England has moved to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.
- Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
- Get tested and self-isolate if required
- Work from home, if you can
- Get vaccinated
- Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread by visiting Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support
Having both doses of the COVID vaccination and the COVID booster offers you the best protection against serious illness and will help us get life back to normal. The booster is now available to all adults aged 18 and over, three months after their 2nd dose of the vaccine.
Everyone aged 16 and over has a vaccination waiting for them. You can book a slot in North East Lincolnshire by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccine or by ringing 119.
There are also plenty of drop in clinics in North East Lincolnshire where you can walk in to have your first vaccination or 2nd if it's due. Please visit our page COVID Vaccine Clinics to find one that's convenient and suitable for you.
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
- Flu vaccination this winter
- 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