We will all no doubt be cheering on the England team in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. Some people in North Yorkshire may of course have good reason to support Italy too.
Even if you are not a football fan it will be a moment in history and hopefully one to match 1966 too!
The St George’s flag set to fly in the heart of York city centre above the historic Mansion House.
City leaders urge people to stay safe and take a Covid test before enjoying the match with friends and family. There are no plans for big screens to be put up to show the match in public spaces or for a fanzone.
There are of course many other places that will be open to show the match. See some here at YorkMix.com
City of York Council leader Keith Aspden said: “Watching England progress to the Euro 2020 final has brought joy and optimism for so many following a difficult 16 months.
“The final will provide a much-welcomed boost for many pubs and venues in the city, and I hope everyone visiting the city will enjoy the match safely.
“I know that York will be behind the team on Sunday, with the St George’s flag flying at the Mansion House.”
York’s Covid rate is rising sharply – the latest confirmed figures on July 3 show the city’s infection rate is well above the national and regional average at 414 cases per 100,000 people.
The city’s public health director Sharon Stoltz urged people to take care if they plan to meet others to watch the football this weekend.
“Whilst it’s certainly a special occasion, Covid infection rates are continuing to rise across York, so please remember to take some simple steps to stay safe this weekend.
“Regular hand washing using soap and water or hand sanitiser and wearing a face mask in crowded indoor places are still very important.
“It is a good idea to get tested before meeting up with friends to watch the match.”
For information on symptom free testing visit york.gov.uk/SymptomFreeCOVIDTest