York’s latest coronavirus figures will give city leaders hope that the city might escape the restrictions of Tier 2 this week.
Like so much of the country, York was placed in to Tier 2 after the national lockdown ended on 2 December.
Then, ministers said they would review the allocations on 16 December – tomorrow.
So how has the city fared since coming out of lockdown?
Here are some of the key figures:Source: PHE / NHS Test and Trace
However, if ministers choose to take a regional rather than a local approach, York may be stuck with the Tier 2 restrictions.
Scarborough’s rates are still higher at 158.2 cases per 100,000, while Selby is at 112.6 cases.
Tier 1 and 2: The rules
Tier two (high) rules
- You can’t mix indoors with anyone apart from members of your household or bubble
- You can meet in a group of up to six outside – including in a private garden, or a public place
- Shops, gyms and personal care services (such as hairdressing) can reopen
- Pubs and bars can only open if they serve substantial meals. Alcohol can be served with that meal
- Pubs and restaurants must shut at 23:00 GMT, with last orders at 22:00
- Sports events in stadiums can be attended by up to 2,000 spectators, or 50% capacity (whichever is smaller)
- Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume (with restrictions)
Tier one (medium) rules
- You can see people from different households both indoors and outdoors, but only in groups of up to 6 people.
- Restaurants, pubs, cafés and other hospitality venues can be open. However, they must close by 11pm, with last orders at 10pm and provide table service.