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Voluntary Sector joins health experts for COVID chat

4:23 pm, Thursday, 24th September 2020 - 4 years ago


Members of local voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises in our area this week got chance to join Director of Public Health, Stephen Pintus, for a chat about COVID-19.

The Council’s Director for Public Health was joined on the webinar by colleagues from North East Lincolnshire’s Public Health team, and chatted to representatives from the VCSE sector about the situation locally, how to manage a confirmed case in their settings, and what measures they can put in place to keep themselves and their members safe.

Speaking after the session, Mr Pintus said: “Since the start of the pandemic back in March, my team have been reaching out to various sectors and offering them this opportunity to chat to us about the virus and how they can protect their communities.

“The voluntary sector is particularly important because they have been working with us throughout this pandemic to ensure that some of our most vulnerable are continuing to be cared for.

“It’s important that our Public Health team are approachable and that businesses, venues and community groups work with us and feel that they can approach us if they’re unsure about anything.

“We have to get this right, and we have to ensure that everyone knows and understands their responsibilities during this pandemic.

“I would like to thank all those that joined the call for their continued support.

“We all have a role to play, and I would urge local people to continue to follow the guidance so we can prevent the spread of this virus.”

To keep up with the latest Government guidance, visit GOV.UK.

The session was hosted over Microsoft Teams, and was held on Thursday 24 September 2020.

For those that couldn’t make the chat, the session was recorded and has been published on the Council’s YouTube channel at

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