It’s not too much to mask.
In a week that has seen the national lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, we are joining other health care organisations, leading charities and trusts in encouraging the public to make a series of personal pledges to keep themselves and each other protected from coronavirus.
With rising cases and an increase in hospitalisations across North East Lincolnshire, we're asking people to make choices that stop the spread and reduce the risk of the virus including:
- Wearing a face mask
- Regularly cleaning your hands
- Getting both doses of the vaccine and encouraging friends and family to do the same
- Keeping indoor spaces well ventilated and meeting outdoors if you can
- Testing regularly, supporting contact tracing measures and self-isolating when required.
NAViGO deputy chief executive Simon Beeton said: “We can all take simple, sensible, individual measures that help to prevent the spread of the virus, reduce its impact and ultimately safe lives.
“Let’s limit risk and continue protecting each other, the vulnerable members of our community and our essential health care services. It’s really not too much to mask.”
It’s #NotTooMuchToAsk is a NHS Confederation campaign.
If you are struggling to cope, are worried about someone you know or need to speak to someone urgently, there is a range of help available.
- The COVID-19 mental health support service offers support to anyone who has been affected by the pandemic in any way. It's free and available 24 hours a day. Just call (01472) 256256 and select option 3 or freephone 08081 968442.
- If you’re in a mental health crisis and need urgent help, call the Single Point of Access on (01472) 256256 and select option 3. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Safespace provides instant support if you’re vulnerable and need assistance with your mental health out-of-hours. You can speak to the team using Zoom or by calling in via telephone, between 5.30pm and 11pm, Monday to Friday.
- Open Minds offers a range of talking therapies aimed at helping you to deal with the effects of stress, anxiety and depression. You can self-refer to Open Minds online.