Live Blog: Latest Sheffield news as face mask rules to combat Omicron Covid variant take effect

Updates from The Star team as the new rules on face masks come into effect to curb the rise of the Omicron Covid variant.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 9:49 am

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The latest Sheffield news as rules on wearing face masks come into force to combat the spread of the Omicron Covid variant (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Live Blog: Latest Sheffield news as face mask rules to combat Omicron Covid variant take effect

Last updated: Tuesday, 30 November, 2021, 16:55

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Armed police on patrol at Sheffield Christmas market on Fargate

Armed police on patrol in Fargate today

Police have been out on armed patrols in some of Sheffield’s most prominent shopping areas.

Sheffield Covid: People urged to reduce social contacts in lead up to Christmas as Omicron cases grow

People have been urged to not socialise unnecessarily in the lead up to Christmas, as concerns grow about the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

Sheffield seeing an ‘unprecedented demand’ for social care services

Sheffield is struggling with an unprecedented demand for social care with services working at full capacity, says a council chief.

Sheffield mum and little girl campaign for a 20mph speed limit in Park Hill and Norfolk Park

Nadine Fisher and daughter Matilda handed a petition in to full council asking for 20mph speed limits at Park Hill and Norfolk Park

A Sheffield mum and her young daughter presented a petition to councillors calling for a 20mph speed limit in their neighbourhood.

Plans revealed to build new Lidl in South Yorkshire

Plans have been revealed for a new Lidl.

Plans for a new Lidl supermarket at Hoyland are set to be submitted to Barnsley Council.

Booster jabs Sheffield: how many people have had extra Covid vaccine dose amid Omicron variant fears

People are being urged to get their Covid vaccine booster jabs as concern grows over the impact of the new Omicron variant, but how many people in Sheffield have already had theirs? (Photo by Andy Stenning - Pool/Getty Images)

People in Sheffield are being urged to get their Covid vaccine booster jab to help curb the spread of the new Omicron variant.

Black Lives Matter: Sheffield Council will not change racist street names or any statues following review

Sheffield Council said it will not change any racist street names, monuments or collections following a consultation on a review.

Sheffield woman and husband deny imprisoning her son in attic after he was found fighting for life

Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, has heard how a woman and her husband have denied falsely imprisoning her son in an attic room in Sheffield and neglecting him after he was found underweight, dehydrated and severely ill.

A woman and her husband have denied falsely imprisoning and neglecting her vulnerable son after he was found so severely underweight and dehydrated that his life had hung in the balance.

Domestic violence: perpetrators to be offered help to change in Sheffield scheme

STOCK: Domestic violence illustraion. A new programme is being rolled out across South Yorkshire to help cut dometic violence

Perpetrators of domestic violence are to be offered help changing their behaviour under a new programme being rolled out across Sheffield.

Bin collections Sheffield: Veolia issues advice to householders after snow and ice disruption

Veolia has issued advice to householders in Sheffield after bin collections were disrupted due to snow and ice

Sheffield Council’s waste contractor Veolia has issued an update to residents after bin collections were disrupted due to snow and ice.

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