Coronavirus - All the information Boston needs

Last updated Monday 12th April at 17:33

Roadmap Out of Lockdown

The Government has set out the Roadmap for exiting Lockdown.

Step 2 (No earlier than 12th April)

  • All retail, personal care, libraries and community centres, most outdoor attractions, indoor leisure inc. gyms (individual or household use only), self-contained accommodation, all children's activities, outdoor hospitality and indoor parent and child groups (up to 15 people, excluding under 5s)
  • Funerals (30 people), wedding, wakes and receptions (15 people) and event pilots
  • Domestic overnight stays (household only), no international holidays

Step 3 (No earlier than 17th May)

  • Indoor hospitality, indoor entertainment and attractions, organised indoor sport (adult), remaining accommodation and remaining outdoor entertainment (including performances)
  • Maximum 30 people outdoors, up to 6 people or a larger group from 2 households only indoors
  • Most significant life events (30 people), indoor events 1,000 people or 50% capacity (whichever is lower), outdoor events 4,000 people or 50% capacity (whichever is lower) and large seated outdoor venues 10,000 people or 25% capacity (whichever is lower)
  • Domestic overnight stays, international travel (subject to review)

Step 4 (No earlier than 21st June)

  • Remaining businesses, including nightclubs (subject to review)
  • No legal limit on social contact (subject to review)
  • No legal limit on life events or larger events (subject to review)
  • Domestic overnight stays (subject to review), international travel (subject to review)

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

Rapid Community Testing in Boston

Boston Borough residents can have a symptom-free coronavirus test.
This test will help identify those who unknowingly have the virus. The 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.

Testing is available at:

Testing is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 5pm, until the end of June 2021. For updates, visit

Collect a Coronavirus Rapid Lateral Test pack

You are now able to collect packs of the Coronavirus Rapid Lateral Tests from:

The packs are collectable 7 days a week between 1pm and 7pm. They are predominantly for nursery, college and school age children, carers, parents of pupils, school transport staff, after school club leaders and those in the high risk groups.

You can also 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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