The advice has changed on how we fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Please read the following:
The government has loosened some of the lockdown restrictions, but many of them remain in place.
The rules on what is allowed and what is still prohibited change frequently, so please consult the government website for the latest advice:
Self-isolating if you or a member of your household has symptoms:
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste or smell) you should self-isolate for ten days. Other members of your household should self-isolate for fourteen days. You can find full details on the government’s website:
If you are struggling with getting basic necessities because you are self-isolating or shielding, you can contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s helpline:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 01482 393919
Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport and in shops. Those with certain medical conditions and children under 11 need not wear them. If you fail to wear a face covering, you could be subject to a £100 fine.
For full guidance please see this link:
The government has provided a wide range of grants, loans and tax breaks to help businesses, employees, and the self-employed. To find out more, go to the government’s website:
Here, you can also find out about travel advice, school closures, and other public services and businesses.
This easing of the lockdown restrictions is a welcome lifeline for businesses and families who were struggling. However, this was only possible because of the hard work we all put into obeying lockdown restrictions in the past months. Any violation of these rules would be irresponsible, as it risks a second wave of infections which could cost thousands of lives.
Further, I would like to underline what the Prime Minister has said. He has commented, about the recent easing of the rules: ‘Our principle is to trust the British public to use their common sense in the full knowledge of the risks, remembering that the more we open up, the more vigilant we will need to be.’
In other words, this is a clear warning.
My own view is that what is permissible may not always be wise and I strongly advise exercising continuing caution and care in the months that lie ahead.