North Lincolnshire has moved to national lockdown restrictions. Read what the restrictions mean for residents of North Lincolnshire and any changes to council services.
To follow any changes to this service, visit the Council Service Updates page.
Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare – for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay two metres apart from anyone not in your household.
Further detailed government guidance is available on the Gov.uk website.
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
- 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 lockdown 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. 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