COVID-19 Update: Friday 15 May 2020
Stay alert. Control the virus. 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 www.gov.uk.
The local picture
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.
|COVID-19: Creating a COVID-19 secure resort|
|As Government guidance about lock-down has changed, work is underway to help to create a COVID-19 secure resort in Cleethorpes for anyone choosing to visit.|
|Lockdown leads to increases in secondhand smoke exposure for children|
|Health campaigners are warning that new evidence suggests lockdown has left more children exposed to the harms of secondhand smoke.|
|You could help make a difference to the lives of local children|
|Whilst many of us have been able to overcome challenges of keeping in touch with friends and relatives during the current lockdown by using smartphones and digital devices, not everyone is as lucky.|
|New campaign launched this week to highlight the relationship difficulties that parents face and the potential impact on their children|
|A new campaign being launched this week is seeking to highlight the relationship difficulties that some families face and the potential impact of these difficulties on children.|
|Thousands of homes to receive updated Council tax bills this week|
|Letters will be hitting the mats of thousands of homes over the next week updating residents on changes to their Council tax.|
|COVID-19: Recycling centre update|
|North East Lincolnshire Council is lifting some of the restrictions in place at its Community Recycling Centres (CRCs or tips) in Grimsby and Immingham.|
|Upgrade your health and wellbeing|
|The Wellbeing Service is continuing to provide free, confidential support during COVID-19.|
There are lots of things you can do to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading and affecting the people you love.
What you can do to limit the spread of Coronavirus:
For up-to-date health advice, visit NHS.uk. Stay at home where possible.
- 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 email@example.com.
If you’re an individual wishing to volunteer, visit: https://www.bluelightsbrigade.co.uk/register-to-help—covid-19
If you’re part of a group that is wishing to join in the collective effort, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XPYF7BG