or one person from another household
  • you should work from home if you can. Workplaces are asked to stay open if people cannot work from home, including construction and manufacturing
  • schools, nurseries, colleges and universities remain open
  • outdoor exercise and recreation are allowed
  • food shops, supermarkets and retailers selling essential goods and services remain open
  • pubs, restaurants, all non-essential shops, entertainment venues and personal care facilities are closed
  • takeaways and deliveries can continue
  • university students must not return to their permanent homes during term-time
  • don’t visit friends or family in care homes unless there are exceptional circumstances

Places of worship and ceremonies

  • places of worship are generally closed
  • weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are not allowed, apart from exceptional circumstances
  • there are limits to attendance at funerals

Travel restrictions

  • avoid travelling in and out of your local area and reduce the number of journeys you make
  • you can travel for work, education, caring responsibilities, medical appointments and essential retail
  • don’t travel if you have coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating, sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or you have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
  • overnight stays, holidays abroad and in the UK, are not allowed
  • hotels are only open for people who have to travel for work

For a full list of restrictions, visit gov.uk by clicking here

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