COVID-19 Coronavirus Advice

This is a dedicated page of links to help offer information and advise for residents and businesses of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.


Recent and Upcoming Changes

Although government restrictions are no longer in place, there are still certain things we can all do to limit infection and keep one another safe from Covid-19.

  • Vaccines - Get vaccinated to reduce your risk of catching Covid-19 and becoming seriously ill, and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.
  • Fresh Air - Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meeting outside to disperse Covid-19 particles and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
  • Face Covering - Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.
  • Stay at Home if Unwell - Try to stay home if you are unwell.
  • Hand Washing - Wash your hands regularly to limit the spread of Covid-19

For the latest updates please visit HM Government website.


Community Help and Volunteering

Looking for Help? - You are not alone. If you need help Lincolnshire County Council can link you up with a community volunteer who may be able to help with things like:

  • shopping
  • getting prescriptions
  • dog-walking
  • friendly chat

Call Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 782189 or request help by completing the online form here.


COVID-19 Testing

You can get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit www.gov.uk to find out how.


Test & Trace Support Payment

If you have been told by the NHS to self-isolate, either because you have tested positive for COVID-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to some financial support during your self-isolation period. For more information please click here


Get Support if you’re Clinically Extremely Vulnerable to Coronavirus

Guidance for people aged 12 and over whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).

NHS

For health information and advice about COVID-19, visit www.nhs.uk

Check if you have coronavirus symptoms by visiting the NHS 111 online page

If you're told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app, please visit WWW.NHS.UK for advice.


Handwashing

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others.


Government Guidance

To find out the number of cases and risk level in the UK, what to do if you have symptoms, and what the government is doing about the virus, visit www.gov.uk


Guidance for Employees, Employers and Businesses

Guidance for employers and businesses can be found here


COVID-19: Support for Businesses

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Please see the link below for details:

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.


Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Information about the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme can be found below


ACAS Advice for Employers and Employees

This advice is being reviewed daily. ACAS are monitoring government updates and when legal changes happen, they will update this page.


Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click here for more information