COVID-19

North East Lincolnshire is in the national lockdown (Stay at Home).

The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to .protect the NHS and save lives. You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules. You can find full details of what you can and cannot do by visiting the Government website at www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Restrictions on leaving your home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave home to:

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will stay open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Restrictions on meeting other people

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

Actions you can take to help

You will find lots of useful information in the following links about the virus, information about the current lockdown and important actions you can continue to take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when you do leave your home.

We can all continue to take the actions below:

The following links will tell you more about the actions you need to take and give you information you need to know:

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 and other 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