Covid cases across Sheffield do still remain high at 451 cases per 100,000 as of yesterday (29 July). But it’s pleasing that this is down by 21.5% on last week figures.
I firmly believe that our way out of this pandemic is to protect as many people as possible and that means having your vaccination. More than 77% of over 18s have now had their first vaccination and 61% have had their second. These are phenomenal figures and Sheffield is doing better than the other Core Cities.
But we must not let this progress and good work go to waste. I urge everyone who hasn’t booked to have their vaccination as yet, to do so. By doing this, you’re not only protecting yourselves but also others. Continue to wear your masks in crowded places, supermarkets and on public transport and continue to wash your hands regularly.
No one wants to see a return to another lockdown, that’s why we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and others.