COVID-19 Update

Level four – the virus is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially – social distancing continues

LATEST NEWS FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT

Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions

The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions, the Chancellor announced today, 9 October.

Largest testing study for coronavirus publishes latest findings

Findings show 1 in 170 people in England had the virus between 18 September and 5 October, with 45,000 new infections every day.

Coronavirus update on testing and treatments

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock updated Parliament on the government’s response to coronavirus.

LATEST PRESS CONFERENCES FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT

ROTHERHAM COUNCIL

LATEST NEWS FROM ROTHERHAM COUNCIL

Rotherham named as an area of concern as COVID rates rise in the borough

Rotherham is today named as “an area of concern” on the Government’s COVID watchlist.

Older residents are urged to prepare for winter on the International Day of Older Persons

Rotherham Council and Age UK Rotherham have today (Thursday 1 October), International Day of Older Persons, launched a new campaign to support older people to stay safe and healthy this winter.

Government payment scheme available for families self-isolating in Rotherham

Workers who have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service will be able to apply for the Government’s Test and Trace Support Payment scheme through Rotherham Council’s website.

BARNSLEY COUNCIL

LATEST NEWS FROM BARNSLEY COUNCIL

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – Thursday 8 October 2020

We’re sharing this data as we want to be as open and transparent as possible and know that many of you are concerned about the recent rise in the number of positive cases in the past couple of weeks.

We have put together this round-up of information, which we hope to update on a weekly basis.

Test and trace support payment scheme open for residents

From Monday 28 September, people in England are required by law to self-isolate if they test positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace service.

Ground-breaking ceremony welcomes next phases of Gateway 36 development

A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of work on the next phases of Harworth Group’s Gateway 36 development was held on Friday 2 October.