COVID-19 Update: Thursday 16 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.
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.
|Don’t gamble with your wellbeing during lockdown|
|Sporting events may have been cancelled, but online gambling can still be a problem for people in North East Lincolnshire.|
|COVID-19: Thank you for managing waste responsibly|
|North East Lincolnshire Council is thanking households for acting responsibly with their waste and recycling since the coronavirus outbreak started.|
|NEL COVID-19 community support in full swing|
|People across North East Lincolnshire are benefitting from a catalogue of support measures introduced to tackle issues caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.|
|New care facility ready to take the strain off of local hospitals|
|GRIMSBY’S very own ‘big build’, masterminded by North East Lincolnshire Council and regeneration partners, ENGIE, has seen a former care home transformed into a facility that will ease pressure on the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.|
|Early works to start on site at Garth Lane, Grimsby|
|WORK to transform a prime Grimsby town centre site is to start, as contractors take all the necessary precautions to comply with COVID-19 safety and hygiene restrictions.|
|Flags flying for the NHS|
|Flags have been raised today at Remembrance Gate in Cleethorpes to celebrate the work of those in the NHS and care sectors ahead of this week’s “Clap for Carers”.|
|Charity offers advice to people tempted to drink more than usual|
|Drug, alcohol and mental health charity We Are With You (formerly Addaction) is offering advice to people tempted to drink more than usual due to the measures in place to slow down the spread of COVID-19.|
To limit the spread of Coronavirus:
What you can do
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