Living safely with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections
COVID-19 guidance has been updated and this is what it means to us all:
- it is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test, or if you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, however the guidance remains to stay at home and avoid contact with other people
- self-isolation support payments have ended
- the medicine delivery service is no longer be available
- the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations have been revoked. We will continue to manage local outbreaks of COVID-19 in high risk settings as we do with other infectious diseases
Find out how this affects you by visiting GOV.UK – Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.
A coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. You can get a booster dose if you had a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Find out more including who is eligible at NHS – Coronavirus booster vaccine.
The Autumn Booster Programme is now being delivered to anyone aged 50 and over and others who are in a clinical risk group. There are regular drop in clinics taking place which you can attend and walk in without needing to book an appointment. These clinics are offering different vaccines so please check you attend the correct clinic for the vaccine that you need.
To find out where and when these clinics are, please visit the COVID-19 vaccine drop in clinics.
When attending a pop-up vaccination clinic please take the following information with you:
- Your date of birth
- Your address
- An email address and phone number
- NHS number if possible, but do not worry if you don’t have it
Useful information about the vaccination:
- COVID-19 vaccination – a guide for older adults – an easy read version and guides in other languages also available
- COVID-19 vaccination – a guide for childbearing, pregnant or breastfeeding women – an easy read version and guides in other languages also available
- What to expect after your vaccination – an easy read version and guides in other languages also available
- NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Programme have produced an information about vaccines video for people with a learning disability and their carers.
For details on flu jab eligibility please go to NHS – Flu vaccine.
Grants for businesses to support through the pandemic have now all closed. However support for those most affected will be distributed via a grant scheme that has been approved. For details read New £4.5-million fund to help businesses hit by Covid.
For latest national information go to GOV.UK – COVID-19 financial support for businesses.
For details of North East Lincolnshire Council’s to help businesses recover go to North East Lincolnshire Economic Recovery Plan
Other data and statistics can be found at Business Rates Statistics.
Voluntary and community organisations
As the area continues to recover from the pandemic, there are lots of community groups and activities that are designed to support residents. For more information go to Community Spotlight.
To view COVID-19 data for North East Lincolnshire visit the Coronavirus data website and input your postcode.