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People, Health and Care

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Charlie the Covid snake cemented in at Bottesford Beck
28 October 2020

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

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

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

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New swing helps disabled children play in the park
27 October 2020

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

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Free online sessions launched to raise cancer awareness
26 October 2020

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

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Looking for a new job? Find a role to suit you on the Proud to...
22 October 2020

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

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...
22 October 2020

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

Poster reminding people of Hands, Face, Space
Back to basics: “hands, face, space” works and will stop us...
15 October 2020

Moving in the next local Covid alert level in North Lincolnshire is not a foregone conclusion if everyone sticks to…

Photograph of Pam, a North Lincolnshire resident, thanking care workers
Become a care worker and transform lives – Pam’s story
15 October 2020

Compassionate, caring and committed people are needed to work in the care sector more than ever. The newly launched Proud…

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North Lincolnshire local Covid alert level is Medium
14 October 2020

We are aware that some people living in parts of North Lincolnshire are being told via the NHS Covid-19 app…

Poster reminding people of Hands, Face, Space
Adapting to Covid: Stop the spread and avoid further restrictions
13 October 2020

Following the local Covid alert levels announcement North Lincolnshire has been placed in alert level 1 – medium. There are…

Illustration of an adoptive parent meeting a child
You can adopt and change a child’s life this autumn
13 October 2020

Supportive people are needed to become adoptive parents in North Lincolnshire. If you can give a child certainty in uncertain…

Photograph of a carer advising an elderly person
Discover your career in care by visiting the Proud to Care North...
8 October 2020

North Lincolnshire’s biggest ever recruitment drive for care workers starts this week. North Lincolnshire Council has joined up with local…

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Could you be ‘the Right Friend’ to a vulnerable youngster?
6 October 2020

North Lincolnshire Council is urging people to volunteer to help children and young people in the care of the local…

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Change a young person’s life and become a supported lodgings...
2 October 2020

North Lincolnshire Council is looking for caring people to share their homes and become a supported lodgings provider. If you…

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Rule of six critical as Covid-19 rate continues to rise across...
1 October 2020

Public health officials have urged people to stick to the Rule of Six as the Covid-19 infection rate continues to…