On Monday South Yorkshire was placed into Tier 2 on the Government’s coronavirus alert system, which triggered new, tougher restrictions across the region, which are enforceable by law.
You must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any indoor setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble together. This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.
The ban on more than one household mixing indoors also extends to hospitality, leisure and retail settings, so you cannot meet people outside your bubble at the cinema or a shopping centre.
You also cannot meet indoors with people outside of Sheffield, unless exemptions apply, such as childcare for children under 14.
Businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am.
Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through a delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through. Orders must be made remotely.
Existing arrangements for contact between parents and children where the children do not live in the same household as their parents, or one of their parents will remain in place.
Friends and family can also still provide informal childcare for children under 14 – but this must be part of a regular childcare arrangement, and does not permit events such as playdates or birthday parties.
All workers who can work effectively from home should do so over the winter.
Sheffield City Council also advise people not to visit friends or family in care homes, other than in exceptional circumstances. Care homes should restrict visits to these circumstances.
Residents are also asked to avoid the use of public transport when making a journey into, within or out of Sheffield. If you must do so – for work or attending school – you must wear a face covering. People should also avoid sharing a car with those outside their household or support bubble.