ELDC leader: ‘If we come together, we can do our bit to restrict the spread of the virus’

Councillor Craig Leyland, East Lindsey District Council Leader, has issued a statement following the Prime Minister’s announcement that England is set to enter a four-week lockdown from Thursday (November 5).

Councillor Craig Leyland

Coun Leyland said: “Since we exited the national lockdown earlier in the year, residents across the district have shown a fantastic spirit in following the rules set out by Government, helping to control the spread of the virus.

“As we now prepare for this latest phase of restrictions to come into effect from Thursday, I have no doubt that residents will show that same level of community spirit once again.

“It is natural, at a time such as this, that you will have questions and no doubt feel a sense of unease about what the coming four weeks will look like.

“As a Council, we will work closely with our partners to ensure that those who need help throughout this time have access to the support they require.

“We will also do all we can to ensure that any impact on the day-to-day services we provide is minimised.”

Coun Leyland continued: “I recognise that coming to terms with these new restrictions, after months of a return to something close to normality, will be hard on all of us but I would ask all our residents to ensure they familiarise themselves with the new rules and follow them once they come into effect from Thursday.

“If we come together as we did during the Spring, I know that we can do our bit to restrict the spread of the virus and hopefully return to a level of normality in December. Thank you.”

• The latest information and advice for residents and businesses is available at www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/coronavirus and https://magnavitae.org/inthistogether/

• Residents in need of advice or support to stay at home safely can call 01522 782189 or visiting www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-services

• If a resident have been told by the NHS to self-isolate, either because they have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, they may be entitled to a £500 Test & Trace Support Payment. ELDC has also implemented a local discretionary scheme for people who do not meet the main criteria but are facing financial hardship as a result of self-isolating. More information on the eligibility, application and FAQs is available at: www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/testandtracesupport