Health and NHS Guidance
Stay at Home | Protect the NHS | Save Lives
What are the restrictions for Sheffield
Staying alert and safe
This guidance explains the measures that will help you to stay alert and stay as safe as possible as we continue to respond to the challenges of coronavirus.
The UK government’s online service for booking a Coronavirus test is live. Click here for guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
In order to encourage more people to get tested for us to combat the spread of the virus in our city, Sheffield City Council have been making testing easier and more accessible for people to get a test.
Tests for people who cannot work from home
If you cannot work from home, you can get tested twice a week at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), Coleridge Road, Sheffield S9 5DA, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
You need to book an appointment first.
FREE Rapid Workplace Testing
Protect your staff, customers and visitors by registering your workplace for the Government’s FREE COVID-19 rapid testing kits. Businesses of all sizes can register, including those closed due to lockdown restrictions. Free tests will be provided until the end of June. You must register by 11:59pm on 12 April 2021- www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavirus-tests
Test and Trace
The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on 28 May. The new guidance means that those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. Take a look at the NHS test and trace workplace guidance.
The NHS Test and Trace service:
- provides testing for anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus to find out if they have the virus
- gets in touch with anyone who has had a positive test result to help them share information about any close recent contacts they have had
- alerts those contacts, where necessary, and notifies them they need to self-isolate to help stop the spread of the virus
NHS Test and Trace App
The NHS Covid-19 app is now live and available for download. Via the app, customers and visitors in England are able to check-in on entry with their phone instead of filling out a check-in book or tool specific to a business. This allows NHS Test and Trace to contact customers with public health advice should there be a Coronavirus outbreak.
Businesses who are already using their own QR system are being encouraged to switch to the NHS Test and Trace QR code.
When someone enters a venue and scans an official QR poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. This information will stay on a user’s phone for 21 days and if during that time a Coronavirus outbreak is identified at a location, the venue ID in question will be sent to all devices. The device will check if users have been at that location and if the app finds a match, users may get an alert with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.
Self-isolating is the most important thing you can do as it stops you passing Coronavirus (COVID-19) to others. What you do today will make a difference. This pack, produced by Sheffield City Council, contains information about financial payments you may be able to claim, and other support available to help you self-isolate.
Westfield Health - Latest help and resources
Westfield Health remain committed to supporting members and their people during this challenging period and are working hard to create resources to help.
Their Wellbeing Toolkit includes Coping with change, Sleep and rest, Breathing techniques for relaxation, and Healthy eating. Click here for more information and to access their latest factsheets.
Mental Health Advice and Support
Click Here for more information while self-isolating or working from home from Mind.