The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation. It calls for decisive action at home and abroad, of the kind not normally seen in peacetime.
The Government is acting to tackle the pandemic and mitigate the impact. Every part of Government is being mobilised to defend our people and our country, businesses, councils and communities across Lincolnshire are coming together to help in this national effort.
The overriding objective is to save lives, protect our most vulnerable and support the NHS so it can help those who need it the most. Our science-led action plan is delivering to contain, delay, research and mitigate the outbreak. Our world-leading scientists continue their work to understand the virus and we are now attempting to delay its spread to minimise harm. Everyone will need to help to ensure people get the support they need to stay alert. This will mean we can protect our NHS and save thousands of lives.
YOU & YOUR FAMILY
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
EDUCATION & CHILDCARE
Schools have reopened to all age groups in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, while schools in Wales have begun reopening and will all reopen by 14 September.
There’s new guidance on face coverings in England.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.
Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.
Boston Borough Council, East Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council are all offering dedicated Coronavirus support and services.
If you need to check which council you belong to, you can do so here.
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy, or hospital, unless it is a serious emergency or to attend appointments for ongoing treatment. Stay at home and use the 111 online coronavirus service or NHS health at home to find out what to do.
Visiting hours at Skegness and District General Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital Boston are currently suspended. Their latest information can be found below:
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Lincolnshire County Council operates a Community Help and Volunteering portal for those seeking or looking to help in the local area.
The Royal Voluntary Service has set up NHS Volunteer Responders to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak, to help the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus.
The Government is also offering support for those who want to volunteer or take part in a vaccine research study.