This weekend (at 00:01 am on Saturday 24 October) Sheffield will go into Tier 3 of the COVID-19 level of restrictions. This means the city (and the rest of South Yorkshire) is now at a very high alert level.

Under the new restrictions that were announced on 21 October Sheffield Mencap & Gateway will continue to stay open and running as we have been doing so since August. This includes sticking to all of the social distancing and hygiene measures we have in place, such as the one-way system, temperature checks on arrival, regular hand washing and sanitising, and not coming to Sheffield Mencap & Gateway if you are feeling unwell or have any of the main three symptoms of COVID-19 (a persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste and/or smell).

We will carry on working closely with the City Council and Public Health teams to ensure we are up to date and complying with COVID-19 guidance. If you would like to understand more about the Tier 3 restrictions you can read a statement from the leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore. Click here to read this.

You can also watch a video from Greg Fell who is the Director of Public Health in Sheffield. Click here to watch this.

The main restrictions to be aware of under Tier 3 are:

  • No household mixing indoors or outdoors in hospitality venues or private gardens
  • Rule of six applies in outdoor public space, like parks
  • Pubs and bars not serving meals will be closed, if you go to a pub or bar to eat, you must do so with someone from your household or support bubble
  • Guidance against travelling in and out of the area (you should only do so for work, education, youth services or because of caring responsibilities.)

We are all committed to delivering our services to as many people as we can. If the situation changes, we will update our website and social media channels, so please check them regularly for information.