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⑥ Information for people in the asylum process living in Sheffield

Sheffield City of Sanctuary can advise on phonelines and email help available for refugees and asylum seekers during the Coronavirus crisis. South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) can help finding services needed by all migrants in Sheffield: Email: dignitynotdetention@yahoo.co.uk. The Sanctuary centre, Victoria Hall drop-in and Conversation Clubs are closed, but there is online and phone information about…
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⑦ Information for rough sleepers in Sheffield

In March 2020, Sheffield City Council put online this bulletin about help for rough sleepers during the Coronavirus epidemic. Since 27th March, Sheffield City Council offers a safe place for all rough sleepers, in hotel rooms in the city, following the Government request for accommodation off the streets to assist with health and self-isolation. The offer includes individual sleeping arrangements…
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⑧ News, travel & how to keep in touch

This page covers local and other media, mainstream and non-mainstream; groups and other shared activities during the Coronavirus crisis. To stay mentally balanced, don’t watch ‘rolling news’. It’s better to limit your dose of TV/radio/online news to, say, twice a day. Enough to keep in touch, but not to let it depress you. To brighten up the mood, switch on happy…
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⑨ Where to find medical supplies, food, etc.

This list under construction, please add suggestions of useful info. (See also ① Health, during Coronavirus and lockdown).   Sheffield Markets: The Moor Market is now closed, following the decision of many traders not to take the risk of contact with coronavirus. Crystal Peaks Market is also closed until further notice. Updates will be provided about market changes on the Sheffield…
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⑩ Events and services that are not cancelled

Latest: At the moment all physical events are cancelled or postponed, but online events are beginning to be organised. Some are featured here on the Alt-Sheff events listing. If you know of any events in the Sheffield area, please email us.   The 2020 Festival of Debate: The “FoD” is postponed but not cancelled. The organisers (Opus) say that even…
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⑪ Information for event & work organisers during Coronavirus

Online event organising: For running events online with video conferencing, free open source encrypted software called Jitsi is an alternative to Zoom (which is run by a creepy US corporation with many privacy concerns). To try it out simply, set up a meeting at meet.jit.si. Can anyone set themselves up as a volunteer group? Support groups can be set up…
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⑫ How to live through this, staying happy & healthy

Some futurologists say that when the system goes down, people will support each other, and get on with making life happen. This is now our main task, along with caring for the sick, for those who are healthy. And sharing sensible, objective and non-alarmist advice on how to live under the emergency procedures, what is likely to happen next, and…
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Sheffield Council use of Monsanto poison opposition grows

Last year it emerged (in response to a freedom of information request) that Sheffield Council uses dangerous Glyphosate herbicide on the city’s pavements and greenery. This substance (the best know brand is Monsanto’s RoundUp) is very dangerous to insects, plant life and humans. Legal cases against Monsanto are now being won, after years of campaigning. It has been banned by…
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