Friday 6 August 2021
Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are providing regular email updates to let you know about the latest information we have on local and national measures to contain the virus, any changes to local services and support that’s available.
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Further information is available from www.rotherham.gov.uk/coronavirus
VIDEO: Behind the scenes at a local vaccination centre
We took a peak behind the scenes at the Covid Vaccination centre based at Rotherham Leisure Complex and chatted to staff and volunteers about how it was going and what visitors can expect.
You can view the video on our You Tube Channel.
If you haven’t had both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine yet, or if you know someone who hasn’t, you can get more information on how to book on Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website.
The NHS and its partners are working hard to deliver vaccines to all in adults in Rotherham across our vaccination sites.
Second dose vaccination appointments are currently being booked at around 8 weeks after the first dose.
Make a Covid vaccination your goal!
If you’re yet to have your first or second Covid vaccination, Rotherham United are inviting people to get their jab before the first home match of the season on Saturday 7 August (open from 11am) – with the bonus a free ticket to the game for those that do!
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are giving away the tickets for the Millers first match of the season, against Plymouth Argyle (kick-off 3pm).
Other Grab a Jab sessions are being held in Rotherham this weekend:
Saturday 7 August
Sunday 8 August
No need to book – just turn up! Keep up-to-date with news on vaccinations and future grab-a-jab events on the NHS Rotherham CCG Facebook page.
Covid infections remain above national average
Covid infection rates in Rotherham have continued to fall over the last seven days, from 454.7 cases per 100,000 people last week to 362.3 cases per 100,000 this week. That equates to a reduction in new cases in the last seven days from 1,205 to 960.
The trend is definitely heading in the right direction but it’s also important to note that rates are not falling as far or as fast as they are elsewhere in the country and are still high.
Rotherham now has the 31st highest infection rate out of 314 local authority areas in England.
Please continue to take precautions to protect yourself and your family. If you’re having visitors this weekend, keep your home well ventilated and wash your hands frequently and wear a face covering if you’re out and about in crowded places, especially indoors.
Covid latest from Rotherham Hospital
Tested positive for Covid? Here’s what to do
Keep on testing through the summer break
Although all schools now closed for the summer, it’s still really important that you and your children stay safe from COVID-19.
Regular testing using a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) is still advised. There are details of how you can get free Later Flow Devices on our website.
Remember to report your result online, even it is negative.
If you or your child start developing symptoms of COVID-19, you must get a test straight away and stay at home. You will need to order a PCR test from the GOV.UK website or book an appointment at one of the local test sites to get your test.
We know it can be difficult to keep the kids entertained, but it is important that you stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days. This means that you must not go to the shops, go to the park, or allow your child to attend any summer school activities.
Support is available through the Rotherham Community Hub if you need help with prescription collections or need any advice about financial support. You can click here to fill in the online form or call 01709 807319 to talk to one of our friendly team members.
Keeping children entertained during isolation
There are some great local resources available to keep children entertained this Summer – whether they are isolating or not!
To get advice and support about mental health for children, visit the Every Mind Matters website.
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.