COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, including when, how and where we work; the ability to see friends and family; how our children learn; and increased anxiety about our health, and what the future looks like. Throughout 2020 we saw exceptional levels of generosity, creativity and innovation in Sheffield’s digital community and we know this will continue throughout 2021 as we work towards a recovery. We have updated our list of resources to help individuals and businesses in Sheffield’s digital industries and we will continue to update this as we find things that we think will be helpful.

Comprehensive guidance and resources

Stay up to date with the latest national and local information including restrictions, advice, and testing and vaccination facilities. This section includes links to local authority and national government COVID hubs.

National Government

Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Coronavirus guidance

Sheffield City Council

Coronavirus: Service updates, help and information

Coronavirus hub

Sheffield City Region

Links to the latest information from across the region and nationally

Coronavirus information

Barnsley Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and guidance

Advice & guidance

Doncaster Council

Coronavirus information

Latest information

Rotherham Council

Latest guidance & resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Chambers of Commerce

See what advice, resources and support are available to businesses in your region from your local Chamber of Commerce.

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

Coronavirus: Business Support and Advice

Support for your business

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Update

Latest news

Doncaster Chamber

Coronavirus Business Support

Advice for businesses

 

Growth & support for tech companies

Tech Nation

Tech business support and updates

Coronavirus info hub

techUK

News, views, reports & podcasts

Insights hub

 

Financial & legal advice and resources

Shorts Accountants

Regularly updated COVID-19 articles and guides.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Keebles

Key updates and preparing for the future.

Services by sector – Covid-19

 

Support for entrepreneurs

Eagle Labs

Videos and articles to help you run and grow your business

Support and insights

TwinklHive

Like-minded entrepreneurs come together to motivate and challenge each other.

Entrepreneur networking group

 

Home-schooling & education support

The David & Jane Richards Family Foundation

Hands-on computing and ecology-themed lessons.

Access on Twitter and Google Drive

Twinkl

Links to videos, games and activities

Online learning at home

HomeLearningUK

HomeLearningUK have published a collection of home education resources for students, parents and teachers.

HomeLearningUK website

Laptops for Kids campaign

Donate laptops, tablets, desktops and chargers securely

Make a donation

 

Health & wellbeing

Space To Breathe

Wellbeing support project funded by Sheffield City Council COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Covid-19 Community Support

Coronavirus: supporting yourself and your team

Tips for business owners and line managers about how you can support your team’s wellbeing as well as your own while working remotely or from home.

Advice from Mind

Coronavirus: Looking after employees’ mental health and wellbeing

Some tips and advice for tech company leaders about how to protect your workforce from the mental impacts of COVID-19, including insight from Manchester Digital and Sheffield Digital.

Sheffield Digital post

 

Help from the Sheffield Digital community

Community responses

Offers of support, advice and business development from a variety of companies and people in our membership, which could help your business to respond and recover from the pandemic.

Support offers

Sheffield Digital Slack Community

Ask questions, meet others, offer advice, and join in with conversations as part of the Sheffield Digital Slack Community, where you’ll find a range of specific channels (such as a jobs, freelancers, meetups and podcasts) as well as a general and a good news channel, where you can stay up to date with Sheffield’s tech sector.

Join Slack

 

Help for event organisers

Sheffield Digital Event Guidelines (COVID-19 edition)

[UPDATED JAN 2021] Our guidelines and advice for upcoming meet-ups and events.

Event guidelines

 

Support local

This is Sheffield’s Coronavirus Directory

An online directory of Sheffield based services, food and drink providers that need support from people throughout lockdown 3.0.

Sheffield Directory

Sheffield Mutual Aid

A Facebook group of people mobilising to help vulnerable people and general activities and initiatives taking place in Sheffield, including a map of the hyperlocal groups in the city.

Mutual Aid Facebook page