Coronavirus - All the information Boston needs

Last updated Friday 23rd July at 12:29

Roadmap Out of Lockdown

The Government has set out the Roadmap for exiting Lockdown.

Step 4 (as of 19th July)

  • All remaining limits on social contact (currently 6 people or 2 households indoors, or 30 people outdoors) will be removed and there will be no more restrictions on how many people can meet in any setting, indoors or outdoors.
  • All settings will be able to open, including nightclubs. Large events, such as music concerts and sporting events can resume without any limits on attendance or social distancing requirements.
  • All restrictions on life events such as weddings, funerals, bar/bat mitzvahs and baptisms will be removed, including the remaining restrictions on the number of attendees. There will be no requirement for table service at life events, or restrictions on singing or dancing.
  • The legal requirements to wear a face covering will be lifted in all settings. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, published guidance will advise that wearing a face covering will reduce your risk and the risk to others, where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces.
  • Social distancing rules (2 metres or 1 metre with additional mitigations) will be lifted. You should continue to consider the risks of close contact with others, particularly if you are clinically extremely vulnerable or not yet fully vaccinated.

For more information, click here to go to the Government's Coronavirus site.

Order a Coronavirus Rapid Lateral Test pack

Get a a symptom-free coronavirus test pack delivered to your door.
Lateral Flow Tests help identify those who unknowingly have the virus. These rapid tests will help provide a more accurate picture of cases in Boston and will help prevent people from spreading it to their loved ones and people they work with.

Order the test packs online by clicking here.

Local Information

Visit the following websites for the latest local information and support:

Boston Borough Council

Go to where you can apply for grants and see Borough Service disruptions, and further information about Council services.

Lincolnshire County Council

If you are a member of the community that requires support you can request help online: or dial 01522 782189 for assistance.

National Information

Visit the following websites for the latest national guidance and information:



Public Health England

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

The current situation makes it even more difficult to cope with negative emotions.
Below are links to charities and organisations that can offer expert advice if you are feeling low. You can click the phone numbers to contact them directly or click on the website to view more information about them.

Remember, you are not alone.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust

If you’re feeling low, anxious or stressed and you think that talking to another person may help you cope you can call the new mental health helpline in Lincolnshire which is open 24/7.
Phone: 0800 001 4331 (24/7)


Samaritans offer confidential support if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a charity providing a mental health helpline and online webchat.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)


Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)


Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Phone: Text SHOUT to 85258 (24 hour a day, 7 days a week)


YoungMinds help to make sure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm)


PAPYRUS is the young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (daily, 9am to midnight)


Childline is a free, private and confidential service for Under 19s where you can talk about any issue you’re going through.
Phone: 0800 1111 (7 days a week, 7:30am – 3:30am)


Sanctus supports employees by creating impartial spaces where they can talk about their mental health & wellbeing with a professional.

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is a charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.


Refuge offers advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)


Hullo is a national non-profit organisation that is all about safe and relaxed everyday conversations.
Phone: 0800 001 4455 (7 days a week, 9am to 9pm)

OCD Action

OCD Action offers support for people with OCD, including information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm - calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge)

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