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#Covid-19

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Vaccines enter extra time to tackle the virus

It is easier than ever to get vaccinated. Anyone over the age of 21 can now get the jab at…

21 hours ago
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Covid Delta variant risk makes vaccination more important to protect North Lincolnshire

The new Delta variant of Covid-19 has a strong foothold in the north west of the country with really high…

1 week ago
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One in five people aged between 40 and 50 still not come forward for the vaccine

Public Health are urging more eligible people to come forward for the vaccine after the latest figures show that around…

2 weeks ago
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North Lincolnshire Covid rate tumbles

People in North Lincolnshire have been thanked for sticking to the rules as infection rates in the area fall. The…

3 weeks ago
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Restrictions easing but people need to remain vigilant

Local people have had more freedoms since national restrictions were eased on Monday – in line with the Government’s Roadmap.…

4 weeks ago
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Take the next step safely and vaccines available at The Baths Hall

With restrictions due to ease on Monday 17 May, Northern Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health is asking people to remain…

1 month ago
Sayful Ahmed and 2 GP's pop up vaccination centre at the Scunthorpe Islamic Centre
Restrictions ease but caution needed

Local people are being urged to be cautious when restrictions ease next Monday as the infection rate in North Lincolnshire…

2 months ago
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Free school meals extended through Easter holidays

North Lincolnshire Council will extend its scheme to provide free schools meals to thousands of children across the Easter break.…

4 months ago
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Step up and support each other – council leader calls on residents to follow lockdown advice

North Lincolnshire residents are being encouraged to be good neighbours, protect the vulnerable and follow national guidelines over the next…

5 months ago
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Council leader urges residents to protect the NHS by sticking to Christmas bubbles

Residents in North Lincolnshire are being urged to stick to the new Christmas bubble rules. The revised guidance reduces the…

6 months ago
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North Lincolnshire residents receive first Covid-19 vaccines today

As the Covid-19 vaccine begins to roll out nationally, a number of North Lincolnshire residents have begun to receive theirs…

6 months ago
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Shop safe and shop local this Christmas

North Lincolnshire moves into Tier 3: Very High Alert today, meaning retail outlets can open their doors in time for…

7 months ago
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£6m cash boost to support businesses and protect jobs in North Lincolnshire

More than £6m is now available to support local businesses and protect jobs through the coming weeks. Businesses in North…

7 months ago
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Cash boost for most vulnerable children and families across North Lincolnshire as part of £170m Government scheme

Families in North Lincolnshire hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic will benefit from a share of more than half a…

7 months ago
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…

8 months ago