Covid-19

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health (Sheffield) on the Omicron variant

We courted Sheffield’s Director for Public Health Greg Fell in the wake of developments surrounding the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The Omicron Covid variant identified and announced by South African scientists has been highlighted as a variant of concern and saw rapid changes to international travel, especially for Southern African countries. Mandatory hotel quarantine came …

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UMIX hosts first Sheffield Eid Festival since COVID

On Saturday 24th July, more than 1000 people including men, women and children were at the Umix Centre on Asline Rd, Lowfield to celebrate the first Eid Festival since lockdown restrictions were eased. There were dozens of stalls, music, food and bouncy castles for the children to enjoy themselves. Baillor Jalloh and Tchiyiwe Chihana spoke …

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COVID-19 and the reopening of learning institutions

This episode on COVID-19 addresses the reopening of learning institutions. Our guests are college Lecturer Juliana Ojinnaka, parent and autism advocate Melissa Simmonds and Hallam University Student Union President, Andrew Adegbola. They are hosted by Baillor Jalloh and Tchiyiwe Chihana

Susan Hird, Consultant in Public Health, Sheffield on COVID-19 measures

We speak to Susan Hird (Consultant in Public Health) from the Sheffield Director of Public Health’s office. She gives us insight into the work that the Directorate has undertaken since March how different demographics have been impacted in the city. We also discuss the prevention and management of COVID-19 strategy that has been implement by …

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Sisters Not Strangers coalition on the impact of COVID-19 on refugee & asylum-seeking women

The report “Hear Us: the experiences of refugee and asylum-seeking women during the pandemic’ surveyed around 115 women from England and Wales on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on women seeking asylum, refused asylum and those with leave to remain. Sisters Not Strangers coalition members from DEWA Project ( Ibtisam Alfarah, Sheffield), WAST …

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Nighat Basharat, Sheffield COVID-19 community pillar

Nighat Basharat, Founding Director of Thalassaemia South Yorkshire (TSY) and Netheredge & Sharrow Foodbank joins us to reflect on the challenges she encountered at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and how her idea for a foodbank in Netherdge and Sharrow was conceived and implemented. As Sheffield emerges from COVID-19 lockdown measures, we are spotlighting …

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