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COVID-19

Grab your snazziest face covering – don’t leave home without it

Most people consider others when they use public transport or go into public spaces like shopping centres or supermarkets and make sure they are correctly wearing a face covering. However, we know this is a long haul and sometimes people forget to follow some of the restrictions that are in place to protect those who…

2 days ago | COVID-19

Local permanent COVID-19 testing site opens

North East Lincolnshire Council has confirmed the new local testing site for Covid 19 will be operational in Grimsby from Saturday this week. As part of the rollout of a national network of diagnostic testing facilities, the Council and public health colleagues negotiated for a local site to be established on the Duchess Street Car…

3 weeks ago | COVID-19

Voluntary Sector joins health experts for COVID chat

Members of local voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises in our area this week got chance to join Director of Public Health, Stephen Pintus, for a chat about COVID-19. The Council’s Director for Public Health was joined on the webinar by colleagues from North East Lincolnshire’s Public Health team, and chatted to representatives from…

1 month ago | COVID-19

Download the NHS COVID-19 app and help protect your loved ones

People across North East Lincolnshire are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise across the UK. The app launches today, and after positive trials and rigorous testing is an important new tool to work alongside traditional contact tracing…

1 month ago | COVID-19

Social distancing concrete barriers to be lifted in Cleethorpes

The concrete barriers installed as part of social distancing measures will be removed across Cleethorpes over the next few nights. The barriers were installed as lockdown was lifted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to help people maintain social distance. But given the low infection rate in the area, and the time of year,…

1 month ago | COVID-19

Warning to be vigilant during COVID-19 pandemic

North East Lincolnshire Council is warning local people and businesses to be vigilant if they are approached by people appearing to be council officials. There have been reports of people claiming to be council COVID marshalls approaching members of the public and knocking on people’s doors. An official council officer will always produce official identification…

1 month ago | COVID-19

Agreement reached for local COVID testing site

North East Lincolnshire is to get a Local Testing Site for COVID-19, Council bosses have announced today. As part of the rollout of a national network of diagnostic testing facilities, the authority has negotiated the establishment of a local site, expected to be available in early October, on the Duchess Street Car Park in Grimsby….

1 month ago | COVID-19

COVID-19: Crematorium social distancing update

North East Lincolnshire Council is issuing a reminder about changes to restrictions at the Crematorium. Events that take place after funeral, such as scattering or interment of ashes, are now restricted by the new laws on social gatherings. This means a maximum of six people may attend these events. A maximum of 30 mourners may…

1 month ago | COVID-19

COVID-19: Businesses urged to get QR ready

Government has announced that the NHS Test and Trace COVID App will be released for mass use on 24 September. The app will be a critical enhancement of NHS Test and Trace in England, and the Test, Trace and Protect service in Wales. As part of this, businesses and venues across England and Wales will…

1 month ago | COVID-19