COVID-19 Update: Wednesday 6 May 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, lead the Downing Street daily news briefing. Mr Raab updated the media on latest testing figures, and said that the peak of this virus was continuing to flatten, but warned that it wasn’t over yet.
- Mr Raab reiterated the need for the Government to be able to meet the five key tests to ensure that there isn’t a second wave of cases and that the UK can lift isolation measures safely.
- The Foreign Secretary said that the Uk will need to adapt to new ways of living going forward.
- Mr Raab also talked about the cyber criminals and malicious groups that have persistently targetted national and international organisations during this pandemic, and explained that the Government is working hard to help businesses and organisations. The UK national cyber security centre has teamed up with the US cyber security and infrastructure security centre to publish joint advice to people and businesses about the threats posed in the current climate.
- The Prime Minister is expected to give an update later this week on the Government’s measures to combat COVID-19.
The local picture
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.
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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. 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