Coronavirus is increasing once again in our area as the two-year anniversary of the first UK lockdown passes.
The Covid-19 case rate in North Lincolnshire is currently just over 700 per 100,000 people.
Public Health officials have warned that doctors and nurses in the area’s hospitals are starting to see more cases but the vaccine is protecting the vast majority of local people.
Professor Derek Ward, Director of Public Health for Greater Lincolnshire, said:
“There is a lot going on for people to worry about at the moment so Covid-19 has understandably taken a back seat.
“Although catching Covid-19 is still a concern, spending time outside, meeting other people and taking a break from the news are important for our mental and physical wellbeing.
“It’s really easy for people to do small things that significantly reduce their risk of catching the virus.”
Here are the things you can do now to help reduce your risk of catching and spreading Covid-19:
Keep testing – LFT tests are still free until the end of the month and remember hands, face, space and fresh air.
Getting vaccinated – whether it’s your first or second dose, booster or the new fourth dose for people over 75 – remains the best defence against the virus.
You are eligible for a booster three months (91 days) after your second dose and for the spring booster six months (182 days) from your last previous vaccination.
Pop-up vaccination centres are taking place at the following locations –
• Friday 25th March 2022. The Haven, Dorchester Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 1YG. 12pm to 3pm
• Monday 28th March 2022. The Foundry Shopping Centre, 12 Market Hill, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6SS. 1pm to 4pm