Why every house in Sheffield has been sent a letter on coronavirus from city health chief

Sheffield’s public health boss has written a letter to every resident in Sheffield offering advice on how to keep safe.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 2:11 pm

Greg Fell, Sheffield’s Director of Public Health, has detailed the current Covid guidelines in the letter.

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Deliveries started this week and the letter discusses what residents can do to help keep everyone safe.

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Sheffield's public health boss Greg Fell

Mr Fell said: “Lockdown restrictions have been lifted and we’ve all been looking forward to this, but real risks still remain. If we behave in a way that protects ourselves and others, we can really reduce the spread of the virus and avoid any further lockdowns.

“We know this is a worrying and challenging time for everyone, so we have put together some handy hints and useful links to help you continue to do things that help keep you, your family, friends and community or work mates safe.”

He added: “How we all behave is the only way to reduce the spread of the virus. We all need to take responsibility and follow the guidelines to protect ourselves and every single person in Sheffield.

“Continue to keep a safer two metre distance whenever you can, continue to wash your hands regularly or use 70 per cent plus hand gel

“Continue to use face coverings if in crowded indoor public space, if able to do so, and when you can’t keep a safe distance from others.

“By wearing a face covering you may help protect those around you and slow the spread of the virus. Face coverings may help to stop the spread of the virus if you have Covid-19, especially if you don’t have any symptoms.

“Covid-19 loves the 3Cs – you are most at risk in crowded gatherings, confined spaces and close contact. Avoid where possible.”

He said anyone with symptoms should stay at home and self isolate and arrange to be tested.

Mr Fell said anyone contacted as part of the NHS track and trace scheme and informed that they have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19 should stay at home for 14 days and self-isolate.