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Community Update on Covid

Community Update on Covid

The NHS in Sheffield is reassuring people that a new variant of Covid-19 has not reached Britain but are warning us to still take precautions to prevent being infected with the ones already in circulation.

Their latest Community Health Update latest says: “We have heard concerns from some communities about variants of covid-19 circulating, one of these being the lambda variant. The public health team in Sheffield have advised that although lambda is a covid variant, it isn’t circulating in the UK and there is very little information on it in the UK

“However, cases of covid are circulating at a high level now and a lot of people are being reinfected. There are people that are ill enough with the virus to be hospitalised. Therefore, it’s important that people continue to wash their hands regularly, to cough/sneeze into a tissue and throw it away and stay home if feeling ill.

“Although it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask or covering, doing so can reduce risk of spreading the virus. The best protection against the virus is still the covid vaccine.

There are still people in the high-risk categories that haven’t had their vaccines yet, People can find a walk-in vaccination clinic or book online here.

NHS Sheffield CCG has become part of the new NHS South Yorkshire ICB which is now responsible for commissioning and funding of health and care services locally – you can visit the new site here. As part of this process they want to update and connect with community groups and organisations across the city and highlight them in future newsletters.

“We want to shout about the great work of different organisations in each
edition – showcasing the work done for healthcare and services during the pandemic,” they say. “This newsletter is shaped and tailored to you, and we want to
know how best cater to you and maintain relationships. What would you like to see that would best help you?”

If you’d like to give your views, you can email sheccg.comms@nhs.net



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