COVID-19 Update: Friday 24 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.
- Yesterday afternoon, Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP announced a move to allow all essential workers to book their own free COVID-19 test. This includes those who live in the same household as an essential worker.
- The Government has also recruited some 18,000 people to work on contact tracing – tracking down those who have been in recent contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
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: How the lockdown is affecting your bins and recycling boxes|
|Big changes are happening in the area’s wheelie bins and recycling boxes since the COVID-19 lockdown started on 23 March.|
|Support through bereavement|
|Grieving is a natural part of bereavement. There is no right way to grieve and dealing with grief during isolation may intensify feelings.|
|Regeneration works to resume in Cleethorpes|
|COVID-19: Changes at Community Recycling Centres|
|North East Lincolnshire Council is re-opening Immingham Community Recycling Centre (CRC or tip) but with new restrictions in place.|
|Top Town Market continuing to support the community during COVID-19|
|Grimsby’s Top Town Market, located in the Bull Ring at Grimsby Town Centre, remains open and continues to serve the people of North East Lincolnshire with essential items during COVID-19.|
For up-to-date health advice, visit NHS.uk. Stay at home as much as possible
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:
- 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