North East Lincolnshire Council

COVID-19 Update: Friday 29 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

  • Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced changes to the Government’s guidance.
  • From Monday 1 June, more schools (nurseries, early years settings & primary schools) will start to reopen across the country. Outdoor retail and car showrooms will start to reopen. Up to six people can meet in gardens and in other private outdoor spaces. People should still avoid seeing people from lots of different households in quick succession.
  • People should still not enter the homes of friends and families.
  • From Monday 15 June, secondary schools will begin to offer some face-to-face contact for students. Non-essential retail will also begin to reopen at this point.
  • People shielding themselves should continue to do so.

For more information on the changes to Government guidance, 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.

Play parks remain closed – please be responsible
Play areas across North East Lincolnshire remain closed as part of trying to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Bulky waste service reduced to ensure staff safety
The number of bulky waste slots have been reduced to ensure collections are carried out safely and to Government guidelines.
COVID-19: Discretionary business grants
Information about a new scheme to help some small businesses affected by COVID-19 in North East Lincolnshire has been launched today.

For up-to-date health advice, visit Stay at home where possible.

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.

  • 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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