As of September 2020, Sheffield is an area of concern and is on the Government watch list.  

We’re managing local outbreaks by:

  • monitoring the spread of coronavirus using national and local data
  • helping workplaces and high-risk settings to develop specific outbreak management plans
  • working with Public Health England and other public agencies to put targeted control measures in place
  • training the wider council and third sector workforce to help manage outbreaks, prevent infections and trace contacts
  • raising awareness of targeted local interventions or restrictions that may be introduced to manage outbreaks

The Sheffield Local Outbreak Control Plan puts in place measures to contain any Covid-19 outbreak in the city. It is overseen by the Covid-19 Prevention and Management Board.

Test and trace

We track local outbreaks by testing and tracing coronavirus.  It confirms new cases and identifies people who may be at risk. We’re supporting testing and tracing by:

  • raising awareness of coronavirus symptoms
  • encouraging anyone with symptoms to get tested and self-isolate
  • opening mobile, drive-in and walk-in testing sites  
  • promoting the importance of the NHS Test and Trace service
  • having local test and trace that works with the national service

How you can play your part

To help control the spread of coronavirus and to help protect yourself, your families, your friends and communities, please play you part:

  • work safely from home if you can, or in a workplace that follows COVID-19 secure guidelines
  • follow the rules on social distancing
  • wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
  • wear a face covering in any enclosed spaces
  • keep your distance and avoid being face-to-face with people if they’re outside your household or support bubble
  • keep indoor spaces well ventilated
  • follow the advice when at work or in business or in public places such as shops, bars or restaurants
  • get a test and self-isolate if you, or anyone in your household, has symptoms (NHS link for symptoms)
  • follow the rule of 6 when meeting with people you don’t live with
  • keep up to date with the latest Government information and guidelines

Contact Customer Services

1 Union Street
Howden House
Sheffield
S1 2SH

Mon to Fri, 8:45am to 4:45pm.