North East Lincolnshire Council

COVID-19 Update: Friday 1 May 2020

Note: This update will now be sent on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. 

As part our response to COVID-19, we are issuing a brief update for the local media and the public. These updates will aim to cover some of the questions you may have.

The national picture

The guidance from the Government is changing each day. For the most up-to-date information, visit

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday led the Government’s daily briefing from Downing Street, announcing that the UK had “come through the peak” but warned that people must continue to follow the Government guidance to prevent a second wave of infections.

For more updates on the Government’s response to COVID-19, visit

The local picture

Our services

Council services that are affected by COVID-19 are listed here. This will be checked & updated daily. 

Following the advice from the Government, North East Lincolnshire Council staff have been asked to work from home where possible.

Remote Council meetings to start this week
New arrangements have been developed for formal North East Lincolnshire Council meetings to re-start in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.


COVID-19: Business urged to get in touch as value of grants issued tops £25million
Nearly 900 businesses in North East Lincolnshire are being contacted directly to ask them to submit their business details as they are likely to be eligible for government business grants.


COVID-19: Thank you to our local businesses
Businesses in North East Lincolnshire which have gone the extra mile to help out in the current pandemic have been praised by the Council.


Get creative! We still want your drawings to decorate new care facility
We still want your drawings! North East Lincolnshire Council has been asking people from across the borough to come together to decorate the wall of a new care facility aimed at supporting local health and care services.

There are lots of things you can do to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading and affecting the people you love. For up-to-date health advice, visit Stay at home as much as possible

What you can do to limit the spread of Coronavirus:

  • If you do go out, avoid gatherings and group activities
  • Stay 2m apart from others
  • Regularly wash your hands

If you feel that you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, or your condition worsens, you should use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.

Helping in your community

To request the help of registered volunteers for the community response in your locality, please contact Sector Support on 07791 041459 or email

If you’re an individual wishing to volunteer, visit:—covid-19

If you’re part of a group that is wishing to join in the collective effort, visit:

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