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COVID-19

Please read the following:

Lockdown Easing:

From Monday 19th July 2021, almost all legal restrictions relating to Coronavirus will end in England. This means:

  • There are no limits on the number of people who can gather, either indoors or outdoors, and capacity limits on businesses will be removed
  • There is no legal requirement to socially distance
  • There is no legal requirement to wear a face covering, although some businesses and organisations may require you to wear one as a condition of entry
  • All businesses can reopen and all events can restart

Full details of what is allowed can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

The rules on what is allowed and what is prohibited may change, so please consult the government website for the latest advice.

However, the government is still urging people to act with caution, and follow certain guidance. This guidance includes:

  • Wearing a face covering in public transport and other crowded areas
  • Being outside or increasing ventilation of fresh air where possible
  • Minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts
  • Encouraging businesses to use the NHS COVID Pass in high risk settings

While the UK’s successful vaccination campaign has broken the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths, prevalence of COVID-19 still remains high. Therefore, I do urge everyone to act responsibly and to follow the guidance.

Some legal restrictions remain in place in order to protect the public. You must self-isolate if you have symptoms of coronavirus, if you test positive, or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

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 also self-isolate for ten days. You can find full details on the government’s website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

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: covid@eastriding.gov.uk

Phone number: 01482 393919

Quarantine when entering the UK

The government has divided the countries of the world into green, amber and red lists. When entering the UK from a country on the green list, there is no requirement to quarantine. When entering the UK from a country on the amber list, you must quarantine in your own home. When entering the UK from a country on the red list, you must quarantine in a specially-booked hotel. Full details can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Now that legal restrictions have ended, I encourage everyone to reflect that what is permitted is not always wise, and to continue to exercise caution in the weeks and months ahead.