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COVID-19: keeping staff and public safe

18 March 2020

As the Coronavirus situation develops, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is taking all necessary measures to ensure it continues to provide full emergency cover for the entire Humber area. 

COVID-19: keeping staff and public safe

Extra hygiene measures are in place on fire stations to reduce any cross-contamination between staff and the wider public and the Control Room continues to take all 999 calls around the clock.

Whilst the Service continues to take all the latest advice from central government, certain ‘non-emergency’ contact with the wider public will either be significantly reduced or ceased for the foreseeable future to ensure frontline staff are available for all 999 call-outs.

All youth engagement activity in schools, colleges or at our Education and Development Centre has ceased from Monday 16 March.

Safe and Well visits from referrals received through the website or over the phone will only continue for those assessed as ‘very high risk’. Business safety engagement will be scaled back to only visit premises with significant cause for concern.

These measures have been put in place to protect both the public and HFRS staff from the increased risk of contamination. They will remain in place until the scientific advice from the Home Office changes.

Updated health advice from central government can be read by clicking here.