Sheffield City Council Information and Updates

Update from Sheffield City Council 26th March 2021

Latest updates from Greg Fell the Director of Public Health Sheffield - Please click here

Update from Sheffield City Council 18th January 2021

Sheffield City Council has issued a letter for us to share with all parents emphasising the need for us all to continue to play our part in reducing the transmission of COVID 19 by staying at home. This includes where possible the children of critical workers. Please see letter here

Wider school opening update 12th June 2020

Cllr Abtisam Mohammed, Greg Fell (Director of Public Health) and Andrew Jones (Sheffield City Council)  confirmed on Wednesday 10th June 2020 that the 5 tests have been met meaning that schools in Sheffield can proceed with their plans for opening to wider groups of students. The letters can be found here:

Update 4th June 2020

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, outlines and clarifies the changes that came into force on 1 June.

Update 22nd May 2020

An updated message from Sheffield City Councils Department for Public Health can now be found here

Update 5th April 2020

Viruses and handwashing

Ruth Granger, Health Protection Manager at Sheffield City Council, explains what we know about Coronavirus so far.

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Drug and alcohol support

The Sheffield DACT team also provide support for anyone with alcohol or drug related issues.  Services are still operating and can be accessed as follows:

DRUGS: 0114 272 1481

ALCOHOL: 0114 305 0500

Visit for more information.

Domestic Abuse

We have seen a surge in cases of domestic abuse and related killings have more than doubled during lockdown.  

IDAS is offering support including: online video, WhatsApp messaging, telephone calls, online chats and emails. Sheffield has a freephone number 0808 808 2241 and a website

Help is also available for the abusers. If you think this could be you, we urge you to visit for more information and help.

Always call 999 in an emergency and if you need a silent solution you can cough or tap on the phone and press 55 when prompted.

Emergency accommodation and support is available for anyone who needs to leave their home during Covid-19.

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Leading health organisations and hospital doctors back the call for smokers to quit now.

The Sheffield Stop Smoking Service saw an increase of 53% more smokers accessing the service for quit support than the previous year.

Get help here 

Update 28th April 2020

Thank you to all Key workers

Work continues for all key workers across Sheffield this weekend. We appreciate all you do for our wonderful city and for keeping so many of us safe. 

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New website and app for children's activities in lockdown

Create Sheffield and 50 things to do before you’re 5 are available from today and completely free to use. Share your adventures using #homeadventures and #50ThingsSheffield. Find out more here

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A day in the life of a Director of Public Health

Ever wondered what a Director of Public Health does, day to day? How many emails do you get? What time do you get up? Do you really have that many meetings? Sheffield DPH, Greg Fell, fills us in on his typical day during Covid-19. Click the image to see more:

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

In response to emergency requests for supply of PPE to care providers struggling to obtain their own supplies, Sheffield City Council has supplied approximately 1 million items of PPE to the independent sector with 330,000 pieces of kit including masks, aprons and gloves being issued week on week.

Our deliveries continue to meet emergency demand and thanks to local businesses, we have enough to supply those in need of emergency PPE in the city. PPE continues to be a concern but we are working hard with national and regional partners to ensure we can to meet future demands for provision

Update 23rd April 2020

Staying safe during Ramadan

Council Leader Julie Dore has sent her best wishes to everyone everyone celebrating Ramadan at this unusual time. 

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, has also put together his suggestions for staying safe and well during this special occasion. Watch Greg's video below. (Click the image to watch)

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Latest Jobs

The Sheffield City Region Job Board Facebook page lists new job vacancies in the region. See what jobs are currently featured by clicking the link here

Free e-Library during 'lockdown'

Have you exhausted all your literary content in the house? Sheffield's e-library can help.

Sheffield Libraries subscribes to a digital platform called RBdigital. It is a simple to use app for your Phone, Tablet or Computer, and can give you access to a variety of library services. These include Magazines, ebooks, audiobooks and comics. Click here for more information.

Update 18th April 2020

Thank you to everyone social distancing

Thank you to everyone who is following the Government's guidance on social distancing and self isolating. You are making a big difference.

If you are going out for daily exercise or shopping over the weekend please make sure you continue staying a safe distance of at least two metres from those outside of your household.

Please do not be tempted to go on day trips or meet up with family or friends. Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives. Read more

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 halves. Read more

More information for parents and carers can be found here

Further travel changes 

Further updates to South Yorkshire’s public transport timetables will take place this Sunday 19 April. Those that need to make essential journeys on public transport are urged to check before they travel 

The changes, to some bus services, are designed to make sure critical routes can continue to run for key workers and NHS staff during the Covid-19 crisis. Timetable information will be available from 18:00 on Saturday 18 April. For the lastest check here

Be vigilant of rogue traders

After an elderly man in Sheffield was targeted by a rogue trader, South Yorkshire Police and the council's Trading Standards are reminding everyone to be vigilant. More often the most vulnerable people in our communities are targeted, those who may be even more vulnerable at this time of isolation. Keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly neighbours and to report any suspicious activity. Call the police on 101, Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06, or report online to Action Fraud

More information can be found here

Updates 17th April 2020

UK lockdown period extended The Government today announced that it has extended the UK lockdown period up to at least 7 May 2020. 

This means that everyone must continue to adhere to the guidelines set out by the Government to stay at home, other than for essential reasons, and to continue practicing social distancing with anyone outside of your own household, wherever possible.  

Grass Cutting Services

In response to Covid-19, council grass-cutting services will continue, where possible, with works to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists being prioritised.

To help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and adhere to government guidelines on social distancing, grass cutting in parks and on the highway will only be undertaken where staff health and safety is not compromised. We are working closely with our operatives to ensure they have the equipment and support they need and wherever feasible, staff are carrying out tasks alone or at a safe distance from others.

Grass cutting on some areas of the highway is crucial to maintain sight lines at road junctions, ensure safe access routes and prevent the build-up of litter on verges.

We will continue to monitor national guidance and undertake daily health and safety work to keep our parks, verges, roads and green spaces safe during this time.

Clap for our amazing Carers!

Don't forget to join in the nationwide clap at 8pm Thursday's in recognition of all our amazing key workers.

More children get primary school of choice 

Despite schools being closed, school places have still been allocated for those due to start in September 2020.

The vast majority of Sheffield school children will be going to the primary school of their choice at the start of the new school year, provided that restrictions are relaxed and schools can reopen.

More than 92% of children in Sheffield have been allocated a place at their preferred primary school exceeding last years total of 91% of allocations. Find out more here

Updates 15th April 2020

Housing Support and advice during Covid-19 

The Council has a number of different services available to support anyone who is having difficulty affording their rent, both through council housing or privately rented.

There is support for rough sleepers, repairs, illegal evictions and more. More information can be found here

Extra Support towards Council tax payments

Millions of pounds in extra funding is being allocated to help those who are struggling to pay council tax.

This is in addition to existing Council Tax Support and will see payments reduced even further for those who are eligible. More information can be found here

Timed parking restrictions still in place

The Council has received a number of questions relating to parking and driving restrictions. We want to take this opportunity to make it clear that all restrictions are still in place, other than arrangements for free pay and display parking in Council car parks for key workers.

Timed parking and driving restrictions, such as those in place for bus lanes, must still be adhered to. These restrictions remain in place to support journeys for key workers and emergency services vehicles.

All restrictions placed on the highway are there to support the safety of road users, including cyclists and pedestrians, whilst improving traffic flow. We ask that everyone continues to observe the parking restrictions and where possible avoid parking in time restricted zones to avoid having to move your vehicle.  

Car parks closed at Sheffield parks.

All parking facilities at Sheffield parks and green spaces are now closed.

People are urged not to travel to parks for daily exercise, but to remain in the local area.

Update 27th March 2020 - Please click the image below for updates from Sheffield City Council

Domestic abuse support

For people living in a situation where they are experiencing domestic abuse and violence from someone at home the current situation is likely to make things worse.

Help is still available from the police and specialist services. South Yorkshire Police officers are fully equipped with PPE to attend properties even where someone is showing symptoms.

If you need help call The Sheffield local Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 808 2241 (freephone) Mondays to Fridays 8am - 7pm and Saturdays 9am - 5pm or The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is 0808 2000 247

In an emergency call 999

For more information please visit the website below:

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Sheffield City Council information can be found here

Sheffield City Council COVID-19 update can be found here