COVID-19 Update: Wednesday 8 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 gave a brief update on the Prime Minister’s condition as he prepared to spend a second night at St Thomas’ hospital.
- Mr Raab reinforced the Government’s advice for people to stay at home to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
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.
|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.|
|Festive Fun for the Easter weekend|
|Looking for something to do to keep the little ones entertained as we head into the Easter weekend? There are plenty of fun things you can do to make memories together while adhering to Government guidance and social distancing.|
|Look out for your rainbows! Children’s drawings go up on council bin lorries|
|North East Lincolnshire Council is thanking everyone who has sent in their rainbow drawings as dozens of pictures go up on the council’s bin lorries.|
|COVID-19 – Business update|
|Government guidance for businesses has been updated.|
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.
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 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