Health and NHS Guidance
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New Covid alert levels
On the 12 October the Prime Minister announced how the UK government will further simplify and standardise local rules by introducing a three tiered system of local COVID Alert Levels in England.
More information on local COVID alert levels in England is available, alongside guidance on the restrictions in place which includes information for businesses and venues, and going to work:
What are the restrictions for Sheffield
Sheffield, along with Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham has now moved into the ‘Very High’ alert category. Click here for more information, including details on restrictions.
Government guidance specific to the Tier 3 situation in South Yorkshire is now available here.
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.
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.
The UK government’s online service for booking a Coronavirus test is now 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.
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.