City of Sanctuary Sheffield have closed their drop-in centre but are maintaining support services by phone and online. The charity is coordinating aid to some of the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers to stay safe during the coronavirus crisis. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Moor Market has shut its doors to the public until further notice to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The market was one of few businesses that had remained opened since the government ordered people to stay home and practice social distancing. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Council has launched a community response helpline to support those most vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus. The local authority says people who need more information or assistance can now seek help by phoning 0114 2734567. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A group of care workers in Sheffield have left their families and moved into a care home for residents with dementia to help protect them from the coronavirus. At Bridgedale House in Ranmoor, nine staff members have volunteered and moved into the care home full-time, reducing the risk of them infecting the vulnerable residents. Sheffield Live spoke to Lynsey Wright, deputy manager at Bridgedale House.
Greg Fell, Director for Public Health Sheffield, speaking to Sheffield Live! has stressed people must follow the government advice and stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. People are asked to work at home where possible and only go out if absolutely necessary. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Hundreds of taxi drivers in Sheffield are currently out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic with many concerned as to what support is available. Government is due to announce a package of measures to help self employed workers who are facing a reduction in work. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Abdi Malik, Secretary of Sheffield Eagles Taxi Association.
Students, their parents and teachers are adjusting to the first week of school closures introduced across the UK to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The government ordered schools to shut their doors to all except the children of key workers, as part of strict new public health measures. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh, spoke to Chris Welch, a teacher at Tupton Hall School, about the impact on teachers, students and parents.
Sheffield’s Citizens Advice have announced it is to move to providing telephone and online advice only due to the spread of the coronavirus. Following government recommendations to avoid all non-essential contact, the charity says it will provide an enhanced phone and digital service to residents who are experiencing difficulties due to Covid-19 or current measures to suppress the spread of the coronavirus. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s renowned music venue, the Leadmill, is auctioning off memorabilia to raise money to keep their venue running during the coronavirus pandemic. The Leadmill told Sheffield Live! items include a custom guitar signed by the Arctic Monkeys and made with wood from the club’s old floor and concert posters signed by Arcade Fire and Biffy Clyro. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Mosques across South Yorkshire have shut their doors to the public until further notice to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Thousands of Muslim worshippers were asked to stay away from Friday prayers and advised to pray at home. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!