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COVID Winter Grant scheme

North East Lincolnshire Council is set to hand out direct financial support worth more than £628,000 in the coming months to families in need as part of the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme. Vulnerable households and families with children that are likely to be particularly affected by the pandemic throughout the winter period, and where…

5 days ago | COVID-19

North East Lincolnshire preparing to move to COVID Tier 3 – Very High Alert

As national lockdown is lifted next week, North East Lincolnshire is preparing to move to Covid Tier 3 (Very High Alert). The Government has announced that North East Lincolnshire will join neighbouring authorities of North Lincolnshire, East Riding and Hull in being placed at the very high local alert level (Tier 3). Cllr Philip Jackson,…

6 days ago | COVID-19

Local contract tracing team hit the ground running

Tracking down COVID contacts is a vital part of the effort to reduce the spread of the virus, and now local public health chiefs have a new weapon – a local contact tracing team. The team, which launched fully at the end of last week, pick-up contact tracing for our area when the NHS Test…

2 weeks ago | COVID-19

Grants for local businesses available – apply now

New grant funding has been made available  for local businesses that have been forced to close during the second national lockdown. Businesses in North East Lincolnshire that have had to close for the period 5th November to 2nd December 2020, and supply chain businesses that have been severely affected by the lockdown will be able…

3 weeks ago | COVID-19

Try the 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Five ways to wellbeing Connect Be Active Take Notice Keep Learning Give Connect Connecting with the people around us is a great way to remind ourselves that we’re needed and valued by others.If you are an older person Age UK has advice on staying connected during COVID including advice for getting online. Be Active By…

3 weeks ago | COVID-19

COVID-19: Disruption to garden waste collections

North East Lincolnshire Council is changing the way it collects garden waste due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Garden waste subscribers will have one collection instead of two before the winter break. The service breaks for the winter in December and January. At this time of year, half of our customers on average…

3 weeks ago | Bins, waste and recycling

COVID-19: Businesses reminded to check government rules during the coronavirus lockdown

North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding all businesses in the area to check the latest government guidance during the second national coronavirus lockdown. The guidance is to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand what they can do to help control the spread of infection. For details, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/closing-certain-businesses-and-venues-in-england. Businesses that have read the government…

3 weeks ago | COVID-19

Are you gambling with your wellbeing during lockdown?

Sporting events may have been cancelled, but online gambling can still be a problem for people in North East Lincolnshire. Many people are now staying at home as a result of social distancing measures, which has led to an increased risk of people turning in online gambling. Online casinos, slot machines and virtual sports, including…

4 weeks ago | COVID-19

COVID-19: Letter to the community of North East Lincolnshire

To everyone in our communities and businesses, As we head into another national lockdown, it’s important we use this message to assure you that we’re all working together to do everything we can to help each and every one of you through these difficult times. The situation in our area remains of major concern due…

4 weeks ago | COVID-19