Guidance on ZOOM

Setting up Zoom using YouTube videos

These videos on YouTube are useful to people who are intending and/or already using the Zoom (a free video conferencing app/meeting software). There are three different authors and the depth of coverage of the video varies.

[Please note: For PC devices, Zoom works best with the Google Chrome browser so if you don’t have this installed on your device you will need to install that first before installing Zoom. Go to Google search engine and type “google chrome install” and follow links.]

The first three videos are reasonably short and for someone familiar with their device (either an Apple MAC or PC) they are a good introduction. Just Click with your mouse on the following links to view:

How to download Zoom on laptop and join a Zoom meeting (2:28 min)

How to setup a meeting in 1 minute and invite participants (1:18 min)

How do I share my screen using Zoom (video conference screen sharing) (2:46min)

Alternatively, this video is useful if you are sent a link by email inviting you to join a Zoom meeting then this shows you what to do:

How to install Zoom on MAC and PC (3:30min)

The next 2 videos provide more detailed tutorials than the above on how to download and install Zoom on Mac/PC and join/create a meeting. You’ll learn to get started with Zoom by being shown: how to signup free, join an existing meeting, and how to create your own meeting plus send out invitations for it.

How to Download and Install Zoom on Mac/PC and Join/Create a Meeting (2:12 min)

Here are some quick links for getting to what you’d like to watch in the video:

0:00 How to download and install; 0:30 How to join a meeting; 1:05 How to create a meeting

Whereas if you want a tour of Zoom’s 10 most basic & useful features to help get you orientated when first starting with Zoom. This is a guide for the computer (laptop/desktop) version of the Zoom app. It is aimed at beginner and intermediate Zoom users. Similar steps for both Mac and PC Windows. The video provides lots of useful tips on its functionality: (6:42 min)

Getting started with and how to use Zoom – 10 most useful features

Tips in this guide:

0:44 #1 Optimise the window size

1:02 #2 The mute/un-mute button

1:28 #3 Stop/start your video

1:56 #4 Speaker/gallery toggle

2:44 #5 The chat box

3:08 #6 Screen sharing basics

3:54 #7 Basic audio tips

4:20 #8 Using a custom virtual background

5:35 #9 Emojis and reactions

5:57 #10 Un-mute hotkey

Diane Rossiter

11 April 2020

Help with shopping for those self-isolating or needing support

From Sheffield City Council: Support for vulnerable people in Sheffield. Call us on our helpline on 0114 273 4567 from Monday to Friday 8:45am – 4:45pm.

From Age UK Sheffield: Provide support for Sheffield’s older people. Please call us on (0114) 250 2850 and we will do whatever we can to help you. Alternatively you can contact us via email or see

From Weston Park Cancer Charity: For anyone who is affected by cancer and may need support at this time. Call us on our helpline on 0114 553 3330 from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Local businesses offering delivery

(Correct as of 28th March. Original Source: Lodgemoor Mutual Aid Facebook Group, Emma Thompson)

Milk etc

Middleton’s Dairy Ltd contact for orders –, Email: or 01433 651650

Robert Gray Dairy (Foxhill) 07980 375074

Clive Quarmby 0114 231 4753 or 07968 260385

JP Woodhouse Dairyman 0114 2851710

Fruit & veg

Nature’s Way, 9 Brooklands Cres, S10 4GA – telephone orders for collection 0114 230 1957

Lodge Moor Greengrocers 0114 2305235 offers delivery Friday (if no answer by telephone, have someone drop off your order at the shop if possible. Orders required at least 24 hrs before.)

Butchers & fresh meat

KM Bowyer Butchers, Rochester Road 0114 2303970 with 24hr ansaphone leave message with: your contact number, post code and address. Revised opening times: 9am-4pm Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri and 7:30am-4pm Saturdays (closed Wednesdays). NB Key workers and NHS staff can be served (with suitable ID) from 8am.


Roses The Bakers (Fulwood Branch) Tel 0114 230 9130

Helen’s Bakery, Hillsborough – bread, quiches, pies

Aye’crumb’bar bakery, 466 Fulwood Rd 0114 230 6696 telephone orders for collection or next day delivery

The Suited Baker gluten free & vegan bakers. Breads, fresh pastas, pizza bases, desserts. Tel 07454 959899. Quick orders can be done on their website.


La Coppola Deli Veg boxes, pasta & cheeses, online ordering via their website

Restaurants, coffee shops & cafes

The Coffee Rooms 1 Brooklands Ave, Fulwood S10 4GA.  Mob. 0771 711 3663 Example: Whole cakes available for delivery, £15 each delivered locally (S10).

Rafters, Oakbrook Road, Nethergreen. Tel 0114 230 4819

Hudson’s Kitchen, Crosspool. 0114 449 5341 or via CitiGrab app

Ranmoor Friery, Fulwood Road, Ranmoor Tel 0114 230 9200

The Fulwood Ale Club, Brooklands Ave, Fulwood 0114 453 6818 – Beer

Pet supplies

Crosspool Pet Supplies: To place an order, please: Text/Call on 07717767712 (9am-5pm). Or email at   Or contact them via Facebook Messenger by searching ‘Crosspool Pet Supplies’ on Facebook. Please make sure you include a contact telephone number so they can ring you to take payment. Please note that orders for delivery the same week must be in by 11:30am each Tuesday as the wholesaler delivers to the shop on Wednesday.  Contactless delivery (i.e. they will drop to your doorstep) on Wednesdays or Fridays by arrangement.

Crosspool Businesses

As of 24th March (see for updates)

Hudson’s Kitchen: Remains open for deliveries only! We will continue to provide freshly cooked food for S10 and surrounding areas via a contactless delivery service only. We will now only take contactless payments for food & drink ordered/pre-ordered and paid for via our order page or by telephone: 0114 4495 341. Our serving hours are 8:30am – 3pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 2pm on Saturdays.
To show our gratitude to our brave NHS workers, we will also be offering a 20% discount to NHS staff members (Telephone orders only).

Cuore Siciliano, Sandygate Road: Benvenuti! We remain open for takeaway deliveries only! For a menu of our homemade authentic Sicilian food and desserts, visit our website or telephone 0114 266 9811.

Philip James Butchers, Sandygate Road. We are fully open from 8am Monday to Saturday. We offer a free delivery service for those self-isolating. Visit our website or telephone 0114 266 9530.

GT News Sandygate Road. We remain open as usual, 6am on weekdays, 7am weekends.  Tel: 0114 266 118.

Varanasi Inn Sandygate Road. Although the restaurant is closed to the public, we are still open for takeaways and deliveries. To place an order visit our website or call us on 0114 266 1017.

Flower Design Sandygate Road. We are still open for local floral deliveries, please telephone 0114 2686 930.

Crosspool Pet Supplies Sandygate Road. We have temporarily closed the shop BUT we are currently offering a home delivery service while stocks are available. Please telephone 0114 2687 322

Bamforth’s Fruit Shop Sandygate Road. Still open and we may be able to deliver fruit and vegetables locally. For further details please email.