The very first easing of the lockdown restrictions came into force today (Monday, 8 March).
A lot of attention has naturally fallen on the schools reopening to all students.
But there are other things we are allowed to do too.
One of the key ones affects people with loved ones in care homes.
Care home residents in England will be able to receive indoor visits from a nominated friend or relative as of this week.
Visitors will be tested prior to visits, wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and be asked to keep physical contact to a minimum.
Handholding is permitted but hugs and kissing are not, to help reduce the chance of spreading the virus, the Government has said in its latest visiting guidance.
And everyone will be permitted to have socially distanced one-to-one meetings with others outdoors in a public space – meaning friends and family members could sit down for a coffee or have a picnic in the park.
Sadly it’s a bit rainy for that in York today…
These easing of restrictions comes as there were positive signs over the weekend that the virus is being suppressed.
The coronavirus infection rate in York has fallen below 50 and many areas in the city and beyond are seeing cases decreasing.