Community Covid-19 General Local News Prevention Safer and Stronger


Wash your hands. Cover your face. Make space.

We must act now to control the spread of the virus.

The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

·       From Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December, national restrictions apply across England. This means you cannot meet socially with anyone indoors unless they’re in your household or support bubble.


·       For full details on what you can and cannot do, visit


·       People should continue to wash their hands regularly and maintain social distancing.

For the most up-to-date information from Government, visit

Our services

·       Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Philip Jackson, talks about staying safe and adhering to lockdown restrictions. Watch the video at


·       Cllr Jackson was also on BBC Radio Humberside talking about what we’re doing to support communities and businesses. Listen 1:07:45 in at


·       Our chief executive, Rob Walsh, has made a direct address to the business community in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham as infection rates continue to rise rapidly in the borough. Read more at


·       Director of Public Health for North East Lincolnshire, Stephen Pintus, answers questions from young people in our area. Watch the video at


·       Stephen has also been on BBC Radio Humberside talking about the rising number of COVID-19 cases and people not being as vigilant as they need to be. Listen at around 2:44:15 at


·       Deputy Director of Public Health, Geoff Barnes, stressed the concerns we all have with the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases locally and the action we all must take in an interview on BBC Radio Humberside. Listen to Geoff at roughly 2:12:35 by visiting


·       We’re changing the way we collect garden waste due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Garden waste subscribers will have one collection instead of two before the winter break. Find out more at


·       All businesses in the area are being reminded to check the latest Government guidance that applies during the second lockdown. Find out more at


·       The Wellbeing Service is continuing to provide free, confidential support during COVID-19. Find out more at


·       For five ways to wellbeing during the second national lockdown, visit

Regular updates about council services affected by COVID-19 are listed at

Where to find the latest information and guidance

·       Help in your community:

·       Latest information on coronavirus:

·       NHS information on coronavirus:

Useful numbers and advice

·       Support for those isolating without anyone to support them and pick-up supplies, call (01472) 313131.

·       Health. If you are struggling to manage your symptoms, call 111. If you are in urgent need of medical assistance, call 999.

·       Domestic Abuse (women and men). NEL Women’s Aid (01472) 575757, Men’s Helpline 0808 8010327.

·       Wellbeing. If you’re struggling with your mental health, call (01472) 256256.

·       Citizens Advice, call 03444 111444.

·       Carers’ Support Service (support for informal carers). Visit or call (01472) 242277.

·       HEY Credit Union has come up with a handy financial wellbeing guide to help people in the current crisis. For more information, visit

·       Samaritans, call 116 123 or email

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