Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Awareness – Local Information

Key Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus) information is available from the following sources:

More information about support available can be found on the “In this together” website, provided by Magna Vitae and East Lindsey District Council.

The BBC has also published a guide to what the virus does to the body.

Spilsby Town Council has set up a local help page on Facebook to enable the community to come together to pass information and support each other. If you are able to support, or are in need of support, please check out the link below. Please note, the page is aimed at Spilsby and the surrounding area – so if you live outside of the town you are more than welcome to participate/request help.

Spilsby Online are supporting this page and would recommend local residents “like” the page to follow for the latest information.

Please note that Spilsby Town Council can only directly assist residents within Spilsby – please contact your local parish council if you live outside the Spilsby town border.

If you live within the Hundleby Parish, the local residents have set up their own Covid-19 help page on Facebook:

Please be aware that the playground and other play areas (excluding the main field) on the Ancaster Avenue Playing Fields is closed due to Government restrictions and should not be used.

Contact details for other local services can be found on our useful telephone numbers list at the bottom of this page.

If other important information becomes available we will publish it on this page.

Funding for local groups

East Lindsey District Council has made additional funding available to local groups to deliver community resilience projects in their area.

For more information check out our news article on the subject.

More Information (press to open)

A number of key local businesses have changed their opening hours, including pharmacies and supermarkets.  The latest information is below (last checked 6 April):

Spilsby Pharmacy

Monday to Friday:
10:00 – 13:00
14:00 – 18:00

Saturday:
09:00 – 12:00

Spilsby Coop Food Store

Everyday:
07:00 – 20:00

Please note: there may be times during the day when the store may need to close its’ shutters.  This is due to a delivery taking place, a reduced number of staff due to self-isolation, and will only be closed for a short period.

Sainsburys

Monday to Saturday:
08:00* – 20:00

Sunday:
10:00 – 16:00

* Sainsburys have made changes to all supermarket opening hours from Monday 23rd March. NHS ID holders have priority Monday to Saturday 07:30 – 08:00. Elderly customers, carers and disabled customers have priority Monday, Wednesday and Friday 08:00 – 09:00.

If you are a local business remaining open please let us know your opening hours by contacting us.

Due to the current situation some shops have closed completely and some are operating different hours.  If you have a business that is operating altered opening hours please let us know and we will include you on this page.

Cooplands

Cooplands opening hours are 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.  Orders can be made over the phone along with card payments on 01790 756890.  Cooplands are looking at introducing a home delivery service – details to follow.

All local schools closed to the majority of students on Friday 20th March, with schools remaining open – where possible – for children of key workers and those classified as “vulnerable”.

Key workers are defined by the Government as:

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes childcare, support and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

(Last Updated: 25 March 2020 13:30)

Currently it is almost impossible to book a food delivery from one of the main supermarkets, but there are a number of local food retailers and wholesalers who will deliver to your door.

If you are a local business who deliver food direct to your customers door, please contact us and we will include your details here.

PJP Food Services

Local food supplier PJP Food Services have opened up their services to the public to allow you to bulk order food from them directly either for collection (from Firsby) or for delivery. PJP provide services to local food establishments in and around the Spilsby area and coastal area (Grimsby to Boston).

The service is available between Monday and Friday, although delivery days can vary depending on location and availability.

We have a price list (some prices may have slightly changed, and availability of some food and cleaning products vary) available here. Contact PJP on 01754 830330 for more details or to order.

Lloyds Bank have stated that their mobile service is cancelled until further notice.

Depending on your bank some counter services may be available at the Post Office counter.  To check whether you are able to access this service check the Post Office Everyday Banking website.

At the time of writing the Post Office in Spilsby remains open. 

Council Office Closure

Due to concerns over coronavirus the Spilsby Town Council offices in the Franklin Hall are closed to the public, but the Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk continue to answer queries by email.

Council Public Statement

On 24 March 2020 the Council published the following statement:

Dear Residents,

Following a meeting of the Town Council held on 23RD March 2020 the following statement is issued: 

“The Town Council recognises and agrees that no business, meeting, service provision or service delivery of the Authority is of any importance above that of public and personal safety. As such, all scheduled public meetings will be cancelled for an initial 4 month period (or as circumstances dictate)”. 

Whilst public meetings are cancelled, please be assured the Town Council has put measures in place to ensure minimal disruption or interruption to service delivery within the community and staff cover will remain in place as necessary or until any national legislation or instruction dictates otherwise.

The Town Council can be contacted on the numbers shown below but are unable to answer specific questions in relation to or on behalf of other local Authorities, health care providers or individual businesses within the parish.

Over the coming weeks, local self-help will be of paramount importance, and as such the Town Council will endeavour to work with other organisations to coordinate self-help and volunteers within the community. 

Should you wish to offer your help or support, please contact the Town Council via telephone or via email: spilsbytowncouncil@btconnect.com 

Above all the Town Council advises people to follow the latest national or regional health advice and encourages you not put yourself or other at risk from infection.

Government Social distancing advice is available at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Government Stay at home guidance is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Town Council contact details:

Town Clerk email: spilsbytowncouncil@btconnect.com 01790 753189 (office hours) 

Deputy Clerk email: deputyspilsbytc@btconnect.com  

Replies will be dealt with as soon as practically possible

Spilsby Monday Market has been cancelled for the foreseeable future because of the Coronavirus epidemic.

Kevin the fishmonger will be making deliveries in the area on Mondays (Order before Sunday noon) and possibly Fridays (order before Thursday noon).

If you would like fish delivered, please call Kevin on 07734 205693.

Payment by BACS or cheque preferred to minimise risk of cross-contamination.

Useful Telephone Numbers