COVID-19 Update

LATEST NEWS FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT

Kickstart moves up a gear with over 120,000 jobs created so far and government making it even simpler for employers to join

More than 120,000 jobs for 16 to 24 year olds have now been created through the government’s flagship Kickstart Scheme, as ministers have urged more employers to get involved.

More employers sign up to rapid testing to protect workforce

Dozens of public and private sector employers are now offering rapid testing to those without symptoms.

Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance on the new variant of COVID-19 in the UK

Government Chief Science Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance comments on the new variant of COVID-19.

LATEST PRESS CONFERENCES FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT

ROTHERHAM COUNCIL

LATEST NEWS FROM ROTHERHAM COUNCIL

We want your views on Council spending

Rotherham Council is asking local residents and businesses for their views on how it should prioritise its spending over the next 12 months.

Statement from Cllr Chris Read about the National Lockdown

Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, said: “We are now in a situation where we are in a national lockdown – the third of this coronavirus pandemic.

Rotherham’s streets set to host brass bands, bhangra dancers and more…

Look out for circus troops, brass bands, bhangra dancers and more popping up in a street near you this month.

Rotherham Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read, has responded to the announcement

BARNSLEY COUNCIL

LATEST NEWS FROM BARNSLEY COUNCIL

Message from Julia Burrows, Barnsley Director of Public Health – 22 January 2021

The most recent seven-day rate of new COVID-19 infections in Barnsley is: 238.2 per 100,000 people in the population (using data for the 7 days ending on 16 January 2021). We have seen this figure stall at what is still an alarmingly high rate. It means around 80 people a day are testing positive with the virus across Barnsley.

Local tradespeople invited to deliver energy efficiency improvements across the region

Following the success of the Better Homes Barnsley scheme, Barnsley Council is seeking tradespeople to register their interest in working with them to deliver energy efficiency measures to support improvements of private sector housing stock across the borough.

Over £57M provided to Barnsley businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic began

Barnsley Council has dedicated extensive financial aid to both residents and businesses across the borough to support them to remain economically stable throughout coronavirus pandemic.