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October 2020

Photo of a sparkler on Bonfire Night
Residents encouraged to be a good neighbour and celebrate Bonfire Night safely

Residents in North Lincolnshire are being encouraged to be considerate of their neighbours as Bonfire Night approaches. While they can…

30 October 2020
Photos of people washing hands and wearing face coverings with the message to protect each other
North Lincolnshire in Covid Level Tier 2 – here is the latest advice

As North Lincolnshire moves in Tier 2, here is the latest advice and guidance from Public Health Consultant Jilla Burgess-Allen.…

30 October 2020
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Northern Lincolnshire to move into Tier 2 Covid Alert Level

After close discussions with Government and Public Health, North Lincolnshire will move from local COVID alert level medium to local…

29 October 2020
Photograph of Phillip, a local care worker
Why I am Proud to Care – Phillip’s story

Compassionate, caring and committed people from all backgrounds are needed to answer the call and become care workers to support…

29 October 2020
Lady dressed in black walking towards an old church
Online talk will showcase artist’s latest spooky work

North Lincolnshire Museum are inviting people to dust off their brooms today and get in the mood for Hallowe’en by…

29 October 2020
Covid snake in the ground outside Bottesford visitor with six socially distanced observers next to it
Charlie the Covid snake cemented in at Bottesford Beck

There is a new resident along Bottesford Beck – Charlie the Covid snake, who first made an appearance in June…

28 October 2020
Photograph of Cllr Rob Waltham with a copy of the Personal Covid-Secure Plan
Make your personal Covid-Secure plan now – help protect the most vulnerable

North Lincolnshire Council is today launching a downloadable Personal Covid-Secure Plan – designed to help people put in place measures…

27 October 2020
Four people on bikes and scooters outside Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg
Investment in electric vehicle revolution: scheme helping young people get to work and training goes green

A successful scheme to help young people travel to work or training has joined the green revolution – with low…

27 October 2020
Disabled access swing in park with socially distanced onlookers
New swing helps disabled children play in the park

Disabled children in North Lincolnshire can now play alongside their friends thanks to a new swing just for wheelchairs. The…

27 October 2020
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Free online sessions launched to raise cancer awareness

Residents in North Lincolnshire can register for free one-hour Cancer Champion sessions, which teach people about the key facts, statistics,…

26 October 2020
Andrew Percy, Cllrs Sherwood, Rob Waltham wearing masks in the new Brigg Community Hub at the Angel
Brigg Angel reopens as community hub facility

The historic Angel in Brigg has reopened as a community hub as part of North Lincolnshire Council’s £5m community investment…

26 October 2020
Photograph of man installing thermal roof insulation layer
Lincolnshire councils highlight funding for Government’s energy efficiency scheme

Councils from across Greater Lincolnshire have joined forces to help people cut their home energy costs. Launched in June, the…

26 October 2020
Lady dressed in black walking towards an old church
North Lincolnshire Museum set to launch a new film

North Lincolnshire Museum is launching a new film about witches from acclaimed artist Tracy Satchwill in time for Halloween.  The…

22 October 2020
Photograph of a care worker talking to an elderly man
Looking for a new job? Find a role to suit you on the Proud to Care website

Friendly and supportive people are needed to become care workers to help residents thrive in North Lincolnshire. If you are…

22 October 2020
Public health officials in North Lincolnshire are concerned that half term could bring a big rise in cases in North Lincolnshire putting older people at risk. The seven date rate of infection per 100,000 people has stabilised across North Lincolnshire, sitting at around 150. However, the number of cases in people over the age of 60 has started to increase. Jilla Burgess-Allen, a public health consultant, said: “School leaders have gone to remarkable lengths to adapt to Covid-19 and keep their pupils and staff safe. But even with all the correct measures in place in schools, it is what happens outside the school gates that is causing concern. “It’s no good keeping to bubbles, social distancing and good hand hygiene in schools and then ignoring all the guidance when the school day is over. “With half term coming next week, there is a real risk that younger people with time on their hands ignore the rules causing a spike in the numbers in North Lincolnshire.” All other data across the country suggests an increase in the virus in younger people eventually flows through to an increase in the older population. As more older people get the virus we will see an increase in hospital admissions putting the NHS under real pressure. Ms Burgess-Allen said: “I know getting younger people to follow the rules is difficult, but I am asking every parent to talk to their children stressing the importance of the hand, face, space message. They may feel invincible, or understand that the health risks to themselves are relatively low, but the impact they can have by spreading the virus to older people can be devastating. “Self-isolation for people who have symptoms, are waiting for a test, have tested positive or been contacted by NHS track and trace is also vital to stop the spread of the virus. This applies to everyone including our young people. Staying at home for a few days might be inconvenient, but it is much better than passing the virus to friends, relatives and the wider community. “I want our young people to enjoy the half-term, but to do so safely to protect the most vulnerable in North Lincolnshire.”
Public health’s half-term concerns – the importance of self-isolating

Public health officials in North Lincolnshire are concerned that half term could bring a big rise in cases in North…

22 October 2020