St Columba’s, Temporary Hub

St Columba’s Church Manchester Road

St Columba’s Church has been temporarily transformed into a vaccine hub

Well-ordered volunteers, Doctors and NHS staff are working long hours to help with the roll-out of the potentially life-saving Pfizer vaccine injections.

A full report and interview in this Sheffield Star article

CROSSPOOL COMMUNITY LITTER PICK

Due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions on mass gatherings and social distancing, tomorrows and subsequent monthly Crosspool community litter picks will not take place until legislation allows.

Information about the restart date will be made available on the Crosspool news website and in the Crosspool Clarion….

Garden Waste Alert

Garden Waste (green bin) Service Suspended

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus on staffing levels, all green bin (garden waste) collections have been suspended until further notice.

Residents are advised to keep their green bin on their property (not on the pavement) and where possible, store their garden waste at home until collections restart.

Once the full impact of the Coronavirus on the green bin service is known, customers will be informed of arrangements to rectify any collections missed.

Black bin and recycling collections are operating as normal.

HWRC Opening Times

Opening hours of Sheffield’s five “Household Waste Recycling Centres,” will continue to be, 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

In order to ensure the safety of staff and the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing measures continue to be in place, limiting the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time.  The demand for the sites combined with the vehicle limits has resulted in significant queues. By continuing to remain open 7 days a week, allows more people to visit and should reduce queuing times.

Read the full article at Sheffield City council’s Newsroom here

Local COVID Alert Level

From 24 October this area will be in Local COVID Alert Level: Very High.

What are the restrictions?

  • People must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless they are part of your household or support bubble*. This includes private homes and indoors in hospitality venues, such as pubs. You also must not meet with people outside of your household or support bubble in a private garden or in most outdoor public venues.
    (*A support bubble is where a household with one adult joins with another household. Households in that support bubble can still visit each other, stay overnight, and visit public places together.)
  • People must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue. Venues following COVID-secure guidance can host more people in total, but no one must mix indoors or in most public outdoor venues with anyone who they do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with). This includes in pubs and restaurants, shops, leisure and entertainment venues and places of worship.
  • Pubs and bars will close and will only remain open where they operate as if they were a restaurant – which means serving substantial meals, like a main lunchtime or evening meal. They will only be able to serve alcohol as part of such a meal. Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru.
  • People should try to avoid travelling outside the ‘Very High’ alert level or entering a ‘Very High’ alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey. If people need to travel they are encouraged to walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport, to allow for social distancing.
  • Face masks must be worn on all public transport and not car share with someone from outside your household or your support bubble unless you can practise social distancing. If people need to use public transport, you should follow the safer travel guidance. This includes the rules on wearing face masks and advice on car sharing.
  • People should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the ‘Very High’ alert area.
  • Visits should not be made to a care home except in exceptional circumstances, for example to visit someone who is at the end of their life.

In addition, the following restrictions will also apply in South Yorkshire:

  • Additional closures will include: Betting shops, adult gaming centres, casinos and soft play centres.
  • Gym classes will not be allowed (but gyms will remain open).

Full details on what ‘very high’ category guidelines are can be found on the
Government pages around Covid-19 guidance

Covid-19 Mobile Testing Centre Relocating

The Sheffield Mobile Testing Centre currently based at Olympic Legacy Park is relocating to Milton Street Car Park in Broomhall. The site will be open at its new location from tomorrow, Tuesday 29 September. Access to the centre is both pedestrian and drive-through.

The site operating hours will be 11am-3pm open 7 days a week.  The testing centre is accessible with a pre-booked appointment only. Only arrange a test if you have covid symptoms.

You can arrange for a test by booking via the national portal online nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119. Do not attend the site without an appointment; you will be turned away if you do not have a booking.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you need to arrange a free test:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Testing continues to play a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, we need your help. If you are showing symptoms, however mild, you need to get tested as soon as you can.