COVID-19 Update: Tuesday 07 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.
- Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab MP, led the daily press briefing from Downing Street yesterday.
- Mr Raab reinforced the message for people to stay home, and outlined the work that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are doing to procure ventilators and medical equipment and to bring more Britons stranded overseas home.
- Downing Street have since announced that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital.
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.
|“We know it’s tough and it will continue to be tough but please stay strong and stay at home. Local lives depend on it.”|
|“We know it’s tough and it will continue to be tough but please stay strong and stay at home. Local lives depend on it.” This is the message today from North East Lincolnshire’s Council Leader Philip Jackson and North East Lincolnshire CCG’s senior clinician Dr Peter Melton.|
|No change to waste collections on Good Friday and Easter Monday|
|North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding people that their household waste collections will continue as normal as we head into the Easter weekend.|
|Dog walkers warned to be responsible this Easter|
|North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding dog owners that they cannot walk along the central beach from Good Friday.|
There are lots of things you can do to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading and affecting the people you love.
To limit the spread of Coronavirus:
What you can do
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 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