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.
To follow any changes to this service, visit the Council Service Updates page.
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.
- Read what the new restrictions mean to our area until 2 December.
- Read what the new restrictions mean to our area from 2 December.
- Keep up to date on changes to our services on our Service Update page.
- Complete our downloadable Personal Covid-Secure Plan [PDF, 387Kb] – designed to help people put in place measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Schools, colleges and educational settings
Guidance for children and families
For information and guidance for children and families please view the information on the following pages:
- Support for children and families
- Support for young carers
- What the coronavirus national restrictions mean to families in North Lincolnshire
Guidance for adults and carers
Below are useful links to guidance for people who use social care services, carers and social care providers:
- Providing unpaid care
- Guidance for people receiving direct payments
- Providing home care
- Supporting people outside of their home
- Supporting adults with a learning disability and autistic adults
- Looking after people who lack mental capacity
- Supported living services during COVID-19
- Care home visiting guidance
- North Lincolnshire care home support plan
- Admission and care of people in care homes
- How to work safely in care homes
- How to work safely in domiciliary care
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) local contacts for care providers
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
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