Covid positive residents reportedly turned up at recycling centres

At the tip

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 you need to stay at home and self-isolate, not go to a household waste recycling centre.

In two separate incidents in January, members of the public have told site staff at household waste recycling centres to keep their distance because they had tested positive for Covid-19.

This happened at sites in Lincoln and Boston.

Andy Fox, consultant in Public Health at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “If you have tested positive for Covid, you must self-isolate and follow the guidance – that doesn’t mean you can drive to household waste recycling centres. You are putting other people at risk, particularly site staff, which could lead to centres being closed due to infections.

“Use other family members or friends to dispose of the waste and don’t take any unnecessary risks.”

Find out more about self-isolation on the NHS website.

Published: 10th January 2022