Local people have had more freedoms since national restrictions were eased on Monday – in line with the Government’s Roadmap.
But with variants of concern taking hold in some parts of the country we all need to be careful to stop the spread.
The India variant appears to be more infectious and has spread quickly in places across the north west – there have also been a small number of cases detected in areas across the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Public health experts are prepared to deal with any variants of concern found in our area, but the public has a major part to play in stopping the spread.
The advice remains the same, whatever the variant of Covid-19. Stick to the basics of hands, face, space and fresh air. Meet people outside if you can and if you have symptoms, however mild, get tested and self-isolate. Twice weekly testing is also available to everybody.
Vaccination slots are available at the Baths Hall for anyone over 36 years of age. Book now to protect yourself and your community.
Tens of thousands of vaccinations have been given in North Lincolnshire and the take up among older residents has been excellent. But there are still around 10% of eligible people in North Lincolnshire that haven’t yet booked a jab.
A spokesperson for Public Health England, said:
“We are well prepared to deal with any Variants of Concern found in our area. If there are any Variants of Concern and Variants Under Investigation here, they will have contact tracing carried out, and as with anyone testing positive for COVID-19, need to self-isolate.
“Our public health advice remains the same, whatever variant of COVID-19 . Continue with the basics of Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air – especially meeting people outside rather than inside, to help to protect against all COVID-19 variants.
Get your vaccination when invited and if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, get a PCR test and isolate.”