COVID-19 Update

You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace.

Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you’re an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees’ Statutory Sick Pay related to COVID-19.

Prove your coronavirus (COVID-19) status to work at venues or events operating COVID-19 status checks

Guidance on proving your coronavirus (COVID-19) status if you work at venues or events, and where this is advised.

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ROTHERHAM COUNCIL

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Local hospitality and leisure businesses can now apply for grants up to £6,000

Hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in Rotherham are now able to apply for the Government’s Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant which could offer them up to £6,000 in support grant.

BARNSLEY COUNCIL

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Message from Julia Burrows, Barnsley Director of Public Health – Friday 21 January 2022

This week the Prime Minister announced that Covid restrictions in England will be eased from next Thursday, 27 January.

While many people will welcome this next stage of moving on, we do still have high numbers of people being diagnosed with COVID-19 in Barnsley every day, even though rates are now falling. The latest case rates for the seven-day period ending 15 January are 1,231 per 100,000 population, which equates to over 3,000 new cases in a week.