Covid-19 update

New key message: Reduce the Risk As of Saturday 24 October Rotherham and other areas in South Yorkshire are in the Very High local Covid alert level.

 

New key message: Reduce the Risk

As of Saturday 24 October Rotherham and other areas in South Yorkshire are in the Very High local Covid alert level. This means the following restrictions are in effect:

  • You 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 can meet in groups no larger than six in public parks and at beaches, providing you remain socially distanced. However, you must not meet with people outside of your household or support bubble in a private garden.
  • Pubs and bars will be closed unless they are serving 'substantial' meals. You will only be served alcohol whilst eating.
  • Office workers who can work from home should do so.
  • It is advised to avoid travel where possible, in or out of the region, except for essential journeys such as school, college and work.
  • The following restrictions on premises are also in place in South Yorkshire:
    • Soft play centres, betting shops, casinos and amusement arcades are to close.
    • leisure centres and gyms can remain open. Covid-safe classes can take place.

With the change in restrictions, the Council's key message has been updated to Reduce the Risk, to support our primary aim of protecting vulnerable lives and key frontline workers.

Key behaviours

The most important messages we need to share to Reduce the Risk of Covid-19 in Rotherham is to continue to follow the guidelines: We all have a part to play and these are the things we need to keep doing:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Don't mix with people from people outside your household or support bubble
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
  • If you cannot social-distance in enclosed public places like shops and on public transport, please wear a face covering
  • Face coverings should be worn on all public transport, in hospitals and in shops; please try and get into the habit of taking a face covering with you and wearing it now. Remember, the face covering should cover your nose and mouth, and please wash your hands before putting it on and after removing it.

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