Sheffield council issue update on vaccination appointments as Storm Christoph hits UK

People due to get their Covid jabs in Sheffield this week are urged to try and attend their appointments despite bad weather as the city braces for Storm Cristoph.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 11:23 am

Sheffield City Council say vaccination centres are still open and are advising people to keep their appointments- unless the weather means it's unsafe to travel.

The authority tweeted: “Vaccination and testing centres are still open and are classed as essential travel. Please attend where it is safe for you to do so.

"With rain expected throughout the day and into tomorrow, we are continuing to monitor river levels & respond to any reports of localised flooding.”

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Although there have been no major reports of widespread flooding across the city so far, an amber-level weather warning for heavy rain from the Met Office remains in place until mid Thursday.

The storm will bring severe cold weather with icy conditions and we could see some heavy snow, the Met Office warns.

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