With restrictions due to ease on Monday 17 May, Northern Lincolnshire’s Director of Public Health is asking people to remain cautious.
Steve Pintus, said:
“We all welcome being able to do more once restrictions are eased on Monday, especially being able to be closer to our friends and family. I would, however, ask people to be cautious as the virus is still present in our community.
“We all need to take self responsibility and manage any risks – especially for the most vulnerable. The amazing vaccine roll-out in North Lincolnshire is helping protect those that are most at risk, but the vaccine doesn’t mean people can forget the rules and take unnecessary risks.
“We have seen infection rates fall over the past week but the virus has not totally gone away. If we all take a cautious approach we can hopefully get back to more normal times in June.
“If you have symptoms please book a test and self-isolate. Regular testing is also available to anyone in our community and can really help break transmission. Our older pupils and parents are already used to being tested twice a week and I would urge others to join the programme
“We need to remember hands, face, space and fresh air; wear a face covering when needed, stick to the new guidelines and get a vaccine when it’s your turn.”
If you’re aged 40 or over, or if you turn 40 before 1 July, you can book your first dose of the Covid vaccine at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119.
Dr Satpal Shekhawat, Medical Director at NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:
“We are making brilliant progress with vaccines in North Lincolnshire. Currently, we are particularly encouraging those aged between 40 and 49 to come forward and book their jabs now.
“There is no need to wait for your GP surgery to contact you as they are now focusing on delivering second doses.”