Restrictions lifted but caution still needed

Council News
09:30, Thursday, 27th January 2022

From today (Thursday 27 January) most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. But local public health bosses are urging caution as infection rates remain high in the area.

Tessa Lindfield, North Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health, said:

“Restrictions may have been lifted, but with infection figures high in North Lincolnshire, we all need to take personal responsibility to keep each other safe and protect the NHS and care services.

“Our current infection rates are hovering around 1,000 per 100,000 people so Covid-19 is very much still in our community. The vaccination programme has meant that this has not translated into a large increase in hospital admissions, but there are still thousands of people locally who haven’t had the jab. I would urge these people to come forward and get the vaccine as soon as possible.

“As well as being the best line of defence against infection and illness, people planning a summer holiday abroad may need to show proof of vaccination to be able to visit.

“Wearing a face covering is no longer mandatory but the advice is to wear one if you are in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. Advice to let fresh air in, and good hand hygiene also remains valid.

“Testing before meeting up to make sure people aren’t spreading the disease is still important. Self-isolation for those testing positive is still the law.

“We are now learning to live with Covid-19, but we can all continue to take small measures to keep each other safe.”