Coronavirus - All the information Boston needs
Last updated Tuesday 2nd March at 11:35
Boris Johnson has imposed another national lockdown for England, due to coronavirus cases increasing rapidly and the new variant of the virus spreading fast.
We all must stay at home to protect ourselves, each other and our NHS. You can only leave your home:
- To shop for essentials
- To go to work "if you absolutely cannot work from home"
- To exercise
- To seek medical assistance
- To get a COVID-19 test
- To escape domestic abuse
The full list of restrictions can be found on the Government's website.
Rapid Community Testing in Boston
Boston Borough residents can now have a symptom-free coronavirus test.
This new type of 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 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week at:
- Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road, Boston, PE21 8NL
- St Nicholas Community Centre, Fishtoft Road, Boston, PE21 0DL
Testing is available until the 31st March. For updates, visit www.mybostonuk.com/rapidtesting
Visit the following websites for the latest local information and support:
Boston Borough Council
Go to https://www.mybostonuk.com/coronavirus where you can apply for grants and see Borough Service disruptions, and further information about Council services.
Lincolnshire County Council
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)
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)
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 is a charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
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)