North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire move into coronavirus tier 2 this weekend
North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire will be moving into the tier 2 coronavirus restrictions this weekend.
The Department of Health has made the announcement that Yorkshire and the Humber: East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston-Upon-Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire will be moving into the high level from 00.01 on Saturday (October 31).
Lincolnshire County Council's Director of Public Health Derek Ward told yesterday'sLincolnshire Outbreak Engagement Board meeting that there was no reason to change the county's alert level at the moment.
The rate of Covid-19 infections is rising rapidly across the UK. The weekly case rate in England stood at 201 people per 100,000 from 15 October to 21 October, up from 100 people per 100,000 for the week 25 September to 1 October. Cases are not evenly spread, with infection rates rising more rapidly in some areas than others.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We continue to see a worrying rise in cases right across the country, and it is clear decisive action is needed.
“We have agreed with local leaders to move more areas into the High Local Covid Alert Level this week.
“These restrictions are challenging for us all, but it is only by working together and following the rules that we will bring down the rates of infection. A failure to act now will only lead to longer disruption and greater economic damage. I want to thank everyone who is playing their part to break the chains of transmission across the country. We will beat this virus, but we must stick together as we enter the winter months.”
New rules for North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire are:
- people must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place;
- people must not meet in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other space; and
- people should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.
These measures will be reviewed every 14 days to consider whether they are still appropriate.