North East Lincolnshire moves to Covid Tier 2

North Lincolnshire moves to Covid Tier 2

North East Lincolnshire moves to Covid Tier 2

Restrictions in North East Lincolnshire are set to change from midnight on Saturday 31 October as the area moves into Covid Tier 2, it has been announced.

The area will join many other areas in Tier 2 following a recent increase in the rate of Covid-19 cases in the area.

Under the new restrictions people in across North East Lincolnshire will no longer be able to mix in any indoor setting with people you don’t live with – unless you are in a support bubble with them.

Northern Lincolnshire is set to receive an additional £1m in government support.

Councillor Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council said:

“I’d like to thank the Government for working with us offer support to our local communities and businesses.

“We know that this is a difficult time, especially for the most vulnerable. In our dialogue with Government, we stressed the importance of being able to develop innovative ways of maintaining safe visiting arrangements for care homes in particular, and we hope to have some news on that issue soon.

“Like other areas of England, we also pressed home the importance for the Government to be clear on effective de-escalation processes for authorities lifted into higher tiers, with built in and regular review arrangements.

“We are grateful for the financial support provided by the Government. Coupled with the latest business support package announced by the Chancellor, Government has acknowledged our request for prompt access to these funds so we can provide that all important support to our local businesses.

“This is a challenging situation, and will understandably cause concern, but I would urge everyone in the borough to stay strong and keep going during the difficult weeks and months ahead.

“Our new Tier 2 classification is a reflection of the change in infection rate across our authority area. COVID-19 isn’t going away just yet, but there’s lots you can do to help reduce the spread.”

North Lincolnshire, East Riding and Hull are also being placed into Tier 2.

This means that as of Saturday 31 October, people in North East Lincolnshire must not meet up with family or friends in any indoor setting, unless you’ve formed a support bubble with them.

You can meet friends and family who you don’t live with outdoors, for example, in a private garden, parks and open spaces, but you must keep 2m apart.

The rule of 6 still applies.

You can continue to travel for work purposes and to venues, but you should reduce the number of journeys and work from home where possible.

Education settings, shopping, retail, leisure and gyms will remain open, as will  hospitality services. Rules regarding the 10pm closing time and table service still apply.

Residential care homes will close to external visitors other than in exceptional circumstances.

Stephen Pintus, Director of Public Health for North East Lincolnshire added:

“The fewer people you meet, the less likely you are to catch Covid-19 and it reduces the chance of you being identified as a contact.

“Following the basic government guidance of washing your hands, or sanitising regularly, covering your face when appropriate, unless you are exempt, and keeping a social distance when you are near other people is key.

“But equally important is isolating yourself from other people, your work colleagues, friends and family if you develop any symptoms, getting a test as soon as you can, and not mixing with others outside your household unless they are part of your support bubble.

“By doing the basics right, we can help slow the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones.”

Those considered clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to have contact with as few people as possible.

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