COVID-19 Update: Thursday 9 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.
- Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, delivered the daily briefing from Downing Street yesterday.
- Mr Sunak announced a £750 million package to support for the charity sector in response to coronavirus.
- The Chancellor also updated the public on the condition of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital, where his condition is improving.
- Mr Sunak also revealed that the Government will support the upcoming BBC Big Night In charity appeal on April 23 by matching “pound for pound whatever the public decides to donate.”
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.
|Keeping the workforce moving at Europarc over Easter weekend|
|With an increased demand in food production due to the COVID-19 outbreak, food producers on Europarc Business Park have called on the council to support the workforce in getting to work.|
|North East Lincolnshire Together|
|North East Lincolnshire Council has written to every home in the borough outlining the support and information available to people during the Covid-19 pandemic.|
|Council calls for responsible use of the parks|
|North East Lincolnshire Council has called for people to use the parks in the area responsibly in the coming weeks as the Covid-19 situation continues.|
|COVID-19: Frontline service update|
|North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are continuing to deliver their frontline services, adapting to new ways of working in response to the social distancing advice from the Government.|
|Coping with a crying baby|
|The ‘stay at home’ message during the Coronavirus Pandemic could not be more clear.|
|Council caution people against buying coronavirus testing kits|
|Officials from North East Lincolnshire Council have advised local residents against buying so-called coronavirus testing kits.|
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