covid-19 Tag

There will be no changes to the current tier system of restrictions across Yorkshire to control the spread of Covid-19. The news was confirmed today (17 December) at a briefing held by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. It means despite calls from civic leaders to look again at...

Sheffield City Council is launching a new business grant scheme to support businesses who have been affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions. Following the national lockdown which began on 5 November, Sheffield City Region and the four local authorities have been allocated £33m to support businesses whose trading has been impacted...

Sheffield music royalty Jarvis Cocker is set to revive his Domestic Disco this weekend as the UK ambles through its second national lockdown. Back in April, the Pulp frontman and, more recently, tea and jigsaw salesman, blasted tunes from his living room on Saturday nights, in a bid to entertain...

The UK’s Festival of Social Science returns to the University of Sheffield this November to help us explore new perspectives on our future and reorganise our ways of living following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The free, week-long national festival, run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),...

The application page for lockdown business support grants, which are now available for businesses that have been required to close due to new national lockdown restrictions, is now live here. The scheme provides businesses grants of £1334, £2000 or £3000 every four weeks whilst the restrictions are in place and...

Sheffield’s parks and green spaces are set to remain open during the next four weeks of national lockdown, but with some facilities closed in line with Government guidance. The city’s abundance of green spaces will once again be more important than ever to people during the lockdown period and...

England will enter a full lockdown on Thursday 5 November, if approved by MPs tomorrow (Wednesday 4 November.) The measures will be introduced at 00:01 GMT on Thursday and remain in place until Wednesday 2 December. Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council said: “This is a difficult situation for us all...

Following the Government’s announcement of a second national lockdown on Saturday many Sheffield businesses and venues will be forced to close under the new restrictions. The new measures come into effect from Thursday 5th November and the businesses affected include: All non-essential retail, including, but not limited...