Press release: Local COVID alert level update for South Yorkshire

first_img Barnsley Doncaster Rotherham the City of Sheffield people must not socialise with anybody they do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting or in any private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events people must not socialise in a group of more than 6 in an outdoor public space such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venue all pubs and bars must close, unless they are serving substantial meals people should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level or entering a very high alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the very high alert area I would like to thank the Mayor of the Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis and the leaders of the local councils of South Yorkshire for the constructive discussions we have had about how to get the virus under control in the region. Given rates are amongst the highest in the country I am pleased that we were able to reach an agreement that ensures swift action is taken in accordance with the public health advice. I fully recognise the huge impact this will have on communities in the area and the sacrifices people will be making. That’s why we have agreed an extensive package of support for local people, businesses and councils. The restrictions we have agreed together will only be in place for as long as they are absolutely necessary. They will be reviewed jointly in 28 days’ time. The government is totally committed to working with local leaders as we tackle this challenge, for the benefit of all the people of South Yorkshire. I’m very grateful to the local leadership in South Yorkshire who have worked together closely, cross party, on the need for additional measures to protect lives and livelihoods. A failure to act now would only lead to tougher and longer lasting restrictions later. I understand the sacrifice people in South Yorkshire have already made and the enormous impact further measures will have on people’s lives. That is why we are also providing support to businesses and contact tracing activity across South Yorkshire. Now is the time for us all to work together to get this virus under control. The rate of COVID-19 infections is rising rapidly across the UK.The case rate in England stood at 169 people per 100,000 from 9 October to 15 October, up from 100 people per 100,000 for the week 25 September to 1 October. Cases are not evenly spread, with infection rates rising more rapidly in some areas than others.In South Yorkshire rates are among the highest in the country and continuing to rise rapidly with case rates ranging from 285 people per 100,000 in Doncaster up to 402 people per 100,000 in Sheffield.Although originally focused on the younger population, we are seeing rises in the older population now as well. In order to reduce these numbers and ensure that the NHS isn’t overwhelmed and has capacity to treat other conditions we need to act now.To support the local authority during this period, the government will be providing a financial support package. In addition to the £ 1 billion of funding the Prime Minister set out on Monday 12 October. This includes additional funding of £11.2 million for local enforcement and contact tracing activity.Additional financial support will also be provided for local companies – recognising the additional strain these measures will place on businesses.Local COVID alert level very high will take effect across all parts of South Yorkshire. It will cover: Following close discussions with local leaders, South Yorkshire will move from local COVID alert level high to very high from 00.01 on Saturday 24 October. This means that new measures will come into place including: Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: Sheffield: 402 Barnsley: 367 Rotherham: 341 Doncaster: 285 In addition, following discussions with local leaders it was agreed that from 00.01 on Saturday 24 October additional closures will include: Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick said: All available data for the areas that will move to local COVID alert level very high at 00.01 on Saturday 24 October have been assessed by the government, including the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace including the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), Public Health England (PHE), the Chief Medical Officer and the Cabinet Office. Data assessed includes incidence, test positivity and the growth rate of the virus.It is essential that these outbreaks are contained to protect lives and our NHS, and prevent greater economic damage in the future. We face a new challenge as we head into the winter, and we know that even mild cases of COVID-19 can have devastating consequences for people in all age groups, along with the risk of Long COVID.Our strategy is to suppress the virus while supporting the economy, education and the NHS, until an effective vaccine is widely available. Local action is at the centre of our response, and engagement with local authorities is, and will continue to be, a key part of this process.Background informationThe 7-day case rates per 100,000 for South Yorkshire are as follows: betting shops adult gaming centres casinos soft play centres On 12 October, the government introduced a new, simplified framework for local interventions based around 3 new local COVID alert levels.The postcode checker shows which alert level applies in each area.The NHS COVID-19 app will also direct people to this information.We have provided £3.7 billion of funding to local authorities in England to respond to pressures in all their services.The Prime Minister also announced on Monday 12 October additional COVID funding of around £1billion which will provide Local Authorities with additional money to protect vital services. The Government will set out further information in due course on how this new funding will be allocated.See guidance on each local COVID alert level.Throughout the pandemic, the government has listened carefully to the views of the scientific community, in particular the information from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and its sub-groups when taking decisions on the best way to tackle the pandemic.last_img read more

With a rainforest backdrop, this large family retreat is tipped to draw plenty of attention

first_imgMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago51 Red Peak Boulevard, Caravonica.The home features polished timber flooring and extensive use of floor-to-ceiling windows, a lavish master bedroom suite with enormous separate walk-in robe and ensuite, and wraparound timber decking on the upper level, which can be easily accessed from every room.The modern entertainer’s kitchen comes complete with Miele appliances and enormous Caesarstone island bench.“There’s also a fully self-contained, separate living area downstairs,” says Mr Oberdan.“It’s perfect for families who have frequent visitors from out-of-town,” he says. 51 Red Peak Boulevard, Caravonica.Other features of the property include a sizeable wine cellar, cyclone bunker, sparkling in-ground pool with water feature, double garage with side access for additional cars, the boat or caravan, intercom, monitored alarm and airconditioning throughout.Nestled at the base of Red Peak Mountain on the Macalister Ranges, the home offers residents all the comforts of suburban living with a backdrop to World Heritage-listed rainforest and Far North Queensland’s cane fields.The home has the convenience of a central location and is a short drive to the Cairns CBD, Cairns Airport, James Cook University, numerous local private and state schools, Smithfield Shopping Centre and the stunning northern beach coastline of Cairns. 51 Red Peak Boulevard, Caravonica. Cairns Post Real Estate 30/06/18SET in the prestigious Red Peak Forest Estate against a unique rainforest backdrop, this five-bedroom family retreat embraces its surrounds with a simplistic yet elegant architectural design.Sprawled across two levels, 51 Red Peak Blvd has a clever, open-plan layout with multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, offering large families a range of living options.With the inclusion of essential tropical living requirements, including abundant spaces filled with prevailing cool mountain breezes and drenched in natural light, the multi-award winning home offers the perfect balance of style, comfort and contemporary living.Joe Oberdan moved into the property – his “dream home” – with his wife and three children soon after it was completed in 2008. 51 Red Peak Boulevard, Caravonica.“It’s quite an amazing setting there,” he says.“You see all these butterflies and native birds flying around.“The children absolutely loved living there. It’s a really beautiful place.” 51 Red Peak Boulevard, Caravonica.Combine this with the beauty of tranquil rainforest-covered mountain surroundings, panoramic ocean views, cascading waterfalls, leafy hiking trails and a lake, and you have discovered one of Cairns’ best kept secrets.Mr Oberdan says while he and his family have thoroughly enjoyed the past 10 years at, the time has come to move on to the next chapter.“We have really loved living there, but it’s just one of those sad things – we’ve moved interstate now and we’re moving on.”last_img read more

Anelka reveals why he rejected chance to join Liverpool

first_imgFormer French striker, Nicholas Anelka, has revealed his decision not to sign for Liverpool permanently. Anelka impressed fans when arriving on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in December 2001, scoring five goals in 22 games for the rest of that season. But the Frenchman did not stay, despite many fans assuming he would sign permanently in the summer. Explaining the decision, Anelka told the Liverpool Echo: “This is my biggest regret as well [not signing permanently] because I knew it was the perfect match. Everything was perfect! I loved everything about the club. “I had an amazing relationship with the fans. I loved them and I think it was reciprocal. “Looking back, I am proud to have worn the jersey of this legendary club and to have known this stadium and these amazing fans.” He laid the blame on the foot of then manager Gerard Houllier, saying: “It’s simple: it didn’t happen because Gerard Houllier wanted to pay a lower salary. It’s acceptable but you have to say it.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Things Women Found Really Attractive In The 60’sMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universecenter_img “I wanted to sign from the first minute. Of course a permanent move was discussed from the first day I joined the club. “If you look at the first time they introduced me in the press conference, I said if I could sign now, I would but Gerard Houllier wanted a loan because he was not sure. “In the middle of March, we were in negotiations to sign. PSG shareholder Alain Cayzac said to me Gerard told him that Liverpool would sign me. “Later on Gerard told me face to face he’d sign me permanently. read also:Anelka names Wenger, Allardyce as best managers “In the middle of April we reached an agreement about the salary, which had stalled things a little, but I was expecting to sign my contract when the league was over but there was no news from PSG and no news from Liverpool. “I heard on the news that Gerard Houllier was after another player so that’s how I knew they were not going to sign me!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Lakers’ Nick Young nursing frustrations with injury, ESPN anchor making fun of Iggy Azalea

first_imgYoung answered Flores on Twitter: “I’m pretty sure we’re going to run into each other soon. (Your) job is to talk about sports, not what me and my chick got going on. Young joked on Tuesday, “I might pour some water or Gatorade on him like we won the championship.”Flores provided more punchlines. “If you look at his numbers, there is a 70 percent chance that if he takes a shot at me, he’s going to miss,” Flores said on ESPN Radio.“What time does he come on TV?” Young retorted. “He probably said it because he needed to get some ratings. It came on at like 12 in the morning.”As for his injury, Young told the Los Angeles News Group he will return when the Lakers host Dallas on Sunday at Staples Center. Both Lakers coach Byron Scott and Young reported he has not advanced to running drills because of continued swelling. Coaching carouselScott expressed sympathy for Brian Shaw’s firing on Tuesday after compiling a 56-85 record through 1 1/2 seasons with the Nuggets. “The biggest challenge is to get ownership and management to understand that it takes time,” said Scott, who has been fired from New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland. “You have to get the type of guys in there that fit your system. It doesn’t happen in a year, year and a half.”Shaw played for the Lakers (1999-2003) and served as a Lakers assistant (2005-2011). Meanwhile, former Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni could become a candidate for Denver’s coaching vacancy. “I don’t think he’s aggressively looking,” said Hornets coach Steve Clifford, who was one of D’Antoni’s assistants with the Lakers in 2012-13. “If the right situation came up, he would definitely coach.” Seeking approvalThe Lakers will apply for a hardship exception after Ronnie Price missed the past four games because of a season-ending right elbow injury. If granted, the Lakers could add a 16th player to their roster, either from the Development League or through free agency. But they are unlikely to add any players, according to an NBA source. Charlotte, N.C. >> What he hoped would become a romantic February has morphed into a tumultuous month.Nick Young’s frustrations went beyond sitting out of the Lakers’ 104-103 loss on Tuesday against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena, his fourth consecutive contest missed because of a swollen left knee. Or Young’s 9.9 points per game average on 32.4 percent shooting through nine games in February. The Lakers’ forward also disliked ESPN anchor Robert Flores making fun of rapper Iggy Azalea, Young’s girlfriend. “We learned that, according to the Lakers’ Nick Young, a dolphin recently tried to kill him,” Flores said on ESPN. “So, Nick, while dolphins are trying to kill you, your girlfriend is trying to kill hip-hop. Let’s call it even, OK?”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more