COVID-19 Update: Friday 17 April 2020
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 www.gov.uk.
- Foreign Secretary & First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab MP, announced that current measures are to remain in place for at least the next 3 weeks.
- Mr Raab also set out the issues that would need to be addressed before the measures are to be lifted. These include: the capacity of the NHS to continue to provide critical care, a sustained and consistent fall in the daily death rates from coronavirus, and reliable data from SAGE showing that the rate of infection is decreasing to manageable levels.
The local picture
There have now been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North East Lincolnshire.
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: Childcare support for key workers|
|North East Lincolnshire Council is urging key workers who require childcare to get in touch.|
|Feathers fly as birds reclaim parks and open spaces|
|While most of us are staying safely indoors, local wildlife is reclaiming parts of the parks and outdoor spaces of North East Lincolnshire.|
|COVID-19: Parking enforcement in North East Lincolnshire|
|People parking illegally on streets in North East Lincolnshire are being asked to keep the roads clear for emergency services and other key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
What you can do to limit the spread of Coronavirus:
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 NHS.uk.
- Stay at home as much as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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