Coronavirus Sheffield live blog: Support our independents!
Whether you’re self-isolating, recovering or simply need some bits and bobs, Sheffield’s independents are here to help you. In supporting the below businesses, you could be saving not just a business, but a person’s livelihood too.
FOOD AND DRINK
What: The brand new food delivery app from Sheffield’s City Taxis provides a fairer service and keeps money firmly within the local economy.
Offer: CityGrab delivers food direct to your door from some of your favourite Sheffield spots. A full list of food traders delivering via the app is available here.
More info: citygrab.co.uk
What: One of Abbeydale Road’s newbies, Two Thirds is a cosy craft beer spot on one of the city’s most bustling drinking spots.
Offer: All of Two Thirds’ 16 keg and cask lines will be available to take away, as well as a new beer delivery service to be launched in the coming days.
More info: facebook.com/twothirdsbeerco
What: The Abbeydale Road craft beer specialists has one of the finest collections of worldwide booze in the city.
Offer: Still open for business and are offering take out and growler refills as things stand.
More info: facebook.com/Turners-Craft-Beer-Bottle-Shop
BARROWBOY AND DECKARDS
What: Abbeydale Road’s premier bao spot, the ales aren’t bad either!
Offer: Barrowboy and Deckards will be working together to provide a take out ”beer and bao” service, with more details to be announced shortly.
More info: facebook.com/barrowboybar
What: Sharrow Vale Road purveyors of quality wines, intriguing spirits and craft beer
The offer: The will be offering a delivery service for most Sheffield postcodes. Minimum of 6 bottles and they can arrange to leave them where it’s most convenient without contact.
More info: starmoreboss.com
What: Independent bottle shop in Kommune serving up excellent craft beers.
Offer: You can purchase a gift voucher which is valid for 12 months, as well as a mail order beer delivery service (details TBA) or sign up to a beer and book club with neighbouring magazine and book retailer La Biblioteka
More info: hophideout.co.uk
What: Chesterfield Road chippy which has a huge range of veggie and vegan options.
Offer: You can have your order delivered as of today (18th March).
More info: facebook.com/Delphine-Fish-and-Chips-
THE MOOR MARKET
What: Sheffield’s popular indoor market has a range of independent traders selling everything from clothing to craft beer. Can’t find what you need in Saino’s? They probably have it here.
More info: facebook.com/MoorMarket
What: Specialists in using seasonal, local food to produce exciting dishes for events.
Offer: A home delivery of 7 days of delicious and nutritious ready meals based around using their local suppliers such as Moss Valley and Andrews Butchers.
More info: pjtaste.co.uk
What: Come rain, snow or sleet, Motore Cafe’s mobile station on the hill outside Sheffield Hallam University has been a fixture of many commuters for years. They’re open as usual, and need your custom more than ever. They’ve assured us that their takeaway coffees are as hygienic as possible.
PINCH N PULL
What: Mexican fusion based street food in Sheffield
Offer: See below
What: A small family-run bakery based at 255 Sharrow Vale Road offering a wide range of pure sourdough and yeasted sourdough breads, breadcakes and various cakes including local specialities – Yorkshire Curd Tart and Parkin.
They are remaining open as much as possible during the current crisis and we are offering a delivery service for housebound people.
More info: facebook.com/perfectionerysheffield
What: A family-run independent restaurant, offering freshly cooked breakfast and brunches, tasty lunches, relaxed evening dinners with family and friends.
Offer: FREE half a chicken and chips, as long as you buy a drink, gift voucher or anything else to help out.
More info: facebook.com/grazeinnofficial
What: An online alcohol shop with a fantastic range of beers, wine and spirits at discount prices
They are offering anyone in Sheffield free same/next day delivery – use discount code: sheffcovid19 (min spend £20).
More info: spiritstore.co.uk
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GOVERNMENT ADVICE (from www.gov.uk)
The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines.
The most common symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on the understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.
We will update this page as and when the above advice changes.