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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….

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago | COVID-19

Freshney Place and NELC urge shoppers to be COVID-responsible

North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), and Freshney Place Shopping Centre have teamed up to increase awareness of Covid-19 prevention measures, such as the wearing of face coverings in shopping environments as the Autumn season approaches. It’s great news that the public are once again allowed to get out and about again and do some of…

2 years ago | COVID-19

Covid-19 seminar held for local places of worship

A webinar about COVID-19 was hosted by North East Lincolnshire Council last week for representatives of local places of worship. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more places are becoming able to reopen whilst following Government guidance. Places of worship in our area are no different, with some opening their doors to limited numbers and with…

2 years ago | Children and families

Social distancing concrete barriers to be removed from Cleethorpes

In the next few weeks the concrete barriers that have been present across key areas of Cleethorpes are to be removed. 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…

2 years ago | COVID-19

Parents encouraged to work with schools to reduce COVID risk

Councillors are encouraging parents in the borough to work with their child’s school to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading. The call comes just a week after many schools in our area reopened for students for the first time since June. Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, young people and education at North East…

2 years ago | Children and families

Naval flags to be raised to signify the official recognition of NHS efforts

Naval flags will be raised on Wednesday 9 September to signify the official recognition of the outstanding efforts made by the NHS across the region since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The flags will further recognise the continued efforts of the frontline workers after ‘thank you NHS’ flags was raised at the beginning of…

2 years ago | COVID-19

Business recovery survey launched

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 this year, businesses in the North East Lincolnshire area are being asked to complete a survey to help inform the Council’s Recovery Plan. The survey is open to any business to complete and should take no more than 10 minutes to fill in. Cllr John Fenty, Cabinet member for regeneration…

2 years ago | COVID-19