Coronavirus latest information for our area
South Yorkshire is now in 'Tier 3'
From 24 October, South Yorkshire is in local COVID alert level: very high.
This is not a decision that was taken lightly, but it is right that we take action to protect our families, our communities and the NHS so that we reduce the spread of the virus.
To support us the Government and local leaders have agreed on a course of action and a support package worth £41 million. This will help us boost local public health protection measures, including Test and Trace, and provide support for jobs and businesses that will be affected by new restrictions.
These restrictions will be reviewed after 28 days. The fewer interactions we each have with other the greater the chance we will be able to exit these restrictions.
I therefore urge everyone across Penistone, Stocksbridge, Chapeltown, Eccelsfield, High Green, Dodworth and our villages to follow the rules on household mixing, maintaining social distancing, and adopting great hand hygiene.
Affected local areas
The following locations are covered by Tier 3 measures:
Tier 3 guidance
- Meeting with family and friends
- Visiting other venues, including restaurants, pubs and places of worship
- Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus
- Business and venues
- Going to work
- Going to school, college and university
- Visiting relatives in care homes
- Weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals
- Sport and physical activity
- Moving home
- Financial support
Business and venues
In addition to the baseline guidance for very high areas, the following businesses will not be allowed to open in South Yorkshire:
- adult gaming centres
- betting shops
- soft play centres and areas
Indoor classes in gyms and sports facilities should not take place. Gyms and leisure centres can remain open more generally.
Follow the guidance
- hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
- face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
- space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)
Volunteering and offering help
- how to volunteer
- join a vaccine research study
- join a genetic study if you tested positive for coronavirus
- donate blood plasma if you have tested positive for coronavirus
- how to help others safely
- guidance for unpaid carers
- help to increase coronavirus testing capacity
All the latest Government advice can be found here