Coronavirus information

Page last updated: 2 November 2020

New national coronavirus restrictions mean that from 5 Nov until 2 Dec, you must stay at home

From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following actions:

  • Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes
  • Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
  • Closing pubs and restaurants – with takeaways exempt
  • Closing non-essential shops and gyms
  • Schools and universities remain open
  • Travel is not advised unless it is essential or for work/education purposes
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation is encouraged and is unlimited.

The NHS both locally and nationally, is facing extreme challenges because of the significant rise in Covid-19 hospital admissions.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the incredible support you have shown for local people, your neighbours, friends and family. But also the immense support for your National Health Service, during this increasingly difficult time. We must keep on protecting each other so we can lower infection rates.

Click here to read more about the restrictions.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, no matter how mild.

Symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

To protect others if you have symptoms, stay at home. Book a test to check if you have the virus.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

If you have an appointment please contact your healthcare team to let them know you are unable to attend. They will discuss with you a suitable alternative arrangement.

Further coronavirus information:

COVID-19 App

Protect your loved ones. Download the app.

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. It uses proven technology from Apple and Google, designed to protect every user’s privacy. Read more about how we protect your data and privacy.

For more information about the app, and links to download it, please click here.

Please click here for more information for people working in healthcare.

Your Covid Recovery

Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19.

If you have had Covid-19, you may still have some physical symptoms, such as, breathlessness, a cough and a lack of energy. You may also have psychological symptoms, such as feeling scared or anxious, depressed, having trouble sleeping and struggling to remember or concentrate.

These symptoms, both physical and psychological, are common. Your Covid Recovery includes information from experts about how to manage them and look after your health and wellbeing. It also includes information on returning to work, and a helpful section for the family, friends and carers of people who are recovering.

 

Our building, Health Place in Brigg, has had all of the safety measures put in place to ensure it is COVID-secure. Please find our ‘COVID-secure’ certificate here.