North East Lincolnshire is in on the journey out of national lockdown.
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country, including for people who have been vaccinated. In England:
- You can meet indoors in a group of up to 6 people or a group of any size from 2 households
- You can meet outside in a group of up to 30 people
- Work from home if you can and travel safely
- If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home
- Please have your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as you are invited
.Follow this link to find out the rules on what you can and cannot do.
Please be very careful as there is a new COVID-19 variant that's spreading in some parts of England. We should all take particular care when meeting anyone outside our household or support bubble.
Actions you can take to help
You will find lots of useful information in the following links about the virus, information about the current restrictions and important actions you can continue to take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as we visit more places and meet socially with more people.
We can all continue to take the actions below:
- Keeping your distance. This means keeping 2 metres between yourself and anyone you don't live with
- Paying attention to any COVID safe instructions you're given by staff at the place you're visiting
- Washing your hands often with soap and water and using hand sanitiser in shops etc.
- Wearing a face covering, if you're able, on public transport, healthcare settings, shops & where you can't keep a safe 2 metres from others. 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.
- Ventilating your home and other indoor places by opening windows regularly
The following links will tell you more about the actions you need to take and give you information you need to know:
- Vaccine FAQs and resources
- COVID vaccination videos in different languages
- Social Care Workers COVID vaccinations
- Unpaid Carers COVID vaccinations
- 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 clinically vulnerable people
- Information to help you recover if you have had COVID-19
- Humber Long COVID Triage and Assessment Service
- 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.
COVID-19 Vaccine scams
There are many scams going round to do with COVID-19 whether about the vaccination, testing or financial support. Please share this with your family and friends as anyone can become a target of scams.
Throughout this pandemic cyber criminals are preying on the fears people have of coronavirus and sending ‘phishing’ text messages that try and trick users into clicking on a bad link. Messages claim to be from a known entity, such as the NHS, the UK government or the NHS Test and Trace Service.
Further advice and information is available on how to protect yourself. You need to be able to spot a scam, verify the message and take action if you receive a scam text, phone call or email message. Find out more about COVID-19 scams on our Countering NHS Fraud web page