Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell said:
“The further lifting of lockdown restrictions by the Government does not mean a lift to our local safety measures. Whilst we want people to enjoy themselves we also need to reemphasise the message that we are not over the pandemic yet and we all have a responsibility to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.
“We are urging everyone who is heading out this weekend to observe the social distancing measures in place and for groups to keep to their advised social bubbles.
“We are confident that the general public will be safe as long as we all remain cautious and continue to observe the guidelines. This is essential if we are to prevent outbreaks in the city.
“It’s great news for the local economy that additional businesses are able to re-open from 4 July and we are confident that all the necessary safety measures are in place so cafés, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers can welcome the return of customers, but we must also ask those visiting these places to stick to the guidance.”
Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:
As we begin to get back to the things we love, it’s important that we all work together to make safety our priority and be mindful that the pandemic isn’t over yet.
“As we move forward we must all play our part in keeping the virus under control by following hygiene and safety measures, respecting hospitality staff and staying at home if anyone in the household has symptoms.
” We’re working closely with partners to support businesses, employees and visitors to ensure that everyone feels safe as our city reopens and the new phase of COVID-19 lockdown begins.”
Sheffield City Council is reminding residents to continue to follow Public Health guidance and respect the safety measures in place at pubs, restaurants and hairdressers around the city.
As the lockdown eases and more businesses are able to reopen their doors, it’s important that everyone follows the guidance in place to ensure you enjoy yourself safely. Please continue to observe social distancing measures, frequently use hand sanitiser and wear a face covering as appropriate.
If you’re going out, please plan your visit. Things may look and feel different from the last time you visited, and you may experience queues to register your contact details at venues for track and trace or additional waiting times for table service. Many venues are asking customers to book ahead, so please take this into consideration in line with the new guidance about meeting in groups.
A new campaign to support reopening and give confidence to residents is up and running in Sheffield: Make Yourself at Home, Sheffield