COVID-19 Update: Saturday 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.
- Business Secretary Alok Sharma MP yesterday announced a government-backed vaccine taskforce to find a coronavirus vaccine.
- Mr Sharma also revealed that the Government is to help fund 21 new coronavirus research projects.
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.
|Looking after your mental wellbeing during COVID-19|
|Yesterday (Thursday 16 April), Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab MP, announced that lockdown would be extended for at least another three weeks.|
|Business grants update – 17 April|
|So far, more than 1500 eligible small businesses in North East Lincolnshire have received government grants worth a total of nearly £17.5 million to date (figures at 17/4). And the team is working hard to process other requests for grant support that have been received as quickly as possible.|
For up-to-date health advice, visit NHS.uk. 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:
- 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