‘Long and difficult autumn’: Health chief’s grim warning as Sheffield put in Tier 2 lockdown

Sheffield’s Director of Public Health has warned of a ‘long and difficult autumn’ as the city gears up to new coronavirus restrictions to be imposed for tomorrow.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 8:08 am

Greg Fell tweeted his warning about the ‘long and difficult autumn’ last night after Sheffield was placed in Tier 2 of the government’s new lockdown restrictions.

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From tomorrow people across South Yorkshire will be banned from mixing indoors with anyone not in their household.

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Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

But they can mix outside in groups of six or less as long as social distancing rules are applied.

Residents from different households are not allowed to mix in pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Following the announcement, Mr Fell tweeted: “Today I had a wobble.

“An ex-boss for whom I have huge respect said some lovely things to me. That settled my nerves.

“It will be a long and difficult autumn.”

Yesterday it was revealed that 90 patients with Covid-19 were being treated in Sheffield hospitals.

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