Friday 12 Febuary 2021
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Concern at increase in working-age Covid infections
While the overall infection rate in Rotherham has fallen again, there is concern that the number of working age people contracting coronavirus in Rotherham is increasing.
The latest data shows that, for the 7 days up 6 February, the rate of infection in in the 20-24 age group was 324.3 per 100,000 and in the 50-54 age group it was 296.7 per 100,000. Both are considerably higher than the average for Rotherham, which stands at 218.9 cases per 100,000 for the same period.
It is vital that everyone who is able to works from home and that employers provide a covid-secure environment for people that do have to attend their workplace.
If you are travelling to work you must not car-share with anyone who is not in your household or support bubble and if you are using public transport, wearing a face covering is compulsory.
Latest update from Rotherham Hospital
New Herringthorpe test site is now open
The former Covid testing site at Forge Island has now moved to Herringthorpe Stadium.
You can now book appointments for this test site through the GOV.UK website or by calling 119. Limited free car parking is available on site.
The Herringthorpe site will be open between 8am-8pm daily. And don’t forget there are three further sites in the borough – the former bus station site at Midland Road in Rotherham, Maltby and Dinnington.
Moving the site from Forge Island will allow for the future development work on the new multi-million-pound cinema and leisure complex to go ahead.
Support available if you’re struggling with bereavement
Free counselling support is available for people in Rotherham who have lost loved ones.
The Council has partnered up with the Listening Ear Bereavement service to provide specialist support to those who have been bereaved during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Be alert to to vaccine fraud
Getting in touch…
During this challenging time please, where possible and appropriate, use our online services rather than calling via telephone. We’re receiving a high level of calls daily and want to ensure we’re able to answer urgent calls regarding vulnerable residents and our front line services.