Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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From 00:01 on Thursday 5 November 2020, North Lincolnshire will be following the Government coronavirus national restrictions.  For guidance on what these restrictions mean in our area, please go to our national restrictions questions and answer page.  Coronavirus information is also available in other languages.

From 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December, North Lincolnshire will move into Tier 3 restrictions. To see what the changes are, go to the Tier 3 Questions and Answer page.


The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why until Wednesday 2 December, you must:

1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
3. Close certain businesses and venues.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is an illness which affects people’s lungs and airways. The virus spreads between people like flu, via respiratory droplets from coughing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days but may range from two to 14 days. The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough or a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

Looking after yourself

During challenging times, it’s really important we look after ourselves and those around us. This includes our physical health and just as importantly, our mental wellbeing.

There are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Local advice and guidance

North Lincolnshire Council staff are working hard to support residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools, colleges and educational settings

Guidance for businesses and venues

Guidance for food businesses

The government has published guidance for food businesses in relation to Covid-19. This includes information on:

  • maintaining social distancing
  • food hygiene
  • managing employee sickness

Additional guidance is also provided by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

Guidance for landlords and tenants

Contact details

If you have a query about council services during this time, please make use of online guidance first and if you don’t find the information or support you need, call our Contact Centre 01724 297000. Please only use our contact centre number if you really have to. This will help staff to prioritise supporting our most vulnerable residents and allocate your request.

Monday to Thursday – 8.30am to 5pm

Friday – 8.30am to 4.30pm

Saturday – 9am to 12pm

01724 297000