Health advice and support

Keeping Lincolnshire Safe

You can help keep Lincolnshire safe and prevent new outbreaks by following these steps:

Wash your hands

Wash your hands with soap and water more often than usual, for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.

You should always wash your hands or use hand sanitiser after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, before you eat or handle food, or when you get to work or arrive home.

Keep your distance

In order to minimise risk you should still limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increase close contact gradually. This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.

More information on this can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Wear a face covering

The requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted. However, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

Get tested

If you show any of the symptoms of Covid-19, including:

  • a new continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

You should order a test immediately.

It is also advised that you test regularly using lateral flow testing kits.


As soon as you show symptoms or test positive for Covid-19 you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started.

Further advice on self isolation.

Sign up for test and trace

The NHS test and trace service ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus, it helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus.

Further information about test and trace.

View all national guidance