The NHS in Sheffield and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
Cases of COVID-19 are still circulating at a high level and a lot of people are being re-infected. There are people that are ill enough with the virus to be hospitalised.
Therefore, it is important that people continue to follow good infection prevention measures:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Although it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask or covering, doing so can reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
The best protection against the virus is still the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are still people in the high-risk categories that haven’t had their vaccines yet. It’s not too late to be vaccinated.
You can find a walk-in vaccination clinic in Sheffield or book online here.
For further information you can also visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus