NHS Test & Trace
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Sheffield City Council have issued this guidance:

 

If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace you will never be asked for your bank details or to pay for a test. Tests are FREE. If you are asked, please do not provide details. More information about what happens if you are contacted by Test and Trace here: http://bit.ly/whathappensTTI

Sharrow kids holiday activities
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Sharrow Covid Testing Centre
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New local testing site in Sharrow
 
Key messages:
  • Sheffield City Council is putting in place an additional three new local testing units to make testing easier and more accessible.
  • A site is opening near you, at Alderson Road Car Park in Sharrow.
  • Having a testing site in your local area does not mean there is more Covid-19 in that area than elsewhere
  • Testing sites have been cleared by the government; it is not dangerous to visit one or to have one in your local area.
  • Local GPs are also aware of this testing site.
  • We are aiming to encourage free testing for people in a household where they have any of the below symptoms: 
    • A high temperature
    • A new, continuous cough
    • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • If you develop symptoms then you must self-isolate immediately for at least 7 days, apart from to get tested. Anyone else in your household must self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms.
  • If you need support when self-isolating you can ring the SCC Community Helpline on 0114 273 4567.  Lines are open 8:45 am to 4:45 pm.


  
How can I get an appointment?
 
People can book free testing online here    (it’s the top result if you google ‘NHS test’)  or call 119 from 7 am till 11 pm for either:
 
  • a drive through test
  • an appointment for a site test
  • or a post to home test
  •  When booking people will be given the option of appointment slots and site details.

     
    What should I expect when I attend a local testing unit?
     
  • The test is free of charge.
  • The swab test takes less than a minute and is pain free.
  • Results from tests taken at test sites are received the next day.
  • Your local GP will also receive a copy of the results.
  • Testing is available for all groups in society, including vulnerable groups and people with disabilities. We are continuously improving the testing service so that testing is accessible to all.
  • Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through testing site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely
  • Book your test online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. Whilst we are able to accommodate un-booked attendance, for reasons of ensuring swab availability and for safety of attendees, we strongly recommend pre-booking.
  • Anyone testing positive for the virus in England will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them track their contacts. This will help people to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission.
Eid Mubarak !
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Wishing our Muslim neighbours 

Eid Mubarak!

 
Recycling tips
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Recycling tips and info

Lockdown and getting out at and about round Nether Edge has got lots of us thinking about recycling, reusing and taking better care of our environment. 

Hurray for everyone doing their bit to pick up litter and also for everyone trying their best to recyle more. Click on the title above for links to lots of advice and info about what facilities are available. We've updated the links this week with links that neighbours have flagged up. (Thanks you x loads !!)

Look out for more  useful suggestions / tips or links in EDGE magazine.......

Honorary Treasurer needed !
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Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group - vacancy

NENG needs a new honorary Treasurer. If you have an interest in accounts, some basic book keeping experience and have a few hours to spare each month, we would love to hear from you. You would be supported by the current book keeper. Please contact nengtreasurer@gmail.com or phone Howard on 07798 801670 if you are interested or want more detail. Thank you. 

Let's clap for keyworkers (28 May)
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Celebrate our Keyworkers  

at 8pm on Thursday 28 May

Let's join together and open doors and windows tonight to clap for all key workers who are keeping us safe and keeping things running. We're applauding everyone including teachers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, refuse workers, cleaners and administrators as well as NHS doctors and nurses.

Eid Mubarak
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Wishing our Muslim neighbours

Eid Mubarak!

 

 

Let's clap for keyworkers (30 April)
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Celebrate our Keyworkers  

at 8pm on Thursday 30 April

Let's join together and open doors and windows tonight to clap for all key workers who are keeping us safe and keeping things running. We're applauding everyone including teachers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, refuse workers, cleaners and administrators as well as NHS doctors and nurses.

Two new online kids activity resources launched
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Yesterday (24 April), Sheffield City Council announced the shared launch of two new brilliant resources to support Sheffield children and young people (aged 0-24) and their families in lockdown.

Create Sheffield and 50 things to do before you’re 5 are available from today and completely free to use.

Create Sheffield’s new website hosts a series of fun, creative adventures for young people, children and their families, brought together by Create Sheffield and their partner arts and cultural organisations from across Sheffield. The launch comes at the end of the week which should have seen the start of the summer school term. The website’s activities have been transformed into #homeadventures to try in lockdown. Participants are encouraged to share what they get up to on each home adventure on social media, and to invent their own #homeadventures to share with others across in the city.

‘50 Things to Do before you’re 5’ is also launching a Sheffield-focused version of their website and app.  This fantastic resource particularly aimed at the under 5s has been funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and special additional material has been put onto the website to help with its use for families in lockdown.

The app offers alternatives to the exciting visits available in Sheffield, with links to museum websites and ideas for home and garden. The 50 Things include activities that are based on research of how children learn. More importantly, they are low/no cost, accessible to every child aged 0 to 5 across the city and are great fun.

Families can get involved and share their adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #50ThingsSheffield #homeadventures

Go online at www.sheffield.50thingstodo.org and www.createsheffield.co.ukand start your adventures today.

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