Level three – the virus is in general circulation – social distancing relaxed
The UK has secured early access to 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccine candidates.. Published 20 July 2020
New plans to ensure pubs, restaurants and cafes offer both smoking and non-smoking outdoor options. Published 19 July 2020
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about plans to make face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020. Published 14 July 2020
I would once again like to say thank you to the people of Rotherham for all your efforts in helping to contain the spread of coronavirus infection.
Intelligence-led Covid-19 testing
More than 10,000 Rotherham residents have come forward to get tested for Covid-19 since new temporary drive-through testing centres were set-up in the Borough.
Thank you to everyone for this phenomenal response.
Rotherham Council has made the difficult decision to postpone the re-opening of Rotherham Civic Theatre until Spring 2021, but is reassuring staff and visitors that the theatre’s doors will reopen again, once the Coronavirus pandemic is over.
Barnsley Council is standing by their promise to be more proactive than ever in taking measures to combat the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19). They are providing an initial 25,000 reusable face coverings free of charge for Barnsley residents as part of the ‘Be a Barnsley Superstar’ campaign which launched at the beginning of June.
We’ve had some good news this week in terms of the continued decrease in positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that we have been given a boost to our local testing capacity.
Message from Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council and Chair of the Barnsley Outbreak Control Engagement Board
Despite the reductions in Barnsley, the rates we are seeing here and in areas across South Yorkshire are still higher than most other areas in the country, so we want to be more proactive than ever in taking measures to combat the transmission of this virus.