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Temporary COVID-19 measures introduced from today

From 30 November for at least three weeks, Government have introduced temporary measures to respond to the emergence of UK cases of the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron. The Government have done this to try to slow the spread of the new variant in the UK while work is done to find out as much…

2 years ago | COVID-19

Students across our patch return to the classroom for the new school term

Public Health officials have welcomed the return of students to the classroom as the new school term starts, stressing the importance of children and young people returning to some normality and benefitting from the education, social and health and wellbeing effects of the school environment. After a year of disruption due to COVID, public health…

2 years ago | COVID-19

Teens in North East Lincolnshire invited to get their jab

16 and 17 year olds in North East Lincolnshire are now being offered the COVID vaccine following an announcement by the Government last week. The move to get all 16 and 17 year olds vaccinated with their first jab before the return to school in September is hoped to reduce the risk of the virus…

2 years ago | Children and families

Self-isolation rules: What’s changed?

As the Government continues with its roadmap out of lockdown, today marks the end of the so called ‘pingdemic’ – meaning people under 18 or double vaccinated don’t have to isolate if they have had contact with someone with COVID-19. But what, in reality does this mean…. What is changing today? You will no longer…

2 years ago | COVID-19

COVID vaccination recommended for all pregnant women by local midwives and doctors

Midwives and doctors in North East Lincolnshire are strongly recommending all pregnant women have their COVID vaccination. Having both doses of the vaccination offers the best protection against COVID. Catching COVID can cause problems with pregnancy. Women with COVID are 2 to 3 times more likely to have their babies early than women without COVID….

2 years ago | COVID-19

Pingdemic? Five easy ways to avoid having to self-isolate

More people than ever before are having to self-isolate due to the spread of coronavirus. Many businesses are finding themselves short-staffed and some shops are struggling to remain open. Don’t panic – we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to avoid having to self-isolate! Social distance We still have one of the highest Covid…

2 years ago | COVID-19

Taking precautions when visiting your GP

Patients entering GP surgeries across the Humber are being reminded they should continue to wear a face mask and follow social distancing rules. Covid restrictions will end in most settings in England from Monday, 19 July. However, as infection rates rise significantly across the region, health bosses in the Humber are reiterating the message that…

2 years ago | COVID-19