Actions you can take to help
While it's good news things have relaxed enough to allow us to get out and about again and do some of the things we've missed, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is still around. The virus is still a threat.
These are the things that will continue to make a huge difference to what happens in the coming weeks and months, let's all stick to them to keep North East Lincolnshire safe and open:
- Keeping your distance. This is still 2 M wherever possible
- Paying attention to any COVID safe instructions you're given by staff at the place you're visiting - whether it's a salon, cafe or shop
- Washing your hands often with soap and water
- Wearing a face covering, if you're able, on public transport, healthcare settings, shops & where you can't keep a safe 2m from others. Be aware the list of mandatory locations is expanding on August 8th. Some people genuinely can't cover their face and that's okay too. You can find out about exemptions to wearing a face covering and download a card that explains to people why you are not wearing one by visiting our face covering page.
- Being aware of symptoms and be prepared to self isolate and get a test.
The following links will tell you more about the actions you need to take and give you information you need to know:
- What to do if you have symptoms
- Find out more about Testing and Tracing (this will take you to the relevent section of the NHS website)
- Information about face coverings
- Information about COVID-19 in North East Lincolnshire (this will take you to the relevent section of the North East Lincolnshire Council website)
- National information and guidance about COVID-19 (this will take you to the relevent section of the UK Government website)
- Information for people who are shielding
- Information to help you recover if you have had COVID-19
- Information about COVID-19 and care homes
- Information about using pharmacies during the pandemic
Recovering from COVID-19
If you or someone you're caring for has had COVID-19 or you suspect the illness was COVID-19, please have a look at our recovering from coronavirus page. Alternatively, you can download a printable version of Recovering from Coronavirus (PDF). Even fit and healthy people may find it takes them longer to bounce back than after a normal viral infection such as flu, and there are steps you can take to help you on the road to recovery.