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  • Booster Jab Boost and Move to 'Plan B'

    Booster Jab Boost and Move to 'Plan B'

    The situation is changing rapidly in response to the risk of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus.The Prime Minister gave an address to the nation yesterday on the urgency of increasing the booster jab rollout so that everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their booster before the New Year. The government has now moved to ‘Plan B’ restrictions in England.

  • Can my PA Refuse to Wear a Mask?

    Can my PA Refuse to Wear a Mask?

    The Independent Living Group, a UK wide membership organisation set up to support Individual Employers and their staff, has reported a lot of enquiries from individual employers and Direct Payment professionals about the continued use of PPE since the relaxation of restrictions in England on 19th July. In response to this ILG Support have put together a new advice note for individual employers explaining that in some cases, individual employers won’t be quite so ready to relax the rules.

  • Coming out of Lockdown Videos

    Coming out of Lockdown Videos

    We reach the final phase of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on Monday 19 July. Subject to a few final checks the Covid legal restrictions will be coming to an end in England. So what does that mean in practice? We’ve produced two videos on YouTube to help you to understand the changes as concern grows for disabled people and clinically vulnerable people who are at risk.

  • Pause at Step 3 of the Roadmap

    Pause at Step 3 of the Roadmap

    In England from 21 June, there’s a 4-week pause at Step 3 of the roadmap. After 2 weeks, the government will review the data to see if the risks from the new Covid variant have reduced. It’s expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July. It’s six months ago this week since the start of the vaccination programme. See the latest briefing from NHS Sheffield including the vaccination campaign to target young people aged 18+ .

  • Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    Tier 3 Restrictions from 2 December

    The Government has announced that Sheffield will come out of lockdown on Wednesday 2 December and enter into the tier 3 ‘Very High’ alert category, along with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Some tier 3 restrictions will be different this time compared to when Sheffield was in tier 3 before lockdown started on 5 November.The government will announce the arrangements that will be in place over the Christmas period shortly.

  • Second 'Lockdown' Support for 'Extremely Vulnerable' Criticised

    Second 'Lockdown' Support for 'Extremely Vulnerable' Criticised

    Disability Rights UK has criticised the Government for its latest Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ guidance, which they say has left ‘extremely vulnerable’ people unsure what to do. They say the new guidance to get access to priority supermarket deliveries or ask for local support , falls short of the fuller protections offered back in the Spring.

  • England to go into 'Lockdown' on 5 November

    England to go into 'Lockdown' on 5 November

    Following alarming predictions about the growth of Coronavirus and the impact on the NHS, England ( and Sheffield )is set to start a ‘second national lockdown’ on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. Tougher measures will be familiar from the first lockdown, the big difference is that schools, colleges and universities will remain open. ‘Shielding’ measures are not set to come back as before for the most vulnerable people who along with the over 70s, have been told to be “especially careful to follow the rules and to minimise their contacts”.

  • South Yorkshire Moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 Alert Level

    South Yorkshire Moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 Alert Level

    Sheffield, along with Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham will move into the ‘Very High’ alert category for restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus on Saturday 24 October. This is due to the continued high level of cases across the region and increasingly concerning levels of hospital admission . Find out what this means for you.

  • Sheffield High Category Rules and Restrictions

    Sheffield High Category Rules and Restrictions

    The government has introduced local COVID alert levels in a bid to ensure “the right levels of intervention in the right places to manage outbreaks”. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area. Local COVID alert levels are sometimes called ‘tiers’ or known as a ‘local lockdown’. Sheffield has been placed in the ‘High’ category. Find out what that means for you.

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