The advice has changed on how we fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Please read the following:
From Monday 14th September, it will be illegal for anyone to gather socially in a group of more than six. Anyone who breaches this requirement could receive a £100 fine. This does not apply to work, education, or religious ceremonies.
Further, on Tuesday 22nd September, additional restrictions were announced, including hospitality businesses being required to close at 10pm.
On 12th October, the government announced a new three-tier system of local lockdown measures. East Yorkshire is currently in Tier 1, which corresponds to a medium alert level. This means that nothing has changed about what you are allowed to do, for now, but please keep in mind that this could change.
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, in shops and in some other indoor settings. 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 £200 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.
The new restrictions that have been introduced are difficult, but necessary, given the rise in daily new infections that we have seen in early September.
We are now at a turning point, and we risk seeing a second wave of infections that is even worse than the first. We must all do our bit and observe these new restrictions in order to reduce the slow the spread of the virus.
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.